Category Archives: Regional Wine Week

New York on My Mind

I’m a big fan of New York wines. Riesling from the Finger Lakes seems to get better every year, especially as winemakers continue to carve out a distinctive style that speaks of the region’s terroir. Are they particularly German? Well, … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week Oct. 10-16

Calling all wine bloggers: Don’t forget the third annual Regional Wine Week, next week, Oct. 10-16. Not that you haven’t been writing about your local wines all year, but this is the time to draw extra attention to the exciting … Continue reading

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DrinkLocalWine.com 2010 and locavore hypocrisy

This week, the Park Hyatt Hotel chain announced that it would bring its annual Masters of Food and Wine event to Washington this June 17-20. Chef Extraordinaire Brian McBride of Blue Duck Tavern in the Park Hyatt in the West … Continue reading

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Wines from Where?

Wines are now made in all 50 states – but would you know that by looking at a typical wine list or store shelf? Andrew Stover, the hyper-energetic millenial generation sommelier at two hip Washington D.C. restuarants, is trying to … Continue reading

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America’s Southernmost Winery

It was cold and rainy on the August day when I visited Hawai€™i Volcanoes National Park, as the remnants of a tropical storm lashed the eastern side of the Big Island. I caught a glimpse of the Kilauea crater and … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week – half way point

If you haven’t yet checked out REGIONAL WINE WEEK on DrinkLocalWine.com, you should. We’ve got harvest updates on the Finger Lakes and Niagara from Lenn Thompson’s New York Cork Report, plus a post from Paul Vigna on how the bad … Continue reading

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Loudoun County – DC’s Bedroom Community AND its Wine Country!

Loudoun County in Northern Virginia has been experiencing the same growth in number of wineries as the state overall. Three of those – Tarara, Boxwood and Sunset Hills – are leading a new wave of quality improvements. Read about new … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week Starts Tomorrow! (Oct. 11, that is … )

Regional Wine Week starts tomorrow, Sunday, October 11, and we€™ve got an exciting lineup of bloggers and writers who will be writing about their local wines and wineries they€™ve experienced on their travels around this great land. Remember, wine is … Continue reading

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It’s Harvest Time!

The grape harvest is in full swing throughout the Northern Hemisphere. In my column today in The Washington Post, I give insights into how harvest is progressing in Bordeaux, Virginia and California €“ plus my monthly €œRecession Busters€ recommendations of … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week Coming, Oct. 11-17

Calling all wine bloggers! The second annual Regional Wine Week will be October 11 through 17. This is the week we encourage all wine bloggers, newspaper columnists, radio or TV talking heads, to feature €œwine from around here €“ wherever … Continue reading

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