Category Archives: Terroir

Local Bloggers Honored at #WBC11

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Washington, D.C., public relations officer David White was honored last weekend at the annual Wine Bloggers’ Conference in Charlottesville when his Terroirist won best new wine blog in the 2011 Wine Blog Awards. White created Terroirist last November as a … Continue reading

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Exploring Loire Reds In Their Terroir – Literally

Wine lovers are always searching for the taste of terroir in their wines, but they rarely taste wines in their terroir. I experienced the latter — literally — in one of the strangest wine tastings I have ever enjoyed. It … Continue reading

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Agh! Public Speaking – Seattle and St. Louis

In high school, I hated public speaking class. In grad school, I was a lousy teaching assistant. But maybe that’s because I didn’t have anything worth speaking about. Like wine, for instance. In the next few weeks I’ll be venturing … Continue reading

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Bobby Kacher – Dean of the DC Importers

The Washington, D.C., region is a very fun and active market for wine consumers, especially for those of us interested in imported wines. There is a vibrant cadre of wine importers serving this market, enough to keep wine lovers turning … Continue reading

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An AmpelWHATapher?

Ampelography is one of the funniest sounding words in wine, a field that’s full of potential puns and double entendres. It means simply, the study and identification of grapevines. And Lucie Morton is one of this country’s leading ampelographers. But … Continue reading

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A New Virginia Winery Takes Top Prize

Last month, the Virginia Governor’s Cup for white wines was awarded to Paradise Springs winery of Clifton, in Fairfax County, for its 2009 Chardonnay. This was noteworthy because Paradise Springs is one of Virginia’s newest wineries. But it is also … Continue reading

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Not Your Father’s Virginia Wine

Does your impression of Virginia wine date back to an unfortunate taste 10 or 20 years ago, in a store or at a sweltering festival somewhere in hunt country? Mine did, but I kept tasting, as Virginia wines kept getting … Continue reading

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