Category Archives: Washingtonian

The Green Revolution

Wine is going green. Like many of us trying to shrink our “carbon footprints” by using less electricity, recycling, or driving hybrid cars, the wine industry is becoming increasingly earth-friendly. At the Fair Lakes Whole Foods Market in Fairfax, Va., … Continue reading

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The Washington Post – wow

I’ve been sitting on a bit of news for the past month or so. Not that it’s a big secret, because it has been announced and blogged and chatted and probably even tweeted. But I’ve been pinching myself, wondering if … Continue reading

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Eastern Seaboard Winners Presented

Tonight on Capitol Hill, the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association awarded its Best of Show and Best of Category awards to winners of the 4th annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition. In the photo below, Gordon Murchie, president emeritus of the association, … Continue reading

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Maryland’s New Wave

For the past two decades, Maryland has lived in Virginia’s shadow when it comes to wine. Lacking state support, Maryland’s wine industry stagnated at a dozen wineries, while Virginia’s exploded in volume and quality. The Old Dominion became known for … Continue reading

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A Winning Riesling from … Rhode Island!

Winemaking on the East Coast keeps getting better and better! This was on display last weekend at the 4th Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, when Best of Show was won by a 2007 Riesling from Newport Vineyards in Rhode Island. This … Continue reading

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