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Drink Local Wine Week: The Importance of Vintage. Or Not.

Virginia and Maryland vintners have become adept at turning challenges into advantages. Case in point: The region’s variable climate. We get hot vintages, humid vintages, even hurricane vintages that have us looking for arks rather than barrels. (Anyone remember 2011?) … Continue reading

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Colorado Guv plugs the state’s vino

At last weekend’s DrinkLocalWine.com conference in Denver, our annual writers’ dinner was held at the Governor’s Residence. The venue alone was testament to how much importance the state put on the conference and the opportunity to showcase its wines to … Continue reading

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DLW2011 is This Weekend!

I haven’t been posting much lately because I’ve been too damn tired. And I was unable to make it to Taste Washington in Seattle, unfortunately. But I am excited that I’ll be able to get away this weekend to St. … Continue reading

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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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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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Bruce Here’s in Charge of the Sheep Dip

When I posted yesterday€™s defense of my wine pricing on The Washington Post Food section€™s blog, several commenters rallied to my defense. Their support is much appreciated. But I couldn€™t leave one comment, from someone called €œsheepherder,€ on the Internet … Continue reading

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DrinkLocalWine.com – The Site, the Conference

DrinkLocalWine.com is back! It never left, really, just sort of lingered around after Regional Wine Week last October. But it now has received a makeover and is relaunched as the Web€™s best (we hope) portal for reading about wine made … Continue reading

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Eat Local? Drink Local!

Regional Wine Week has been a resounding success so far, with hundreds of readers visiting DrinkLocalWine.com to discover   the wonderful variety of wines being produced today in the United States and Canada. Tonight, my column inThe Washington Post highlighted this effort, along with … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week is Underway!

Regional Wine Week may not change the way we think about wine or life, but if it prompts readers to give a little more thought to their local wines for dinner – and not just as novelties to be purchased … Continue reading

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