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McDonnell pushes to privatize Virginia’s liquor stores

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) argued again today for his proposal to privatize the commonwealth’s liquor stores by auctioning off licenses and using the windfall for transportation construction. McDonnell raised this idea during last year’s campaign, but so far has … 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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DrinkLocalWine.com 2010 – THIS SUNDAY!

                There’s still time to register for this Sunday’s DrinkLocalWine.com 2010 conference and Twitter Taste-Off in Leesburg, Va. This conference – for bloggers, Tweeters and wine lovers of all kinds – will highlight … Continue reading

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An Abrupt Farewell from MD’s Direct Shipping Advocate

Adam Borden, executive director of Marylanders for Better Beer & Wine Laws, sent this email today announcing his surprise resignation as leader of the direct shipping cause. He explained to me in a telephone interview that his aggressive grass roots … Continue reading

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End Maryland’s Ban on Direct Shipping!

Could this be the year Maryland residents get the right to order wine online? Hopes are high that the Legislature might finally pass legislation legalizing direct shipping of wine to consumers. I explore this issue in today’s column in The … 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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Black Ankle Vineyards Opens!

Black Ankle Vineyards officially opened to the public today – or at least, owners Sarah O’Herron and Ed Boyce held an open house at their new tasting facility, which has actually been welcoming visitors for about a month. A few … 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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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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