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Virginia wine updates: Sweely’s new name, and an honor for Breaux

The worst kept secret in Virginia wine is now official: Sweely Estate winery, purchased last summer by Steve and Jean Case of America Online fame, will be renamed Early Mountain Vineyards, with a grand opening scheduled for later this spring. … Continue reading

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Oz Clarke Gives Two Thumbs Way Up for Virginia Wine!

Here’s a great way to start Regional Wine Week: I received my copy of Oz Clarke’s Pocket Wine Guide 2011 yesterday – it’s a fun, handy reference volume with short entries on wine grapes, regions and producers around the world, … Continue reading

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More from Oz Clarke

When I wrote about my tasting party with Oz Clarke, the gregarious and hilarious British wine writer, several readers chastised me for not revealing Oz’s reactions to the individual wines. So he was kind enough to send me some tasting … Continue reading

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Oz Clarke Triumphs Over Jetlag

When I invited Oz Clarke, the prolific and genial British wine writer, to my house to taste some wines from the Eastern United States, I didn’t want to overdo it. He was coming fresh from the airport after a flight … Continue reading

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