Tag Archives: Virginia Wine

Steven Spurrier on American wines

During my interview with Steven Spurrier at the Virginia Wine Summit in Richmond earlier this month, I asked him about his impressions of U.S. wines, 36 years after his famous Paris tasting put California on the world wine map. The … Continue reading

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Virginia wins a key British endorsement

Steven Spurrier came to Virginia and liked what he saw — and what he tasted. “Virginia makes the kind of wines I like to drink,” Spurrier said at the inaugural Virginia Wine Summit held in Richmond earlier this month. Coming … Continue reading

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Early Mountain Vineyards makes a case for Virginia wine

Steve and Jean Case threw a grand opening party for their Early Mountain Vineyards winery on Saturday, showcasing their renovated property and their innovative vision for promoting not just their own wines, but Virginia’s best from other producers as well. … Continue reading

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Yeah, Kluge’s gone. So what?

Is the Patricia Kluge saga finally over? Let’s hope so, for our sake as well as hers. The New York Post reported Monday that Patricia Kluge is no longer working at the winery she built into the largest in the … Continue reading

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On the Kojo Nnamdi Show

I’m thrilled to be taking the local wine message to the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 FM today, Wednesday April 18, at 12 noon ET.  The Kojo Show is local to the DC radio market, but of course anyone … Continue reading

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An early spring buds hope, and uncertainty

Author’s note: After I wrote this column for The Washington Post about how local vintners were anxious about the early spring weather, but before it was published, warnings went out about a potential killer frost last weekend along the Piedmont … Continue reading

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The Winemaker’s Hands 1: Jefferson Vineyards

When I meet winemakers, I always want to look at their hands. Winemaking is literally a “hands-on” profession, and I find that the calluses, the stains, the rawness of their hands speaks wonders about their craft. These are the hands … Continue reading

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