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Christmas in Vienna

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Last year, I was lucky enough to spend this week in Vienna, Austria, for my day job. During the evenings, I braved the December cold to visit the city’s Christmas markets. My goal was to explore the city’s food, enjoy … Continue reading

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The Winemaker’s Hands 2: Domaine Trapet

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Whine Blogging from #WBC11W

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At some point after it concluded, the Wine Bloggers Conference transmogrified into the Whine Bloggers Conference. Okay, let’s stipulate that it was damn hot that weekend in Charlottesville, and it is absolutely brutal to taste wines from several dozen wineries … Continue reading

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Local Bloggers Honored at #WBC11

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Washington, D.C., public relations officer David White was honored last weekend at the annual Wine Bloggers’ Conference in Charlottesville when his Terroirist won best new wine blog in the 2011 Wine Blog Awards. White created Terroirist last November as a … Continue reading

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They DO Make Good #Wine in Greece!

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Much of the fun of being a “Wine Explorer” lies in the hunt for different grape varieties from various regions. So when I hear someone say, “They don’t make good wines in —- ” my BS detector swings into action. … Continue reading

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That Amazing Virginia Pinot Noir at #WBC11

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Perhaps the biggest surprise at the Wine Bloggers Conference tasting at Monticello last Friday evening was not that we could taste any wines in 100+-degree heat (and some people couldn’t). Rather, there was a Virginia pinot noir that wowed the … Continue reading

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A Virginia Surprise at #WBC11

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A heat index soaring above 100 degrees is not an ideal environment to taste wines, but the lawn at Monticello was a wonderful environment for the Virginia wine industry to showcase itself Friday evening to 320 visiting wine bloggers from … Continue reading

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Heading to C’ville for the WBC ’11

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The Wine Bloggers Conference 2011 is taking place this weekend in Charlottesville, Va., a great coup for Virginia’s burgeoning wine industry, as it is the first time the conference has been held off the West Coast. Never mind that the … Continue reading

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Sipping into Southern Italy …

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When the mercury soars and the heat sears my clothes to my skin, my mind starts to wander farther than it usually does. This week I’m in southern Italy — mentally, at least. The family budget doesn’t allow for a … Continue reading

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Virginia Viognier Twitter Tasting

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The new rage in wine marketing is the “Twitter Tasting” – and the first such exploration of Virginia viognier took place yesterday evening, July 14. What in tarnation is a “Twitter Tasting,” I hear you ask. Well, it’s a virtual … Continue reading

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