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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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