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Recent Rhônes: Four from the North

Usually you find me writing (and raving) about wines from the Southern Rhône, but make no mistake: those of the Northern Rhône are among the finest in the world. Unfortunately,...
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Last of the Virginia Wines

I poured the last two of my Virginia wines for Thanksgiving dinner. These were two of the more elite wines I brought back from Virginia, one from each of the...
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Featured Wine Producer: Domaine de Montvac

At the T Edward Fall Portfolio tasting a couple of months back, I had the opportunity to meet with Mme Cécile Dusserre, winemaker and proprietor for Domaine de Montvac in...
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Is Virginia For Wine Lovers? Part 6: Valhalla

On a scorching hot Friday in August, I set off on a self-driving tour of Virginian vineyards that put over 200 miles on the clock and, in the latter half...
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Is Virginia For Wine Lovers? Pt 5: AmRhein Wine Cellars

From Tuscany to Germany in under thirty minutes: following my illuminating tasting at Villa Appalaccia, in southwest Virginia, I drove further up the Blue Ridge Skyway to AmRhein, which translates...
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Semi-featured Wine: Virginia Cabernet Sauvignon

From my post, Is Virginia for Wine Lovers? Part 2, about West Wind Farm’s 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon: “I ending up buying a bottle, which I’ll give a year or two...
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Is Virginia For Wine-Lovers? Part 4: Fincastle

Visiting south-western Virginia this summer and seeking out winery recommendations, I had a couple of people point me to Fincastle for its small scale and, particularly, its Cabernet Franc. So...
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Is Virginia For Wine Lovers? Part 3: Villa Appalaccia

On a scorching hot Friday in August, I set off on a self-driving tour of Virginian vineyards that put over 200 miles on the clock and, in the latter half...
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