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Featured Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon blends

We opened up two “Cabernets” from two seemingly very different regions Saturday night: the Freemark Abbey 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley from the USA in the Northern Hemisphere, and the...
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Featured Wine Region: California

Three pairs of classically pumped-up Californians, including what might possibly be America’s finest red wine. 1) TWO CHARDS ROBERT TALBOTT, KALI HART VINEYARD, CHARDONNAY, MONTEREY COUNTY, 2006 Don’t believe what...
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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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Rockin’ & Shockin’: The HomeBlessing, Housewarming, Halloween Edition

Rockin’: I finally get to write about our new house Shockin’: Rather than do so as an essay, I choose to do so in simplistic Rockin’ & Shockin’ fashion Rockin’:...
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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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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 2: West Wind Farm

West Wind Farm is conveniently situated near the intersection of Interstates 81 and 77. Opened just two years ago by Paul and Brenda Hric and their nephew David Manley with...
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Is Virginia for Wine-Lovers? Part 1: Davis Valley

In the far south-west corner of Virginia, just a couple of miles off of I-81 in the gorgeously-named town of Rural Retreat, up a hillside and with a beautiful near...
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