Just signed up to Snooth. Relocated to Charlottesville, VA from Berkeley, CA. Working from home now as the Sales & Marketing manager for Las Positas Vineyards. Non-snobby Certified Somm here. Exploring the VA wine industry lately. I've been impressed by the few places I've tasted at. I'm starting a wine tasting group with the Court of Master Sommelier Deductive Method format. Feel free to ask me about it!
- Reply by Really Big Al, Jul 18.
Welcome to Virginia and also to Snooth! I've only been in this forum for a few months but I've been learning quite a bit. We came from California too (Redondo Beach back in 1991) and Virginia is just too nice to leave.
Have you been up to northern Virginia and tried some of the wineries yet? There are so many across the state but our favorite by far is RdV in Delaplane, VA. Last weekend we attended a lobster / clam bake and we met one of the few new master sommeliers - Jarad Slipp (http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/dcs-master-sommelier-numbers-on-the-rise/2014/05/30/381477f0-e5b7-11e3-a86b-362fd5443d19_story.html). We also like Barbersville down closer to where you are living; they are known for their Octogon wine of course.
- Reply by falcovino, Jul 19.
Hi Really Big Al! Very cool event to hear about. I bet the conversation with Jarad was great. We haven't gone up north (yet) but it's on our to do list. Mainly exploring the Monticello and Shenandoah AVAs at this point.
- Reply by napagirl68, Jul 19.
Las positas vineyards in livermore?