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History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
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Sometimes all you need is a little perspective. The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently completed a winey project in which a satellite took photos of and mapped Virginia’s vineyards. The Washington Post reporter Laura Vozzella said the project was (literally) out of this world. “ Using satellite images, N... Read More
Hi all,Just want to introduce myself. I have recently started taking an interest in wine and have come to the point where I want to start learning more about it. At this point I can identify which lines I like, and which I don’t, but I really hope to be able to take it a step further and understand what makes it so that I like certain wines and ... Read More
I'd never guess this Bordeaux-style blend is heavy on the Petit Verdot. It's a little on the light, sweet side for a Meritage -- I'd actually like it best alongside chocolate for dessert. Very pure fruit flavors. Read More
There’s nothing more comforting and warming on a cold winter evening than a roaring fire and a full-bodied, robust red wine – one with a bit of oomph. The frigid season ushers in hearty, meaty dishes with bold flavors that require wines equally as bold and assertive. While I can go down the list, the first four chest-thumping, macho grape varie... Read More
Hewes’ Crab. Albemarle Pippin. Harrison. Grimes. Baldwin. Esopus Spitzenberg. Winesap. Apples. More specifically, cider apples with deep roots in The Commonwealth of Virginia. Each of these cultivars played an important role in the long history of hard cider in Virginia and are still grown today by some of the state’s most notable cideries.From ... Read More
Not content with sporting on the epic beards in all of winedom, Dezel is also a ... my tour recommended we visit Jefferson Vineyards, which was a short distance away. This visit led to two more tasting room visits that same day. This was my first time ever visiting these “fun places” called wineries. I really didn’t know what a blog was back th... Read More
Deep garnet color. Rich, jammy nose with cherry and blackberry notes. Very fruit forward with a subtle pepper character. More prominent spice on the palate intensifying towards a juicy finish. Edgy but structured. Yum! Read More
Loved this. Nice fuller bodied pinot. earthy and cherry fruit. So elegant Read More
I suppose yet again another post by someone who has stumbled upon a bottle of fine wine that surpasses their abilities to appreciate and wishes to know how best to dispose of it.... Years ago my father was gifted the above named wine when he retired from ABC TV in Chicago. How he stored this bottle I do not know. Years ago he gave it to me and I... Read More
A couple of news items I was pondering today.First, Robert Parker came out with his ratings for the 2009 Bordeaux vintage. Ever the masochist, I decided to go look at some prices in the marketplace after the ratings were released. Some samplings:2009 Chatau Latour 100 points $21,500 a case2009 Chateau Marg... Read More
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