Veteran Virginia winemaker Michael Shaps is challenging you to forget everything you know about boxed wines. OK, maybe not everything.
We taste Virginia’s 12 best wines so you don’t have to! The second in our two part series of Sippin’ from the Governor’s Cup.
This past February, 45 of the sharpest palates in wine gathered for a blind tasting of 377 Virginia wines. A couple months later, for reasons that remain curious, the Virginia wine powers that be thought it would be a good idea to dump a case on yours truly and see what happened.
Our journey to Northern Virginia continues as we visit with a couple of the Commonwealth’s most celebrated winemakers.
We go off the beaten path and into the uncharted hinterlands of Northern Virginia to visit some of the Commonwealth’s most acclaimed wineries.
Is there such thing as a wine that is indigenous to America (besides Mad Dog 20/20)? Why yes, yes there is.
Clearly I’ve been bought off. Why, with so much to cover in the world of Virginia wine, would I dedicate an entire article to a single winery?
Wine can be such an overwhelming topic. Here’s a helpful primer on some of the styles you’ll see coming out of Virginia’s best wineries.
We tend to think of winery visits as a fair-weather activity. Yet, “off-season,” winter visits can often yield a more personalized and all around fulfilling experience.
A bottle of wine is not just a beverage but a story—a drinkable distillation of time and place, dramatically shaped by the conditions in which it was produced.