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.
An empty space on Broad Street is getting the vino treatment, food carts return to the Virginia Historical Society (with a slight twist), and a new way to get Lamplighter coffee.
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.
A dash of Merlot with a splash of Cabernet Franc (and a few others) and you’ve got Virginia’s best wine.
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.