Food news: Governor’s cup, a popup, and (of course) beer

Local wine, local beer, local restaurants! Sounds like a locally great time, if you ask me.

Last week the Virginia Wineries Association chose 12 Virginia wines to fill out the prestigious governor’s case and awarded one wine the Governor’s Cup–declaring it Virginia’s best wine in 2014. Here’s the list of winners–some of which you can find at a wine retailer near you!

Governor’s Cup: Williamsburg Winery’s 2010 Adagio

  • Barboursville Vineyard • 2008 Malvaxia Passito
  • Barboursville Vineyard • 2010 Nebbiolo
  • Barboursville Vineyard • 2010 Octagon
  • Barren Ridge Vineyard • 2009 Meritage
  • Fabbioli Cellars • 2011 Tannat
  • Horton Vineyards • 2010 Tannat
  • King Family • 2011 Meritage
  • North Gate Vineyard • 2011 Meritage
  • Rockbridge Vineyard • 2008 Meritage
  • Sunset Hills Vineyard • 2010 Mosaic
  • Two Twisted Posts Winery • 2012 Chardonnay

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Metzger Bar & Butchery, the soon-to-open spot in Church Hill, will host a popup at the Roosevelt on March 30th. $40 get you a four-course meal, add $20 for a beer, wine, and cocktail pairing. To make a reservation email

If you’re on the fence, read this Q&A East End Daily did with Metzger’s chef and co-owner Brittanny Anderson.

— ∮∮∮ — has the news that the owner of the long-since-closed Dogwood Grille has purchased the Pescado’s Oregon Hill location and will be opening L’OPOSSUM. Dogwood was one of my favorite spots before it closed, so I’m excited to see chef David Shannon back in action.

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Richmond Region Tourism, the group formerly known as the “RMCVB,” put together this nice beer tourism video. Ten years ago, who would have thought that Richmond could have such a thing as beer tourism!

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Speaking of beer, Legend Brewing will host a 20th anniversary party on April 19th. Expect special limited release beers, BBQ, music, and a great time. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.

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This weekend Urban Farmhouse’s Church Hill location will host a grand opening farmer’s market featuring vendors from the Richmond area.

The farmer’s market will be vending items from local fruits and vegetables to wines. You name it we will have it! We will also have child friendly events such as face painting. This is the perfect event to celebrate our establishing of a new urban Farmhouse location!

Things kick off this Saturday, March 8th, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

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Ross Catrow

Founder and publisher of RVANews.

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