Lynfred Winery

Home to more than 90 wineries and 450 vineyards, Illinois is proving great wine can be produced in the Prairie State. Known for its unpredictable weather and temperature swings, winemakers have focused their efforts on French Hybrids, which make up 75% of the states total grape acreage. Popular varieties include Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles, Chardonel,Read more

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

At an elevation of 951 feet, Bluemont Vineyard offers visitors a spectacular, panoramic view that stretches from Loudoun County, Virginia to Washington DC. I finally had the opportunity to take in the views firsthand while visiting during the DrinkLocalWine.com conference in April. After making my way up the long and winding driveway, I was excitedRead more

TODAY Show: The Best Wines in America

I decided to take this past Monday off to relax and catch up on chores, and much to my surprise, the TODAY show ran a special segment on the best wines in America. Winemaker and restaurateur Joe Bastianich takes viewers through a flight of 7 wines from the other 47 states: Brut Méthode Champenoise NVRead more