Drink Local Wine

Today I stumbled upon DrinkLocalWine.com, an Internet writers project, highlighting the growth of local wines throughout the United States and Canada. Come to find out, it’s an effort between two well respected wine writers in the industry, Dave McIntyre of the Washington Post and Jeff Siegel of The Wine Curmudgeon. Last year, they came upRead more

Wines ‘Til Sold Out

I wanted to take a quick break and talk about a new website I recently stumbled upon, Wines ‘Til Sold Out. Although this is a blog primarily focused on the other 46 states, I also plan on sharing great websites, blogs, and books focused on the wine industry. Sites like CellarTracker, Wine Library TV, andRead more

Williamsburg Winery Governor’s White

On Saturday, we were in the mood for a white to pair alongside a spicy, buffalo chicken wrap. That same evening, we had stopped into Total Wine, and finally picked up a bottle of the Governor’s White from the Williamsburg Winery. My sister has talked about this wine for a good year now, but I’llRead more

Doukenie Hope’s Legacy

After sharing our visit to Doukenie Winery on The Other 46, I was in the mood to open the Hope’s Legacy (formerly Hope’s Raspberry Merlot) dessert wine on Thursday night. As mentioned in my previous post, this bottle is simply delicious. Easily one of my favorites from Virginia. Perhaps it’s the raspberries or the simpleRead more

On The Loudoun Wine Trail

During my last visit to Virginia, we set forth on the Loudoun Wine Trail to hit as many wineries as humanly possible in one day. Believe it or not, we actually hit 6! Willowcroft, Village Winery, Loudoun Valley, Corcoran (see my earlier post), Veramar, and Doukenie, the winery I’m focusing on today. Doukenie Winery isRead more

A Return to Corcoran Vineyards

It had actually been several years since my first visit to Corcoran Vineyards, which is located in Waterford, Virginia, on the Loudoun Valley Wine Trail. At the time, the name was Waterford Vineyards and the tasting room was temporarily located in a basement. Fast forward a few years, the winery has since changed names andRead more

A Visit to Ridgeback Winery

While antiquing in historic Mt. Dora, Florida a few weekends ago, a large sign caught our attention, Ridgeback Winery. Mt. Dora is located about 20 minutes north of Orlando, and while not known for its wine, the city is filled with quaint boutiques and antique shops. Florida has several wineries and vineyards throughout the state,Read more