Sidetracked In San Francisco

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I made an exception last year and published my first review on a wine from outside the other 46 states. Since that inaugural post, I’ve managed to feature wines from not only New York, but Canada as well. Highlighting emerging wine regions, or better yet, wine regions often neglected by the mainstream media has andRead more

Bluemont Vineyard 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

I had no expectations when I pulled the Bluemont Vineyard 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon from the wine rack. I was in the mood for a Virginia red and decided it was time to pull the cork on the Cab. Renowned for their spectacular panoramic views and farm animal themed wines, Bluemont Vineyard is a favorite onRead more

Breaux Palate

I usually steer clear from writing about wines that are released only to club members, in other words, not released to the general public. But there are exceptions, and today’s wines were too good not to share. Jennifer Breaux Blosser, Sales and Hospitality Director for Breaux Vineyards, sent me 4 wines only available to theirRead more

Recap: Sawtooth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

With each new pour, Idaho continues to rise on my list of contending wine states in North America. With a designated AVA (the Snake River Valley) and more than 35 wineries on the map, it’s safe to say Idaho is well on its way to establishing itself as an up-and-coming wine region with endless potential.Read more

A Grand Valley Gem

I’ve had the opportunity to sample great wine produced by the other 46 states this year. I continue to be amazed at the quality and more importantly, the tremendous potential each state holds. That trend has never been more evident after opening two wines received from Canyon Wind Cellars. Located in the Grand Valley AVA,Read more

A Maryland Fruit Bomb

In continuation of Regional Wine Week, I pick up where I left off with a review of the Elk Run 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. Produced from grapes from their Cold Friday Vineyard, the Cabernet was recently awarded a Best in Class in the 2009 Maryland Governor’s Cup competition for top red. The wine also took homeRead more

Just Do It!

After several visits to Virginia’s wine country, I decided it was finally time to cross the state line to experience Maryland and the growing wine industry for myself. I’ve repeatedly had my sights set on a visit, but for whatever reasons, always ran out of time. Thankfully, I followed through and jumped on the FrederickRead more