2011 Wine Bloggers Conference

Drum roll please… After an online vote against steep competition, Charlottesville, Virginia has been selected to be the host of the 2011 Wine Bloggers Conference to be held July 22-24. Coming off a successful 2010 conference in Walla Walla, Washington, the selection of Virginia is a win for local wine and demonstrates the growth andRead more

Back On The Trail

Normally, I would never recommend visiting more than 3 wineries in a day, but when you live 3 states away, sometimes you make an exception. Case in point, my recent visit to Charlottesville and the Monticello Wine Trail. All in all, I visited 6 wineries out of the 22 on the trail, and enjoyed everyRead more

On The Monticello Wine Trail

In celebration of Virginia Wine Month, I decided to begin October with a recap of my recent visit to Charlottesville, Virginia along the Monticello Wine Trail. Located in the Monticello Viticultural Area (AVA), more than 20 wineries claim residence along the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our first stop included a visit toRead more

Missouri and Virginia Wine Regions on CNN

When it rains, it pours. Especially in the case of national coverage for the other 46 states of late. In a new article published online in the travel section of CNN, 4 Wine Country Contenders, Virginia and Missouri wine regions are recommended. The Hermann Wine Trail includes six wineries on a 20-mile stretch along theRead more