Trump 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

With the rebranding complete, Donald Trump and team can begin their new endeavor in the wine business with Trump Winery. Situated in the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail in Charlottesville, Virginia, the previous Kluge Winery has undergone a major transformation since I last visited. Although the winery reopened in late 2011, this was my firstRead more

Canyon Wind Cellars 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

With the summer months upon us and the warm weather here to stay, it’s an ideal time to begin exploring the popular, versatile, Sauvignon Blanc. The perfect warm-weather wine, Sauvignon Blancs range in flavor from grassy to mineraly to fruity. An alternative to the popular Chardonnay, the variety is starting to gain a footfold in someRead more

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards 2008 Tazi

Tonight’s quick sip hails from Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, located in Cornville, Arizona. Situated on the eastern edge of Sulfur Springs Valley in a small, unincorporated area known as the Kansas Settlement, the vineyard is a partnership between Maynard James Keenan and Eric Glomski (I highly recommend the documentary, Blood Into Wine, to learn more aboutRead more

DrinkLocalWine.com 2010 Conference: The Other 47

The DrinkLocalWine.com conference festivities kicked off with an informal gathering of wine writers at Lansdowne Resort to enjoy a tasting of wines from the other 47 states.  Hosted by Dezel Quillen at On The Potomac, we each brought an assortment of wines from New York, Texas, Colorado, Maryland, Hawaii, Utah, North Carolina, and Virginia, theRead more

Wine With A View

The first stop along the Colorado Wine Trail brings us to Garfield Estates Vineyard and Winery in Palisade, Colorado. Located almost a mile above sea level in the Grand Valley AVA, the 17 acre vineyard faces the picturesque Mount Garfield, for which the vineyard is named. The combination of high altitude (4,720 feet), hot, dryRead more

Barrel Oak Winery

Tonight we continue our travels along the Virginia wine trail with a visit to Barrel Oak Winery (BOW), where we celebrated the Fourth of July. Just over a year old, Barrel Oak is a family and pet friendly winery, located in Delaplane, Virginia on the Fauquier Wine Trail. Surrounded by picturesque views of rolling countrysideRead more

Breaux Vineyards

Whenever I visit Northern Virginia, there are three wineries that are must visits. One of those, Breaux Vineyards, is located in Purcellville, VA on the Loudoun Wine Trail. Easily one of the most picturesque wineries in Virginia with sweeping views of the valley between the Blue Ridge and Short Hill Mountains. The 404 acre estateRead more