A self-proclaimed wino, my love for wine blossomed 6 years ago after a weekend visit to Virginia’s wine country, a state rich in history, picturesque scenery, and an emerging wine industry.
Growing up in Northern Virginia, I rarely had the opportunity to visit wine country due to my hectic IT job and commute into Washington everyday. Tired of the traffic and yearning for a new challenge, I relocated to Orlando, Florida in 2002. It wasn’t until several years later, that I realized how much I missed Virginia and visiting the local wineries. Late 2008, I decided to begin TheOther46.com, a wine blog and website dedicated to all of the states outside of the likes of California, Oregon, Washington, and New York, producing world class wines.
I hope I can entertain, educate, and help promote the wineries and people making a difference through each bottle of wine.
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Wine Trail Traveler is a winery and vineyard virtual visitor center. Many of our winery reviews are of wineries in the other 46, specifically: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Colorado, Texas and Ontario. Well Ontario isn’t in the 46 but they have a great wine industry.
I must say I am very happy to come across this site! A mutual friend, Justin Mimbs, directed me here. I will be following and supporting from this day forward!
Enjoy all of your time,
Fine Wine Merchant
On Line Sales Director
Brian, I have enjoyed discovering and browsing your website. Most informative and very well presented. Cheers, Jim
What a marvelous archive! I saw you were part of the wine mafia and wanted to reach out and ask for your feedback on our website too. We’re covering the farm-to-table lifestyle in Virginia wine country with a luxury print magazine twice a year in addition to online where we’re sharing new content daily.
The coveted 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup, honoring the best wines of Virginia, went to Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg. Winemaker Natoli is the first female winemaker to win this award, and the celebration held at Richmond’s Main Street Station became a historic event for the Virginia wine community….