Monthly Archives: August 2011

AmRhein Wine Cellars 2005 Melange

Tasting notes August 2011 Upon cutting the foil on this bottle, I was most concerned, a touch of wine appeared on the top of the slightly swollen cork.  While such swelling is not unusual, it can be a sign of … Continue reading

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August Virginia Wine Club Southwest Virginia Winery 1: AmRhein Cellars

By. Neil Williamson, Editor The German influence on AmRhein Wine Cellars only starts with the name. The higher than average altitude (2,500), the orientation of the trellises as well as the varietals planted all harkens back to the old country. … Continue reading

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Crush – verb, noun, adjective or expletive?

Vin-cab-u-lary Crush – /krəSH/ In wine circles, Crush is most often used as a verb regarding the processing of fruit. It can also be used as a noun, “I worked 2010 Crush at Chatham Vineyards” and as an adjective “I … Continue reading

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Virginia Wine is Ready for Its Close Up

This article first appeared in The Old Town Crier October 2010 By. Neil Williamson October is Virginia Wine Month.  Annually, Grapevine takes this opportunity to offer a longer view of the wine industry in the Old Dominion.  The goal of … Continue reading

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