Monthly Archives: November 2011

North Gate Vineyard Apple Wine

North Gate Vineyard Apple Wine On a crisp late summer morning Virginia Wine Club President Stewart Reynolds and I jumped in the car and headed north to Loudoun County’s Wine Country.  Our very first stop of the day was to … Continue reading

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November Vincabulary

VINCABULARY What’s the difference between a mesoclimate and a microclimate? This is one I have been using wrong for at least ten years.  Answer from http://www.Winemega.com mesoclimate: The climatic conditions experienced by a vineyard site. The aspect of a vineyard … Continue reading

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Pearmund Cellars 2010 Petit Manseng- South River Vineyard

Pearmund Cellars 2010 Petit Manseng- South River Vineyard The new golden boy grape of the Virginia Wine Industry, many vineyards are now planting Petit Manseng.  This name is derived from its small, thick skinned berries.  Winemakers will often joke it … Continue reading

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Pearmund Cellars – October 2011

Pearmund  Cellars In Virginia Wine Circles, Chris Pearmund’s influence is both expansive and wine ranging.  Beyond his own wineries, Pearmund also serves as a consulting winemaker for a number of well-regarded wineries. Pearmund Cellars , however, is really his touchstone.  … Continue reading

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