Monthly Archives: February 2012

White Hall Vineyards

Established in 1992, White Hall Vineyards is the fruition of a dream of Tony and Edith Champ.  This Albemarle County based (13 miles from Charlottesville) winery is well known for its signature fruit forward taste.  While the Champs were influenced … Continue reading

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Cooper Vineyards

No one can ever say Cooper Vineyards does not do things halfway.  When they set out to build an energy efficient tasting room, they set their sites high, and bit did they attain them.  Last April, with the help of … Continue reading

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February Vincabulary

Screwtop (AKA Rotating Closure)– an alternative wine closure that is gaining increasing support as an alternative to cork for sealing wine bottles. A screw cap is a metal cap that screws onto threads on the neck of a bottle, generally … Continue reading

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Barren Ridge Vineyards 2009 Tinkling Springs

While the winter weather can push some members to exclude the white side of their wine cellar, I find the occasional “summer” wine selection can warm the heart.  In addition, such wines tend to transport me to a warmer place … Continue reading

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Barren Ridge Vineyards

Some may not think apples and wine grapes mix but as Virginia’s wine lands continue to grow, more and more vineyards are being established on former apple orchards.  Barren Ridge Vineyards is one such property. John and Shelby Higgs converted … Continue reading

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Veritas Red Star, Red Table Wine, NV

When winemakers create a blend the over arching theme is flavor integration and creating a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.    Done poorly the flavors can be jumbled and clunky.  When blending goes well (as it … Continue reading

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Sweet Louisa, NV

The February Sweet Wine Selection – With a gold foil label featuring a woman with a full “up-doo” hairstyle, no one will accuse this wine of taking itself too seriously.  A proprietary blend of Norton, Concord and Vidal Blanc, this … Continue reading

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Veritas Vineyard and Winery

Arriving at Veritas Vineyard and Winery, you drive through a few of the vines and down the hill.  The winery sits somewhat unassumingly below the parking area.  Only as you round the corner of the oversized wrap around porch do … Continue reading

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