Monthly Archives: April 2012

Horton Vineyards 2009 Tannat

By. Neil Williamson, Editor Obscure grapes can be the best discoveries. Originating in Southwestern France and brought to Uruguay in the 1870s.  Historically, Tannat has not been held in great esteem. Higher than average tannin levels (from which it gets … Continue reading

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Horton Vineyards 2008 Rousanne Reserve

By. Neil Williamson, Editor There are times I have used words such as simple or complex to describe a wine.  Just as with people, it is important not to put too much weight on your very first impressions. Upon opening … Continue reading

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The Maverick that is Horton Vineyards

By. Neil Williamson, Editor In every industry, there are those who follow and those who take chances and lead. When successful, such leaders are called mavericks. Dennis Horton is a maverick in the Virginia Wine Industry. From his castle styled … Continue reading

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An Insider’s Guide to Wine Festivals

This article first ran in The Old Town Crier in May of 2011 By. Neil Williamson, Grumpy Marketing Guy We are well on our way into Virginia wine festival season.  For those not familiar with wine festivals, these outdoor events … Continue reading

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Gabriele Rausse Winery — Collage, N.V.

By, Neil Williamson VWJ Editor The Virginia Wine industry is filled with characters but there are few in the industry with as much character and institutional knowledge as Gabriele Rausse.  In addition to his modest winery he works full time … Continue reading

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