Monthly Archives: August 2012

West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery

West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery – Max Meadow, VA (Wythe County) Wythe County in Southwest Virginia has been referred to as God’s country.  Much of the county lies in a beautiful, expansive valley with the Blue Ridge Mountains on … Continue reading

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July 2012 Vincabulary – Waiter’s Key

Waiter’s Key  In 1795, the first corkscrew patent was granted to the Reverend Samuell Henshall, in England. A standard corkscrew consists of a pointed metal helix (also called the “worm” attached to a handle.  The user twists the helix into … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note – July 2012

By. Neil Williamson, VWJ Editor One of the joys of working in the Virginia wine industry is the rhythm of the growing season.  July usually finds winemakers in their cellars bottling the last of their previous vintage white wines to … Continue reading

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Villa Appalaccia “Simpatico”

By. Neil Williamson, VWJ Editor If I were to build my perfect summer white wine blend, I would want it to be refreshing and easy drinking but not simple.  I desire a summer white that has a unique flavor profile … Continue reading

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Villa Appalaccia 2008 “Toscanello”

By. Neil Williamson, VWJ Editor Ten years ago, I asked Villa Appalaccia cofounder Stephen Haskill if they designed their “Toscanello” to mirror the Super Tuscans that were all the rage at that time.  He said he enjoyed many of the … Continue reading

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Villa Appalacia – July Wine of the Month

By. Neil Williamson, VWJ Editor Situated between Roanoke and the North Carolina line just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Villa Appalaccia provides visitors with Tuscan inspired wines and ambiance. Inspired by their love all Italian wines and their perceived potential … Continue reading

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