Monthly Archives: September 2012

Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery

Approaching over the gentle rise of the gravel driveway, Potomac Point Winery appears like a mirage perched on the hill. Containing a winery, a bistro as well as a 2,500 square foot ballroom, the red brick façade of the U … Continue reading

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September Editors Note – Halfway Through Crush 2012

As I write this Virginia vineyards are at the midpoint of harvest (also known as Crush 2012).  Most of the white wines are in or almost in and the early reds have started to come in for vineyards located in … Continue reading

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Vincabulary – Maceration

  Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Maceration is an ancient word for steeping a material in liquid with or without a kneading action to separate the softened parts of the material from the harder ones. … Continue reading

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Democracy Vineyards – 2011 Velvet Revolution

In developing a red “Bordeaux style” blend it is important to recognize the goal is to make the combination of the parts to be greater than merely the sum of the component parts.  This is achieved by determining the percentage … Continue reading

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Democracy Vineyards

As one looks back on history, whether personal or national, there are specific days that stand out; the signing of the Declaration of Independence, V-E and V-J Day, meeting your spouse, the birth of a child.  For Democracy Vineyards September … Continue reading

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Democracy Vineyards 2011 Declaration

In addition to being the father of the American Wine Industry (as deemed by Wine Spectator) Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson is also credited as the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson chose the word “Declaration” deliberately to clearly state … Continue reading

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