Monthly Archives: December 2012

November Sweet Wine Selection Rapidan River Raspberry Rose’

A delightfully light, sweet Rose’ is a blend of Riesling and a touch of Merlot blended with Natural Raspberry Juice.  The flavor profile includes Strawberry undertones along with the dominant raspberry notes.  The Riesling and Merlot were fermented separately and … Continue reading

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VINCABULARY – Charmat Method

There are a number of ways to create a sparkling wine.  The enclosed Barboursville Brut is made in the Charmat or Metodo Italiano method. Used widely in Italy, the base wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in stainless steel tanks rather … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note – December 2012

Wow have we been bustling this holiday season.  With members shipping sampler packs and subscriptions to family and friends, this December looks to be our busiest in many years. Remember, even as you receive this shipment there is still time … Continue reading

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Barboursville Brut (Non-Vintage)

Opening a bottle of Barboursville Brut is more akin to opening a present than a wine bottle.  First no waiter’s key is required but you must unwrap (or cut) the foil to expose the cage.  You then untwist the cage … Continue reading

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Prince Michel Areté Selections Merlot-Cabernet blend

In ancient Greece, the word Areté was a combined personal asset — the idea of excellence bound up with the notion of the fulfillment of purpose or function: the act of living up to one’s full potential.  Linguists agree the … Continue reading

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Barboursville Vineyards

Wine is always about a place; but it also about more than that – it is also about the people and the decisions they make in the vineyard and the winery and how those decisions impact the wine. In 1976, … Continue reading

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Prince Michel Vineyards

Now well into its third decade of winemaking, Prince Michel Vineyards has a proud history and a bright future. Founded in 1980 by French industrialist Jean Leducq, Prince Michel pioneered using old world winemaking techniques and styles with new world … Continue reading

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