Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sweet Wine Selection – Mountain Rose Vineyards – Blair White

Working under the banner “From Mines to Wines”, Mountain Rose Vineyards is the first wine grape operation in Wise Virginia.  In an area of the state long known for coal production, David Lawson saw something more.  While he was still … Continue reading

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Vincabulary – Tannic structure

Tannin is a natural substance that comes from the skins, seeds and barrels.  Sometimes referred to as astringency, it is the puckering, dryness at the finish of many (especially red) wines.  A well balanced tannic structure features good acid along … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note – Virginia History and Virginia Wine

As the parent of a William & Mary Freshman, I thoroughly enjoyed researching Williamsburg Winery’s wine names.  Virginia is blessed to have a deep and rich heritage. As you contemplate trips this summer, consider putting together a wine heritage trip.  … Continue reading

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The Williamsburg Winery 2010 Lord Botetourt Virginia Red

Whether constructing a task force in the office, a baseball team, a choir, or a blended wine, there are two primary questions: is the combination greater than the sum of the parts and, perhaps more importantly how will these components … Continue reading

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The Williamsburg Winery 2011 John Adlum Virginia Chardonnay

As we move into the summer months, Americans tend to move more toward malt beverages [read beer] over wine.  I strongly encourage you not to succumb to this peer pressure.  As this month’s white selection showcases, Virginia wine can be … Continue reading

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The Williamsburg Winery

The name “The Williamsburg Winery” is as much about history and hospitality as it is about geographic location.  While the pageantry, pomp and circumstance of Colonial Williamsburg (or C.W. as the locals call it) is just a few miles away, … Continue reading

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