Monthly Archives: May 2013

May Sweet Wine Selection Democracy Vineyards Republic 2012

Keeping with May’s Nelson County winery theme, this month’s sweet wine comes from our friends at Democracy Vineyards.   Democracy is well in to its fifth year of operation and just opened their tasting room to the public last fall.  Family … Continue reading

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Get your tickets now for Top 5 at Vintage Virginia

Once again, I am privileged to host the Top 5 tasting tent at Vintage Virginia.  Under the shade of the Top 5 tent, guests find a more relaxed wine tasting than those outside the ropes.  Guests are seated and served … Continue reading

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Vincabulary – Gravity flow winery

The idea is to avoid using pumps. The goal is to treat the grapes and wine gently. This is especially true prior to the wine going in to barrels. The term “crush” is misleading since in making fine red wines, … Continue reading

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Lovingston 2008 Josie’s Knoll Merlot Monticello Appellation

Despite the volume of Merlot jokes [How do you make a great Merlot?  Use as little as possible] This Bordeaux blender is experiencing a new renaissance. Did it ever really leave?  Four years after the movie Sideway came out Neilson … Continue reading

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Lovingston 2012 Petit Manseng Monticello Appellation

As the outdoor temperatures increase and our grills start to get more active, the white wine side of the wine rack starts to become more active.  One wine that definitely should be pulled from the rack is Lovingston’s 2012 Petit … Continue reading

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Lovingston Winery

Located on the gently rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Nelson County, Lovingston Winery sits about 35 miles south of Charlottesville.  The winery has garnered national attention and a strong regional following by marching to the beat of … Continue reading

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