Monthly Archives: July 2013

June Sweet Wine Selection Horton Vineyards 2011 Rkatsiteli

Dennis Horton is a true Virginia wine character. Over the years, he has continues to innovate in varietal selection and in distribution.  Horton’s Orange County winery is a must see for anyone interested in the Virginia wine industry.  Tasting is … Continue reading

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Vincabulary – Stainless Steel Fermentation

Stainless steel tanks are used in variety of tasks in Virginia winemaking.  Most wines will be fermented in these tanks prior to being moved into barrel.  If the wine is not moved into oak, the wine is often referred to … Continue reading

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Dry Mill Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most planted wine grape in Virginia and the most popular wine sold nationwide.  Worldwide there are over 400,000 acres planted to Chardonnay; that’s 3.75 times the size of Barbados. As a grape it is relatively easy to … Continue reading

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Trump Winery – 2008 Simply Red

Too often in our society we look down on the idea of simple.  We tend to look at simple things as easy to understand and not deserving of significant contemplation.  Trump Winery’s 2008 Simply Red sets that concept on its … Continue reading

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Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery

Loudoun County is Virginia’s richest locality in terms of number of wineries.  One of the newer (2009) entries, Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery is nestled in Virginia Hunt Country, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and despite its relative youth considers … Continue reading

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Trump Winery

In what some might think is a counter intuitive, Charlottesville’s Trump Winery is quietly making big changes a little at a time.  Trump seems to be making all the right moves as they look to grow their Albemarle County winery’s … Continue reading

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