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Editor’s Note

The holidays provide us time for relaxation and reflection.  2013 was a great year!  Our talented ambassador corps logged thousands of miles attending festivals.  Virginia Wine Club President Stewart Reynolds and I had the privilege to touring and tasting the … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note

I have to start this month’s message with a declaration, “You are right”. A number of members contacted me this past month indicating your desire to see something, “anything” one wrote, other than Chardonnay. “Please find a Pinot Gris” another … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note – Life is Good!

Crush2013 is now in the record books and from most reports the whites were late and the reds were close to on time.  Mother Nature certainly helped by not giving us a hurricane this harvest. Spending time on the wine … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note – August 2013

Just last week, Governor Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia wineries sold more than 511,000 cases in the fiscal year that ended June 30. The previous record was nearly 485,000 cases sold in fiscal 2012. Export sales jumped more than 74 … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note Septmber 2013

THANK YOU! We are just back from a great weekend at The Virginia Wine Festival.  While the entire VA Wine Club crew had a good time, I likely had the best time hosting the “You Be The Judge” Tent where … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note – Winemaking and the Weatherman

If you really want to get a Virginia winemaker started, ask about the climatic challenges in the Old Dominion. Several years ago, I participated in a program that placed South African winemaking interns in Monterrey California and Central Virginia wineries.  … Continue reading

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June Editor’s Note

Wow – Thank you to all the Virginia Wine Club members who stopped in to say hello at Vintage Virginia earlier this month.  I hosted the sold out Top 5 tasting tent where we tasted 42 different wines (twice) each … 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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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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EDITOR’S NOTE – Opening Day

By. Neil Williamson VWJ Editor The Virginia Wine Expo always reminds me of Virginia Wine’s equivalent of Opening Day in Major League Baseball.  While it is the first big wine “festival” of the year, most of the wineries have not … Continue reading

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