Category Archives: Virginia

Wine for Normal People Podcast, Ep 179: Thomas Jefferson — America’s First Wine Nerd

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_179__Thomas_Jefferson_-_Americas_First_Wine_Nerd.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:13 — 50.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSYou know I’m a sucker for history, and this was a fascinating one to research. Through Thomas Jefferson’s detailed records, we’re able to learn so much about wine during the late 1700s and early...

Virginia Wine Great #1: Linden Vineyards

My recent trip to Virginia wine country wasn’t a maiden voyage — I’d been there about 2 years ago and had been impressed with most of what I saw. At that point, this was a region on the cusp of something special. There were top players like Barboursville and King Family who could...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 119 — The Grape Miniseries, Cabernet Franc

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/119_Ep_119__Grape_Miniseries_Cabernet_Franc.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:27 — 34.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAfter some thanks and two awesome listener questions, we take up Cabernet Franc, the parent of some of the delicious red grapes you know!  From interesting, unexpected origins, to how it spread through France, we cover the...

Tiptoeing into the Wines of Northern Virginia

When I visited Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this year, I was blown away by how good the wines were. Crisp yet fruity, elegant, and mostly delicious. So given the pleasant surprise there, I ventured out to Loudon County, about 45 minutes away from DC. I expected the styles to be similar,...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 047, All About the Listeners

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/47Ep047_AllAbouttheListeners1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:15 — 19.6MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAfter a bunch of awesome shout outs, we get to the main event — your questions! We answer 7 questions and then have a segment on wines from Virginia (on the Central East Coast...

Virginia Wine 101: Monticello and Loudoun County

Sometimes people say funny things about wine. There are lots of euphemisms. Things like: “those wines are really unique” or “they have a style all their own” or “they’re really different” always seem to translate the same way: the wines taste horrible or are completely unimpressive but are from an...