Category Archives: Virginia

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...

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,...

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...