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Middleburg: A Visit to Boxwood Estate Winery

Middleburg: A Visit to Boxwood Estate Winery

Middleburg with its rolling hills and equestrian training centers offers more than five-star hotels, although we are partial to all three. With at least a dozen wineries in the surrounding county, each is one of the over 260 wineries and vineyards present around the...
GMF’s 2-Minute Organic Wine Primer

GMF’s 2-Minute Organic Wine Primer

by Sarah Meadows The words “organic” and “biodynamic” are thrown around a lot and no longer refer to an object that is simply carbon-based. The main detail to keep in mind is that organic and biodynamic winemaking refer to different methods. While both try to preserve...
Club W Means No More Bad Wine

Club W Means No More Bad Wine

This post was sponsored by Club W, but all opinions expressed are our own. Buying wine is risky business, it really is. Until you’ve tasted the contents of that new fancy labeled bottle and approved its worth, your dollar is at risk. Have you seen those people who...
A 2-Minute Champagne Primer

A 2-Minute Champagne Primer

by Sarah Meadows You’ve been hired to do a seemingly monotonous job; you’re brought into a cool room lined with curious racks. Each rack has been fashioned with numerous, symmetrical holes, all filled with precisely-angled wine bottles. Your mission is to slightly...
How to Use a Vinturi Wine Aerator Like a Boss

How to Use a Vinturi Wine Aerator Like a Boss

by Sarah Meadows The beauty of wine is partly found in its complexity–an ample grouping of chemicals and compounds reacting and complementing one another to impart a delicious and unique experience. Modern winemakers take great time and care to control these...
Women in Wine: Le Donne del Vino Italy

Women in Wine: Le Donne del Vino Italy

It used to be that the most famous wine makers were 70-year-old men. That’s changed; the torch has been passed to younger generations and to women. It is an international movement and I find the swelling ranks of women who make wine, own vineyards, or are in other...
American Viticultural Area Spotlight: Grand Valley AVA

American Viticultural Area Spotlight: Grand Valley AVA

Grand Valley is one of Colorado’s two AVA regions. It encompasses roughly 3,200 acres in Mesa County, stretching from the city of Fruita to Palisde. The region is known for its natural mountain breeze (which helps prevent frost shock), high elevation of 4,500+ feet...
AOC Spotlight: Alsace

AOC Spotlight: Alsace

Alsace AOC is a wine-producing region in eastern France that was recognized by the Appellation D’origine Contrôlée (AOC) in 1962. Although it’s geographically small (smallest region in metropolitan France), Alsace is one of the most densely populated regions in all of...
Santa Barbara: A Visit to Summerland Winery

Santa Barbara: A Visit to Summerland Winery

On our way up the coast to Santa Barbara, CA, my friends and I decided to pull into the small, seaside town of Summerland (population 1,448). We visited a cafe and enjoyed grilled cheese sandwiches, looked around a cool antique shop, and made our way into a boutique...
A 2-Minute Lebanese Wine Primer

A 2-Minute Lebanese Wine Primer

Lebanon doesn’t immediately come to mind when thinking about all the wine-making regions in the world, but this tiny Mediterranean country has a long and colorful wine history, and the results are a delight to sip and discover. Lebanon was part of the biblical land of...
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