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  • Charlottesville Area Named Wine Region of The Year!

    Charlottesville area named wine region of the year

    The Monticello American Viticultural Area won the top spot against four other acclaimed wine regions located around the world

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (CBS19 NEWS) — The Charlottesville area has been named wine region of the year in a publication’s 2023 Wine Star Awards. The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Monticello Wine Trail hosted a special evening of wine, food, and community to celebrate Wednesday night. Continue reading

  • Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Wine

    Many consumers would love to buy the most environmentally-friendly product they can find, but sometimes it’s difficult to tell what really has the lowest impact on the planet. Since the FDA doesn’t regulate what wineries put on wine labels, it can be confusing to decipher the varied terminology that eco-friendly wineries may use. Organic, sustainable, biodynamic, and natural are some of the most commonly seen terms, but what do they actually mean? This guide will help you determine the best wine to meet your needs while going easy on the earth!Β  Continue reading

  • Why Your Next Vacation Should Be At A Vineyard

    These days you see the term self care everywhere and with good reason. We have learned that a little self care can go a long way to help us stay well in mind, body and spirit. Take some time off and spoil yourself with a dream vacation at Les Source de Caudalie located on the Grand Cru vineyards in Bordeaux, France. Surrounding yourself with a beautiful vineyard in a country specializing in romance is the perfect way to practice a little (or a lot) of self care.Β  Continue reading

  • What You Need To Know To Get The Most Out Of A Wine Tasting

    You want to enjoy a tour and wine tasting at a winery in your area but feel intimidated. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy a wine tasting. These events are an amazing way for you to get to know your local winery, learn a little bit about wine and to enjoy new wines. Read further to learn what you need to know before heading out to a wine tasting at a winery near you.Β  Continue reading

  • Wine and Winding Roads: Day 4

    I slept very well. For all of the embarrassment the unnerving loud sounds the electric air pump caused the previous night, my comfortable air mattress more than made up for it. I felt refreshed, the sun was already above the horizon with narrow beams Continue reading

  • Wine Trends for 2022Β 

    Over the past couple of years more people have been drinking wine at home. It was the glass we poured to sip after we turned off the computer for work, to make late lunches and dinners at home feel special and to virtually celebrate births, weddings and anniversaries. Through the changes over the past couple of years wine has been the drink of choice to help us celebrate the little and the big things in life. Let’s look at some of the trends that we will see in 2022. Continue reading