Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg – “Don’t Judge a Book By its Cover”!

Don’t judge a book by its cover. In other words, “don’t judge a vineyard by your first visit”. I did exactly that when I first visited Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg (Middleburg, VA). News about the new vineyard opening across from Chrysalis Vineyards was spreading like wild fire. Former colleagues were escaping the “blackContinue reading “Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg – “Don’t Judge a Book By its Cover”!”

Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

Hidden Jewel with a Female Touch It was love at first. Years ago, I discovered this hidden jewel buried deep in the back, against the wall at the massive Dulles Expo Center, VA. Our location was up front and center. Prime location, only for the elite vineyards or for those who could afford or influential and that indeedContinue reading “Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard”

“The Computer Ate My Paper” – New Jersey 2013 Harvest Wine Festival

New Jersey 2013 Harvest Wine Festival Hilton, Short Hills, NJ Weeks of searching for this wine review and still MIA. This is why I prefer handwriting my reviews before typing.  Handwriting feeds my obsession with hard back journals and stationary. Writing is exhilarating: seeing your thoughts on paper, hurried penmanship from words spilling out andContinue reading ““The Computer Ate My Paper” – New Jersey 2013 Harvest Wine Festival”

Yes, Here’s Another 2013 Top List – My Top 20 “Must Buy” Wines of 2013

Since everyone is releasing their top lists of 2013, I had to jump on the bandwagon and publish my Top 20 “Must Buy” wines that I tasted in 2013. There is no way that I would be able to rank the wines from first to twentieth. Therefore, I chose to list the wines in alphabeticallyContinue reading “Yes, Here’s Another 2013 Top List – My Top 20 “Must Buy” Wines of 2013”

Good Wine, Good Eats and Great Conversation!

2012 Apothic Dark, Limited Release Don’t you love the holidays.  A time where we find time to fit others into our busy schedule, travel many miles to be with family and friends… Well, today, I’m filled with mixed emotions; dinner was my idea and I’m nervous.  On top of it all, I pick the worstContinue reading “Good Wine, Good Eats and Great Conversation!”

Paradise Springs Winery – “Refugees Unite!”

Goodness, this place is “hopping”.  Confusedly, I ask, “Are they having a festival?” clearly another well-liked Virginia vineyard in the beautiful Clifton, VA.  The tasting room is large with leather lounge chairs, a beautiful glass barrel room and outdoor sitting area with a large stone fireplace where patrons are entertained with live music on theContinue reading “Paradise Springs Winery – “Refugees Unite!””

What, Mexico Produces Wine?!?

It is time to clear out those old Food and Wine, Saveur, Bon Appétit magazines and folders of articles that I saved over the years.  During de-cluttering, I discovered an advertisement on visiting Mexico.  The heading reads: “So Delicious it was banned?” Mexico produces wine? Intrigued, I read on…In the 16th century, Mexico produced wine. The wines were soContinue reading “What, Mexico Produces Wine?!?”

BREAUX VINEYARDS! Deliciously Amazing!

If you live in Virginia, visited Virginia wine country or read about Virginia wines, you heard of Breaux Vineyards.  So, when “The Professional” informed that he has never been to Breaux, a trip was quickly plan. Today is a beautiful day for a drive in the Virginia countryside.  The fall colors are amazing, resembling landscapeContinue reading “BREAUX VINEYARDS! Deliciously Amazing!”