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”!”

Pearmund Cellars 2009 Celebration – Breaks the Barrier!

Hellooo I’m back! It’s been three months since I had creative juices flowing and the desire to blog. Due to medical issues, my writing consisted only of tweeting. Plus, if I’m not sipping, I’m not writing. Therefore, it’s safe to assume Tree is sipping! 🙂 Three days back at work and it has been a veryContinue reading “Pearmund Cellars 2009 Celebration – Breaks the Barrier!”

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”

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?!?”

Mother’s Day Out – Lilit Café & Spanish Quarter

It’s a gray and wet Saturday, we are in route to a champagne tasting at Paul’s Wine & Spirits, Bethesda, MD. We quickly find out the email announcement had the wrong date; the champagne tasting was on Friday. I said irritable, “they could have at least sent out a corrected email”. He smiles, understanding myContinue reading “Mother’s Day Out – Lilit Café & Spanish Quarter”

Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn

“A little bit of Beef Jerky, Turpentine and Great Ambiance”  Aspen Dale Winery is a 200 year old barn with breathtaking exposed wood beams, flooring and a spiral staircase to the attic.  PART ONE Winding down from a long work week, I choose Aspen Dale Parris Country Blend.  I have no desire to document thisContinue reading “Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn”