View from the Top: Marketing Lessons from the Virginia Wine Summit

As another year comes to a close, it’s only natural to contemplate the past twelve months, mentally unpacking the highs and lows; reflecting on what worked well, and what did not. What are the accomplishments of the last year, and how can remaining goals be achieved in the next? For Virginia Wine, this year wasContinue reading “View from the Top: Marketing Lessons from the Virginia Wine Summit”

Message in a Bottle

I believe that winemakers are artists. And much like any other form of art, there are offerings that you will like, and those that you will not. Just like artists, there are winemakers who seem to move large groups of people, and who are particularly good at their craft year after year. Wine as art,Continue reading “Message in a Bottle”

Foodie Friday: On a Mission for Morels

This blog is about wine. Devoted to adventures in oenophilia and all great things grape. But every so often, a stunning ingredient steals the show; one that truly makes a meal exquisite. Such is the case today with the magnificent morel mushroom. This funny-looking fungus is highly sought after this time of year. Imparting anContinue reading “Foodie Friday: On a Mission for Morels”

VA: Viognier Aptitude?

Is Virginia for Viognier lovers? With 82 of Virginia’s 228 wineries producing Viognier, this vivacious varietal is set to make a name for itself in the state for lovers. In 2011, the Virginia Wine Board decided to designate Viognier as the state’s signature grape, hoping to brand it as a Virginia specialty, much the sameContinue reading “VA: Viognier Aptitude?”