Every Monday and Thursday, we discover new wines, regions, and ways to understand this fermenting sea.
- A Wild Fall White Wine: Nino Negri, Ca’Brione, Valtellina, Italy 2015
- Virginian Wine is for Lovers? Drinking Local -VS- Trendsetting
- Tired of Malbec? Try Cabernet Franc from Argentina
- Wine Review: Sparkling Aligote from Cave de Bissey
- Family Matters: Winery Tour of Trefethen Family Vineyards Oak Knoll Napa Valley California
Munching Vidal Blanc on Keuka Lake, New York
Tag Archives: Norton
My wife’s conference brings baby and I to Virginia. We stay in Alexandria: namesake of our ten month old and posh tourist excursion from Washington DC.
Now, with a week to kill, between eponymous photo-ops, I explore Alexandria’s wine shops and bottle bars. Years have passed since I last sold or tried wine from Virginia. I remember liking it. Lean and structured, like Bordeaux, Baboursville Octagon Red seemed solid.
But a concern slowly creeps in. Alexandria’s shelves and lists feature fab Sancerre, German bubblies, Rhône growers, interesting South African Chenin Blanc, Langhe Nebbiolo, and Californian classics. Heck, every shop has at least three Oregon Pinot Noir, even unseen single vineyards, and I come from Oregon. Continue reading