Category Archives: Italian

USA Wine Ratings Wine Competition 2019

I have been involved with several wine competitions over the years and I enjoy judging the wines to find the ones that are most characteristic of their grape variety, to evaluate the ultimate flavor of the wine, and then giving it a score based on that. These wine competitions are always such exciting events and I learn so much about

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Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Reserve

There are so many fantastic wineries in the Monticello wine region just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia! But one that is hard to pass up is Barboursville Vineyards and for many good reasons. As you drive on to the property, the vineyards and mountains are so visually stellar that you just have to stop and take photo! The wines and tastings

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