Category Archives: Monticello Region

Jefferson Vineyards Viognier

Baked Honey and Chipotle Salmon tonight calls for a dry but fruity style white wine. Voila! A wonderful Viognier from Jefferson Vineyards from the Monticello region of Virginia. A landslide of flavors from citrus, tangerine, tropical fruits, and ripe apricot leading to a long, pleasing finish. Refreshing and elegant and pairs well with chicken, seafood, and fresh salads. Thomas Jefferson said “Wine

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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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Keswick Vineyards Monticello Merlot 2014

**Teaser Note** – This Merlot is out of stock at the winery so this review will only tempt you in many delicious ways and you will eventually have to find a close substitute wine to make your flavor fantasies come true. Finding amazing Virginia wines that fool your taste buds into thinking you are drinking rich California reds are happening

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Thanksgiving Day Wines – Easy as (Pumpkin) Pie!

As the Thanksgiving Day grocery store madness grows closer, who has time to worry about choosing wines for your Thanksgiving feast?! There is a plethora of different flavors and tastes on your Thanksgiving table and you want wines that will make everyone happy. Including your Wine Expert Uncle Pierre as well as teetotaler Gramma Betsy! There is a saying “Ain’t

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The Harmony of Wine and Music

One of the most satisfying things in life is pairing great foods with great wines. Doesn’t it satisfy your ego when you have found the right wine for a meal you created or chose an amazing wine at a nice restaurant? It really is fantastic! But how about if we go one step further? Many of the words you would

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