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It’s been an interesting week in the Virginia wine world. Dave McIntyre has a very interesting post about a few things. One of the things he writes about is viognier becoming Virginia’s signature grape. Check out the article here.

On top of Dave McIntyre’s piece, Frank Morgan from Drink What You Like has written about this topic as well. There is a huge string of interesting comments with the post. Check out his post here.

The folks over at Virginia Wine In My Pocket are helping make today (Friday the 13th) a little less scary by offering their iPhone/iPad app for only 99¢. That’s a deal! If you don’t already have the app, you might want to get it today. It is only on sale today! You can learn about the app here.

And finally, you might be looking for something to do next weekend. The annual Wine Festival at the Plains is taking place next weekend. We usually attend this event but are unable to this year. Think about going and if you do, let us know how it was. You can check out the event here.

Virginia Wine In My Pocket

Our friends over at Virginia Wine In My Pocket have released their iPhone app! I downloaded it and installed it on both my iPhone and my iPad. I spent some time going through the app and finding out all about it. If you are at all interested in or visit many Virginia wineries, this is the app for you.

It is full of information about more than 150 wineries in Virginia. Each listing includes tons of information about the winery, where it’s located, operating hours, tasting fees, phone numbers, websites, directions, and a detailed history about the winery and winemakers. Part of each listing is a slideshow of photos taken at the winery. If you need help getting to the winery you can even click on a link that will take you to Google maps and get driving directions to the winery from where you are! That’s a great feature. You can also keep track of your favorite wineries with a favorites list. My favorites list already has some 70 wineries!

This is a very comprehensive app. I can’t think of anything they haven’t included. Warren and I usually plan out our winery stops but I could see using this app on the road to find a winery we haven’t visited before. Click here to get the app. Below are some screen captures from the app.