Be sure to check out this month’s edition of Wine Spectator, because wines from Rappahannock Cellars were reviewed and earned excellent scores! I’ll provide the wines and rating here and let you read the reviews for yourselves.
Here are the wines:
2008 Viognier-87 Points
R 2006-86 Points
2006 Cabernet Franc-86 points
2006 Meritage-85 points
Be sure to sample these excellent wines at Rappahannock Cellars, and mention that Virginia Wine Time sent you.
This weekend is the Drink Local Wine Conference at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia. Most of the events will be happening on Sunday. There will be seminars and an amazing Twitter Taste-off with many Virginia wineries and some from Maryland as well. Warren and I are planning on attending on Sunday and participating in all the activities. We are really looking forward to the Twitter Taste-off. We are also really looking forward to meetings many of the wine bloggers we have come to know by their tweets and their blog posts.
Are you planning on attending the conference on Sunday? Even if we know you are attending, leave a comment letting us know you are attending. We’re interested to find out who all is planning on attending. And if you are attending, plan on looking for us and saying hello! If you haven’t signed up yet, do it now while the price is lower.
We hope to see you there!
During a recent trip to California’s wine country, Wendy Rieger checked out a few vineyards to find out how they’re going green. If you missed her story on News4 at 5 yesterday, catch it anytime on NBCWashington.com.
Please read wine critic Dave McIntyre’s article in yesterday’s Washington Post. His article, “In Grape Shape”, features Loudon County wineries and includes his reviews of several wineries. Joining him in the experience is Todd Thrasher, sommelier and general manager of Restaurant Eve in Alexandria. Their conclusions? We’ll let you read all about it! (Hint: Virginia wine lovers will not be disappointed!)
October is a great time to visit Virginia wineries. The leaves are changing colors, the wineries are harvesting grapes, there are many festivals and activities happening in Virginia the whole month of October.
Check out Virginia.org for more information on the special happenings going on in Virginia during the whole month of October!
2009 VINTAGE OF NORTH END WINE CLUB TO BE “UNCORKED” AT SURF CLUB OCEAN GRILLE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Sample and Enjoy 20 different Wines for Only $10 Per Person
The North End Wine Club at the Surf Club Ocean Grille is resuming. Twenty wines– reds and whites – will be available for sample from Surf Club’s exquisite collection. (Customers have the opportunity to
purchase bottles of wine — with special pricing — to take home for later enjoyment.)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, begins: 7 PM
$10 per person (plus tax & gratuity)
Open to the Public ~ NEWC membership not required
Surf Club Ocean Grille
Adjacent to the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
5700 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Please call 757-425-5699 to R.S.V.P. or for more details.
*The North End Wine Club is limited to 100 people so call today to reserve your spot.