Virginia Wine Fest at Bull Run
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The 41st annual Virginia Wine Fest takes place this weekend, 17 and 18 September 2016, in Bull Run Regional Park, Fairfax, Virginia.
Participating wineries range from AmRhein Wine Cellares to Williamsburg Winery.
New this year: Virginia’s Oyster …

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Distinct British Columbian Vintages

Submitted by on October 3, 2010 – 12:01 amNo Comment

It wasn’t too long ago that Canada’s British Columbia seemed an unlikely setting for winemakers looking to produce their own brand of liquid gold. Fast forward to 2010, and you’ve got a province lush with vineyards, including a select few that revel in cool climate varietals, especially in the Thompson Okanagan Valley.

Larch Hills Winery, a family-run operation headed by European-born Jack and Hazel Manser, situated south of Salmon Arm, specializes in cool climate grape growing, nurturing European varietals not readily available in other parts of BC. Like the delicate and fruity Madeleine Angevine (Mad Angie), the robust Siegerrebe, with its surprising floral notes, and the spiced black cherry Lemberger. Add to this lineup a roster of regulars popular to the province (Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Merlot), alongside the winery’s signature Ortega, and you’ve got plenty of reason to raise a glass. We’re thinking the winery’s own tasting bar, with verdant views of the vineyard, is just the spot to sip these cool climate vintages.

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