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Day One at the VA Wine Showcase Ushers in Some Favorites & Notables!

18 Feb

I’ve just returned to my room from my first pass at the VA Wine Showcase ballrooms at the Crystal Gateway Marriott where I made a list of the wineries in attendance and tasted my way through eight or so tastings.

This timeout is to catch my breath and eat lunch! But I am so excited about what I’ve experienced so far.I’ve met some wonderful people (wine makers, artists, jewelers and fellow oenophiles alike!) and I’ve been introduced to Norton, a Virginia varietal I’d not yet heard of before.

I will blog more about my experience and post my tasting notes in the hours and days to come but here are a few favorites and notables! to Attend the VA Food & Wine Showcase Feb 18-19!

8 Feb

So I even love their tagline … “Wouldn’t it be fun if the DC Metro could whisk us all away to Virginia Wine Country? And my answer?

A resounding yes!

I’ve been so busy in my regular life that I’ve woefully neglected my passion for all things wine. But thanks to the VA Food & Wine Showcase, that is all about to change.

I’ve desired to visit Virginia wine country for a long time. I’ve heard amazing things about wine production in Virginia and I’m convinced without even crossing the Mason-Dixon line that Virginia isn’t just for lovers but also for lovers of wine.

Virginia Wine Country travels to DC for The 7th Annual Virginia Wine Showcase, the premier artisan wine event on the East Coast. This 2012 event will be held at Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

Attendees will taste over 200 artisan wines from Virginia and Learn from industry pros with a full slate of culinary seminars led by the regions best chefs and sommeliers! The best part “in this economy”, as some like to say, all seminars and unlimited wine tastings at the Virginia Wine Showcase are included in the ticket fee. And if you stay at the event hotel, you can upgrade your one-day ticket to a two-pass event pass!

This is what I call “wine winning”. For more information, visit

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