JoyoftheTable.com 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 VAWineShowcase.org.

Wines & Vines – Wine Industry News Headlines – Pennsylvania May Get Out of Wine Business

14 Dec
Harrisburg, Pa.—For 78 years, since the end of Prohibition, Pennsylvania has been a “control state” regarding the sales of wine and spirits. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is in charge of both wholesale and retail sales of alcohol through its system of state-owned stores. Only one other state, Utah, has a similarly restrictive system. Several governors in the past 30 years have attempted to privatize the state stores in Pennsylvania, but to date all such efforts have failed.

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Harrisburg, Pa.—For 78 years, since the end of Prohibition, Pennsylvania has been a “control state” regarding the sales of wine and spirits. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is in charge of both wholesale and retail sales of alcohol through its system of state-owned stores. Only one other state, Utah, has a similarly restrictive system. Several governors in the past 30 years have attempted to privatize the state stores in Pennsylvania, but to date all such efforts have failed.

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The question remains … but the debate still rages on. Will The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board give up its cash cow and relinquish its “control” over wine and spirits within the Commonwealth?

Harrisburg, Pa.—For 78 years, since the end of Prohibition, Pennsylvania has been a “control state” regarding the sales of wine and spirits. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is in charge of both wholesale and retail sales of alcohol through its system of state-owned stores. Only one other state, Utah, has a similarly restrictive system. Several governors in the past 30 years have attempted to privatize the state stores in Pennsylvania, but to date all such efforts have failed.

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Harrisburg, Pa.—For 78 years, since the end of Prohibition, Pennsylvania has been a “control state” regarding the sales of wine and spirits. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is in charge of both wholesale and retail sales of alcohol through its system of state-owned stores. Only one other state, Utah, has a similarly restrictive system. Several governors in the past 30 years have attempted to privatize the state stores in Pennsylvania, but to date all such efforts have failed.

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Wines & Vines – Wine Industry News Headlines – Pennsylvania May Get Out of Wine Business.

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