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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.

Wegman’s Just Says NO to PA Wine Kiosks

4 Jun

[Source: Philly.com]

Dear JOTT Nation,

Credit: Timesleader.com

We knew it was too good to be true!!! 😦 The state’s Wine Kiosk program continues to limp along due to malfunctions and consumer dissatisfaction. I actually had great success with the Kiosk in the Linglestown Giant before it was discontinued but apparently I was the exception and not the unfortunate rule.

Angela Couloumbis of the Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau reports: “Wegmans Food Markets is pulling out of the state’s much-criticized wine-kiosk program, dealing a blow to the state Liquor Control Board’s efforts to shed its image as a lumbering government bureaucracy and stave off privatization.”

In the letter sent May 31 to the PLCB, Wegman’s officials said, “We saw the kiosks as an innovative new way to offer an additional service to our customers … unfortunately the kiosks have not realized their potential and in some ways have been a detriment to our stores.”

Not exactly a glowing endorsement. Sigh …

Well, there’s always www.MyWinesDirect.com delivery to PA!

Click here to read the full article about Wegman’s discontinuation of its participation in PA’s wine-kiosk program.

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