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East Coast Rosés: Current Releases from the Finger Lakes to North Carolina

The rosé wines of the East Coast have improved dramatically in recent years. Not long ago, rosé wines from the East Coast were likely to be sweet and made from native grape varieties. Today, they are made from vitis vinifera and … Continue reading

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Rosés of Pinot Noir from Around the World: The 2018 Vintage

Rosés made of Pinot Noir are the stars of this year’s rosé tasting. They’re typically light red in color, fragrant with red cherry and pomegranate scents, medium bodied with good fullness in the mouth, and flavorful with flavors that mirror … Continue reading

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Succulent Sweet Wines for the Holidays: The Best of 2018

What better time of the year to open a bottle of profusely perfumed, deeply flavored sweet wine than the Holidays?  We’ve tasted a lot of them this past year from Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Washington, and, most recently, the Atlantic Coast … Continue reading

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Champagnes & Sparkling Wines for the Holidays: The Best of 2018

Champagne and sparkling wines are especially popular during the Holidays. Families and friends toast their friendship and welcome the new year with the bubbles that convey a sense of celebration and joy.  To help guide your purchases of Champagne and … Continue reading

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East Coast Wine on the Rise

East Coast wineries are on a roll both in terms of production and the quality of wine being made.  We recently completed several trips along the East Coast in collaboration with the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association and winery associations in … Continue reading

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Stinson Vineyards of Virginia: New Releases

We are pleased to have the opportunity to review Stinson Vineyards’ new releases.  We have been tasting their wines over the past four years and have been increasingly impressed with the improvements in quality and their experimentation with new varieties.  … Continue reading

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Sunset Hills Vineyard: Reviews of a Top Virginia Winery

Established in 2008 by Mike and Diane Carney, Sunset Hills is located in Loudoun County, just outside of Washington, DC. Their goal has been to produce premium quality wines following sustainable viticulture practices. Sunset Hills sources the grapes for its … Continue reading

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