Tip for Northern Virginia wine fans: The Piedmont Virginian’s Blog is a great way to keep up with the latest news about winery events and awards.
Recent blog posts have covered:
* Wine Enthusiast magazine’s recent listing of Veramar Viwith “one of the highest scores ever awarded a Virginia wine” — an 87. Here’s the Wine Enthusiast review, dated Nov. 12, 2009:
This seductive Cabernet Franc opens up with aromas of cherry, vanilla and spice leading into layers of blackberry, plum, cinnamon and cedar on the palate. Fruit and spice are balanced here, and medium tannins means the wine can age. Paired with roasted duck or beef, the wine is a sure hit.
* Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard sweeping the Inaugural Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, with six awards for its 2004 SP Rose, 2004 SP Blanc de Blanc, 2004 SP Reserve, and 2004 SP Blanc de Noir
* Virginia wineries’ awards in the San Francisco Wine Competition, including Three Fox Vineyards’ 2008 Piemontese Nebbiolo; Veramar Vineyard’s 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2008 Cabernet Franc; and Kluge Estate’s 2005 Red
Enjoy some of these award-winning wines on stress-free public wine tours offered by Reston Limousine every Saturday and Sunday. Please check our online Calendar for a schedule of the upcoming tours.