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The Best Wineries in Virginia | An Ultimate Two Day Itinerary + Dining Highlights

The Best Wineries in Virginia  I'm not sure if people realize it or not, but there is actually a huge number of wineries in Virginia. There are a few scattered throughout the state; however, most of the wineries are located in Central Virginia, between Nellysford and Charlottesville. There is a popular stretch of road called… Continue reading The Best Wineries in Virginia | An Ultimate Two Day Itinerary + Dining Highlights

virginia · Wine · Wine Festivals

The VA Beach Neptune Festival | Upcoming 2018 Summer Events

The Legend of King Neptune: According to legend, Neptune was a Roman God who ruled the seas. He carried his trident and was pulled by a team of dolphins, calming the sea along the way. Each year, the Neptune Festival selects members of the VA Beach community to play the part of Neptune and his… Continue reading The VA Beach Neptune Festival | Upcoming 2018 Summer Events

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Hillsborough, NC | Weaver Street Market Wine Show

Hillsborough, NC Hillsborough, NC is an adorable small town with tons of great restaurants! It is right outside of Durham, NC and not too far from Raleigh! Weaver Street Market Wine Show: The Weaver Street Market is a Co-Op styled grocery store and eatery in Hillsborough, NC. They sell farm fresh, local produce, meats, house-holds,… Continue reading Hillsborough, NC | Weaver Street Market Wine Show

Food · Recipes · Wine

Classic Red Wine Sangria Recipe

Classic Red Wine Sangria Recipe Do you need something new and refreshing to serve at your next summer party? Gato Negro’s Merlot has delicious hints of berries and cherries with a lingering finish of vanilla and coconut, making it the perfect combination for a Summer Sangria! Typically, I would rather just have a good white… Continue reading Classic Red Wine Sangria Recipe

Wine · Wine Festivals

List of 2018 Wine Festivals in VA and NC

2018 Wine Festivals in VA & NC: One of the things that I love about where I live is the amount of Wine Festivals that we have in our general vicinity! Here is a comprehensive list (well - the one's that I have my eye on anyway) of all of the 2018 Wine Festivals in VA… Continue reading List of 2018 Wine Festivals in VA and NC

Food · Tools · Wine

Top 10 Tools that all Wine Lovers Need

The best wine tools on the market:1.Riedel Wine Glasses | Target $40 | I featured these in my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, but they fit so perfectly into this post too. I promise you that these are the best wine glasses that you can buy for everyday use. They make bad wine taste better and great wine taste… Continue reading Top 10 Tools that all Wine Lovers Need

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International Wine Festival / Taubman Museum of Art

We attended the International Wine Festival held at the Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke, VA. This international wine festival was a wine festival in a class of it's own. They had over 30 excellent wines and stunning hors d'oeuvres. Having a wine festival in an art museum was an excellent idea and a… Continue reading International Wine Festival / Taubman Museum of Art

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The Largest Wine & Beer Valley in VA!

VA winery and brewery itinerary: Day 1: We set off on yet another adventure heading towards a land filled with wineries, breweries, distilleries, mountains, nature, and beauty. We were going to the Charlottesville area of VA. There are at least 30 different wineries, breweries, and/or distilleries in this area. Many of them stretch across the… Continue reading The Largest Wine & Beer Valley in VA!

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The Yadkin Valley | Largest Wine Valley in NC

The Biggest Wine Valley in North Carolina We set out on yet another road trip on December 27.  Our plan was to taste a lot of wine and visit downtown Mount Airy, NC, which is known as modern day "Mayberry". This area is known as the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina...and if you like wine… Continue reading The Yadkin Valley | Largest Wine Valley in NC