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Quick Sip: Erath Winery Pinot Noir 2015 

Erath Winery Pinot Noir, a value wine I would buy again ($16). Ripe red fruits and sour cherries, sweet tobacco flavors with dried herbs, and hints of vanilla. Nice acidity. This one is very drinkable and very affordable Pinot. Wine lovers from all walks of...

A Round Of Eastern U.S. Rosé 

When you blink, do you see pink? Don’t bother checking the mercury level in the thermometer. Rosé season has launched, and winemakers have released the pink juice to kick off the season of fun-in-the-sun. Retailers and wine shop shelves across the nation are overflowing with...

Trips&Sips: Taste of Monticello Wine Festival Returns 

Each year The Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival, an established spring tradition in Charlottesville – presented by Mercedes Benz of Charlottesville – returns to offer attendees an opportunity to see what the Monticello AVA (American Viticulture Area) has to offer. Now in their 7th year, the...

Trends: Rosé Becoming the Rage 

Rosé Becoming the Rage! Have you noticed there is pink on the scene more and more frequently these days? Rosé popularity is quickly growing, and it is becoming all the rage in the wine world – mostly because it is shedding the stigma of being...