April 22, 2013

Get Wine-Smart: Stop Thinking & Start Drinking

Hello friends!

I enrolled in a Skillshare online wine class taught by John Boyer (aka the Plaid Avenger), a beloved Virginia Tech professor. The online course, entitled Get Wine-Smart: Stop Thinking & Start Drinking starts on Monday April 22. Boyer will cover wine basics, how to talk about wine, and how to buy/store wine – all within a democratic, open, and fun environment!

Boyer teaches a "Geography of Wine" class at Virginia Tech, which partially focuses on Virginia Wine Trails. Unfortunately, this was such a highly-regarded class while I was at VT that I was never able to join. However, my then boyfriend/now husband took the course his senior year, after I had graduated. So as a result, I was able to live vicariously through him and discover all the good things that wine has to offer!

Needless to say, I am very excited that Boyer is sharing his precious time with all who want to learn more about this "nectar of the gods."

Take this Skillshare class with me: "Get Wine-Smart: Stop Thinking & Start Drinking." If you enroll with the link below, you'll also save $10 on your first class!



April 6, 2013

It's that time of year again: Montpelier Wine Festival

What better way is there to celebrate Spring than to taste wine? Each Spring, Montpelier opens its gates for their wine festival, hosting numerous Virginia wineries. The festival also provides cooking classes, a cornucopia of food offerings, and a variety of live musical entertainment.

The Montpelier Wine Festival is a perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to a selection of Virginia wines without having to travel all over the state. Because I am unable to attend the Blackburg Fork & Cork Festival (a really fun Festival that I am sad to miss) this year, I am planning to attend the Montpelier Wine Festival as a way to kick off Spring!

The festival will feature 24 wineries this year including: Barboursville Vineyards, Burnley Vineyards and Daniel Cellars, Cooper Vineyards, DelFosse Vineyard & Winery, Democracy Vineyards, Foggy Ridge Cider, Gabriele Rausse Winery, Glass House Winery, Horton Vineyards, Jefferson Vineyard, Lake Anna Winery, Lazy Days, Mattaponi Winery, Narmada Winery, New Kent Winery, Old House Vineyards, Peaks of Otter Winery, Prince Michel Vineyards, Reynard Florence Vineyard, Rockbridge Vineyard, Stone Mountain Vineyards, Trump Winery, Villa Appalaccia Winery, and Well Hung Vineyards.

For more information on the event, visit: montpelierwinefestival.com