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Quick Pour: Turkey Day Syrah Selections


Bedrock Wine Company North Coast Syrah 2012 (Sonoma Coast, California, USA)
Hart Family Syrah Temecula Valley 2012 (Temecula Valley, California, USA)
Domaine des Sources Vin de Pays du Gard Vieilles Vignes Syrah 2000 (Languedoc, Vin de Pays du Gard, France)
Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah T 'n' S Hudson Vineyard South 2012 (Carneros, California, USA)
Cameron Hughes Lot 408 Syrah 2012 (Santa Ynez Valley, California, USA)

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Ankida Ridge Vineyards; The “Little Burgundy” of Virginia

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The year 2014 brought plenty of opportunities to expand our knowledge and palate in wine. One such opportunity was our honeymoon to Burgundy, which gave us a greater appreciation for the region and the Burgundian style of wine. While Burgundy is a bit of a trip, there is an incredible opportunity to regularly experience  Burgundy right here in Virginia.  Subsequently, we have taken multiple visits to Ankida Ridge Vineyards to visit with the Vrooman Family and their “Little Burgundy” venture as consultant, Lucie Morton, likes to put – and we certainly agree. Since first appearing on the scene in 2010, the Vrooman family, a wine loving duo keen on Burgundian style wines, have made a giant footprint on the wine …

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Dog and Oyster Vineyards; Revisiting a Southern Beach Escape

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My first visit to Dog and Oyster was about 3 years ago when the property first began welcoming visitors in their beach cottage style tasting room. For years before the tasting room, the property itself attracted visitors to the 6 room and 10 cottage Hope and Glory Inn. With the Inn’s addition of 6 acres of Vinifera and French American Hybrid vines (Vidal Blanc, Chardonel, Merlot, and Charmbourcin), the Dog and Oyster Vineyard began to take shape. Originally prevented, due to local regulations, from posting a large sign for visitors to come across in their travels through the town of Irvington, they installed two giant corkscrews as artistic pieces that would attract visitors. These pieces stand nearly 25-30 feet high on either …

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Quick Pour: Lost Rhino Cerise Acide (Genius Loci Series)

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Quick Pour: Lost Rhino Cerise Acide (Genius Loci Series) Quick Pour: Lost Rhino Cerise Acide (Genius Loci Series) 2015-10-04 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Lost Rhino Cerise Acide - 92 92 92 Points Lost Rhino's Genius Loci series delivers another solid sour, this one with tons of cherries. User Rating: Be the first one !

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Quick Pour: Mikkeller Crooked Moon dIPA

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Quick Pour: Mikkeller Crooked Moon dIPA Quick Pour: Mikkeller Crooked Moon dIPA 2015-10-02 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Mikkeller Crooked Moon dIPA - 93 93 93 Points This big, citrusy hop bomb from Mikkeller is surprisingly drinkable and surprisingly American for a foreign IPA. User Rating: Be the first one !

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Quick Pour: Founders ReDANKulous

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Quick Pour: Founders ReDANKulous Quick Pour: Founders ReDANKulous 2015-09-28 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Founders reDANKulous - 94 94 94 Points Founders delivers a deliciously sweet and hoppy red ale that won gold at GABF. User Rating: Be the first one !

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Quick Pour: Labor Day Rosé Selections


Chateau Lafayette Reneau Pinot Noir Rose 2014 (Finger Lakes AVA, New York, USA)
Groundworks (Sans Liege) Grenache Rose 2013 (Paso Robles AVA, California, USA)
Boxwood Winery Rose 2013 (Middleburg AVA, Virginia, USA)
Jacuzzi Vineyards Rosato di Sangiovese 2013 (Sonoma Coast, California, USA)
Ingleside Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 2013 (Washington Birthplace AVA, Virginia, USA)
Ingleside Vineyards Rosato di Sangiovese 2014 (Washington Birthplace AVA, Virginia, USA)
Scribe Winery Pinot Noir Rose 2014 (Sonoma County, California, USA)

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Quick Pour: Lickinghole Creek Nuclear Nugget

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Producer: Lickinghole Creek Brewery; Goochland, VA Style: Imperial IPA Price Range: $15 / bottle (25.4 oz) ABV: 10.5% Appearance: Deep golden, foamy white head Aroma: Pine, earthy, honey, citrus Virginia Pour House Review: Lickinghole Creek Brewery in southern Virginia releases a hop bomb every summer called Nuclear Nugget. I picked up a bottle at my local beer shop a couple weeks back and thought it would be perfect to drink this beast on National IPA Day. This thing checks in at a hefty 10.5% and 105 IBU, and is brewed with tons of Centennial and Nugget hops, along with local clover honey to attempt to take the bite off the hops a bit. The beer pours a deep golden color with a …

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