Archives for September 2013

Wine Tasting Etiquette

Guest post by Christina Portz Visiting a winery or wine shop for a tasting can be a great way to learn more about wine and have some fun. Here are 10 basic rules to follow so that you can enjoy yourself, be safe and respect staff during a wine tasting: You can learn more about wine, but the … [Read more...]

Upcoming Winery Harvest Festivals

Guest post by @UncorkVirginia Photo via AmRhein Wine Cellars The fall harvest season is one of the most exciting times for our local area wineries. Grapes are at their prime ripeness (as measured by their sugar, acid and tannin levels depending on the grapes and desired wine to be … [Read more...]

Down with Pinot Grigio!

Guest post by Timothy Clune Photo via Flickr by Eflon Okay, not really. While I have much love for the aromatic, mineral and floral notes of the gray member of the Pinot family, there are so many other white options from Italy to explore. Pinot Grigio is made well in the northern part of … [Read more...]

September Wine Events in the DC Area

September has arrived! As summer winds down this month, it’s time for you to wine down with a ton of great wine-related events in the DC area. Check out our list of events below: The Wines of Chile and Argentina Saturday, Sept. 7, 5:30–7:30 p.m. The Capital Wine School Harvest … [Read more...]