COVID-19 Update

Hi everyone! I hope you’re staying safe and healthy. For my own sanity, the blog is going on a bit of a break while I’m quarantined at home. I’ll still be updating my instagram regularly,…

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A Brief History of Wine In America, Part 1: Failure

Sunshine State The year? 1562. The place? Florida. That’s right–Florida, the same place synonymous with bath salt face-eating and wife-swapping retirees, is the original HQ of American wine. Close to 20 years prior to Roanoke…

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How to Get Wine While Staying the Fuck Home

In America, we’re at a fork in the road. One path, the one of staying the fuck home, leads to another few weeks of social distancing. We miss the beginning of spring. The other path,…

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Cheers to Staying Safe and Supporting Local

So… COVID-19 is here and it’s serious. How should that impact your winery visits? Every time I’ve gotten to go backstage at a Virginia winery, I’ve found nothing but the best hygienic practices. Know that…

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Walsh Family Wine

At first glance, $20 for a wine tasting seems pretty steep. So before that scares you away, let me just tell you how Walsh Family Wine is absolutely worth it. In fact, from what they provide with their tasting, I would even tell you that it’s an excellent value. Our tasting room associate, Peter, is sadly off now working a New Zealand harvest, but from our experience, the staff are incredible about speaking to the (delicious) wines. Additionally, you get some delicious local cheeses to compliment your tasting.

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