WTF is Terroir?

After mentioning terroir a bit in Monday’s winery review, I thought it deserved a post all for itself. Also, in case you’re like me, avoid pronouncing it “terror.” Because it’s French and therefore fancy, the…

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The Dog & Oyster Vineyard

Have you ever heard of the term “terroir” before? It’s a French term that basically expresses that grapes taste like where they are grown. You can take two identical grapes and make wine with them in identical ways, but if grown in separate places, you’ll still get totally different wines. The Dog & Oyster Vineyard completely capitalizes on this. Located in Virginia’s Northern Neck and right next to the bay, you can taste the salty brine-y goodness of the sea in their wines. This ain’t your typical Virginia mountain winery.

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Cheers to the Weekend #7

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! Now it’s OFFICIALLY time to eat, drink, and be merry. That’s right… Christmastime is here. Hang your wreaths without guilt, for December officially starts tomorrow. May your days be merry and bright and full of wine. But what should you do your last weekend of November? Check out below.

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WTF do I buy these people?

WELCOME TO MY FIRST ANNUAL, HIGHLY ANTICIPATED (BY ME) GIFT GUIDE! Sorry I’m not sorry for the all-caps. I’m highly caffeinated and not here to fuck around. So let’s get to it. I’ve posted this a whole two shopping days before Black Friday and have divided accordingly by how much you like these friends and family that you have to buy stuff for. I actually own several of these things myself, mainly because I have a habit of buying too much stuff.

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Stone Mountain Vineyards

Getting to Stone Mountain Vineyards is a worthwhile adventure. It sits at the top of a long, gravely mountain road, where luckily we only had to pass someone once. In their tasting room, shirts are sold advertising that you survived the drive up and they aren’t kidding! Legend has it that once a Hummer limo containing a bachelorette party got stuck and a tree had to be chainsawed down to get them safely home.

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