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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Cheers to the Weekend #17

We’ve made it! For me, this weekend is a time to use my nearly-expired Groupons. All are wine related because of course they are. Also on the agenda is FINALLY FINISHING MY KITCHEN. I’ve protested…

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WTF is Vermouth?

You may have noticed a theme this week. Believe it or not, it wasn’t planned! After my post on Flying Fox Vineyard & Winery, I got a lot of comments from people asking for me…

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Flying Fox Vineyard & Winery

The Afton area cluster of wineries might just be my favorite in the state of Virginia. There are so many choices for truly great wine and I have yet to find a winery in the area that’s a bummer. I’ll have a full travel guide to the area soon, (along with my New Zealand guides–they’re coming, I promise!) but in the meantime wanted to highlight a few of my favorite spots. First up is Flying Fox, where you can get a Bordeaux blended vermouth and feel super hip all at once.

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