Virginia Wine Month

It just doesn’t get better than fall in Virginia! Perhaps the most beautiful time to observe autumn in Virginia is the month of October.  Typically peak season to celebrate the harvest, hike in the Shenandoah, attend fall festivals across the state, and rock the first scarf, flannel, and puffy vest of the season, October also…

An Exciting Time for Virginia Cider

Attention craft beverage lovers, there’s a new game in town!  The game is crisp, fruity and fun, and it comes straight from the heartland of good ole’ Virginia, dating back to the days of Thomas Jefferson.  The game is cider and we’ve got to say, it’s pretty darn refreshing.   In 2012, Virginia became the…

Delaplane Cellars

Delaplane is one of our favorite small towns to visit in the Northern Virginia wine region.  The peaceful town offers great opportunities for hiking, country roads to get lost on and gorgeous mountain views to sit back and enjoy.  It also offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in Virginia viticulture with a handful of wineries…

Highlights from The Old Lucketts Store Spring Market

Every few weeks we take a drive up Route 15 through the rolling hills and pastures in Loudoun County.  While we inevitably end up at a winery toasting to the gorgeous view over a platter of cheese and charcuterie, we also have a habit of stopping at our favorite antique shop, The Old Lucketts Store…

Napa Valley in a Day

#winosdonapa Whenever we share our love of wine with friends, family and colleagues, the inevitable question comes up– “So, have you been to Napa?”  Well, we can finally answer that question with a resounding, “Yes!”  It may have been one of the quickest trips to Napa Valley that a pair of recreational wine bloggers has…

An Early Morning in the City: Cherry Blossoms & Northside Social

It has been a bit of an unpredictable winter/early spring for the DMV this year.  We won’t go into our views on climate change (except that it’s real), but we do want to share some photos from the awesome morning we had in the city yesterday! The annual Cherry Blossom Festival in DC brings tourists from…

An Afternoon @ Union Market

Each month we make a point to venture downtown and explore the city.  This weekend, we took advantage of a sunny afternoon and swung by Union Market for an afternoon of wine-ing, snacking and instagraming. For those who may not be familiar, Union Market is an eclectic gathering place in Northeast DC which features local artisans and…

Petit Verdot Dominates Virginia Governor’s Cup

Petit Verdot is by far our favorite Virginia red varietal.  A full-bodied red wine originally from the Bordeaux region, Petit Verdot is known for its strong black fruit flavor profiles of plum, blueberry and dark cherry and its bold and powerful color.  Although it’s more traditionally used as a blending grape for Bordeaux-style blends in the…

Our Favorite Wine Moments of 2016

2016 was an unbelievable year.  We drank some really great wine; traveled to new destinations; sampled amazing food and enjoyed some incredible experiences.  Although we are already into 2017 we thought we’d do a quick recap of some of our favorite wine moments– believe us, it was tough to narrow down this list! Our First…

The Wino Gift Guide has Arrived!

Thanksgiving has come and gone and the jolliest time of the year is here (especially for our fellow winos)!  While ’tis the season for popping bottles, opening up those big reds you’ve been holding onto for a while and overdoing it on the brie and gouda, it is also the season for gift giving!  Whether you…

Local Foodie Spotlight: Copperwood Tavern

A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to wine and dine at one of Loudoun County’s newest foodie havens, Copperwood Tavern.  With an original restaurant located in Shirlington, Copperwood seized a great opportunity to expand and bring their cuisine west of DC to the ever-growing One Loudoun district.  Following our visit, we can certainly say that Copperwood is the perfect addition to…

Taste of Terroir: Valley Road Vineyards

If you know us, you know that we won’t pass up any opportunity to travel to the Charlottesville area.  So earlier this Fall when a new winery reached out to us to pay them a visit we happily accepted!  This week, we’re sharing our fabulous experience at Valley Road Vineyards, the newest Virginia wine gem to hit…