Just meters from the border with Slovenia, the Venica brothers farm their father’s father’s hillsides with the easternmost edges of the snowcapped Alps around them. Collio, a small old wine region north of Venice, produces beautiful and expressive white wines and smooth reds. Continue reading On the Edge of Italy: Collio
It’s the time of year where the weather is wintery-cold one day, and springy-sunny the next. And some days both. What better way to embrace the coming sunshine and still enjoy the comfort of a rich wine than to drink these richer, full-bodied white wines. Perfect for Sunday brunches, afternoon cheeses, and weeknight roasted chickens. Continue reading Wine Tasting: Rich Whites for almost-Spring
Tonight at The Whole Ox Butcher Bar, we are featuring The Virginia SAZERAC. (just like the original, only made with Catocin Creek Rye and Mt. Defiance Absinthe). Also: fried oysters and crawfish gumbo. Laissez le bon temps rouler!
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Dark, easy to love, and even easier to drink, the Malbec grape has found untold popularity in Argentina, while many seem to overlook its origins in France.
Today, February 25th, we will be tasting four Malbecs, all from France.
We will explore two from its home in the foothills of the Pyrenees in southern France, and two from the Loire Valley in the north, where the grape has been grown for centuries under the local name Côt.
The tasting is from 12noon-3pm and is free for friends.
Somethings show better with age.
Wines continue to slowly develop in the bottle as you let them rest. Those wines that are especially rough, or tart, or overwhelming (when they are young) end up growing up beautiful and complex (after a decade or so). Kinda like people in that way…
Today, Saturday, February 18th, we will be tasting three wines from 2007: one from Greece, one from Italy, and one from Argentina.
Not to be missed. Cheers!
Today, (Saturday, Feb 11) from 1-3 PM, we will be offering a tasting of some delicious wines for celebrating the Valentine holiday. Continue reading Wines for the Valetine’s Weekend
This Saturday, February 4th, we are opening up three Virginia wines for tasting with a few local cheeses too!
We will be tasting:
- Rockbridge “DeCheil Reserve” Chardonnay
- Lovingston “Rotunda” Red Blend
- White Hall Petit Verdot
The tasting is from 1-3pm and is free for friends.
This Saturday, January 28, we will be tasting some beautiful Spanish wines.
1-3pm. Free for friends.