Saturday, January 31, 2009

Two Big Virginia Wine Tasting Coming Right Up!

Two chances to try local wine
Tasty opportunities in Virginia Beach and Northern Virginia.
By PRUE SALASKY | 757-247-4784
January 28, 2009
The Daily Press (Virginia)
The Virginia Wine Showcase brings 40 of Virginia's 140-plus wineries together to show off their 2007 vintage. The red wines from that year, generally considered "a very good year" in Virginia thanks to a dry extended growing season, are just now being released.

The Feb. 7-8 event in Chantilly, sponsored by the nonprofit association The Farm Wineries Council of Virginia, The Washington Post and Viking Appliances, will offer tastings of more than 300 wines to those attending.

Vintners will also be on hand to discuss the different wines.

There will also be several seminars each day, including one presented by Mary Schellhammer of Spice Rack Chocolates and another by a representative of Tarara Winery.

Those who prefer their wine-tasting closer to home will be able to sample wines from seven of the commonwealth's wineries in Virginia Beach during the Mid-Atlantic Home & Flower Show Feb. 13-15 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Among the seven are the two "locals" –– the well-established, award-winning The Williamsburg Winery and one of the state's newest, the 1-year-old New Kent Winery.

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