The five grapes that are used in the production of red Bordeaux blends are: Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec. All of them thrive in Virginia’s climate, terrain, and soil.Read more "Turning Tobacco into Wine: The Miraculous Economic Impact of Virginia Wine"
Basic economic theory would explain the income drop as the expected result of a significant increase in the supply of workers. However, in the gig economy, reading market indicators has not been that simple.Read more "What’s Happening to Wages in the Gig Economy? (And, what the heck is a gig anyway?…)"
“If you’re starving, and somebody gave you a cracker, you are gonna be like, “goddamn, that’s the best cracker I’ve ever ate in my life!” – Eddie Murphy, “Raw” I decided that I was going to wait a week to attend and view Marvel Entertainment’s Black Panther feature film. I told myself that it would […]Read more "The Cognitive Dissonance of Black Panther"
If the DNA of Melissa Etheridge, Carly Simon, Janis Joplin, José Feliciano, Anthony Kiedis, Cass Elliot, and Joni Mitchell could be blended together and injected into a spark plug with curly black locks, you might come up with something like Lloyd strapped in behind a microphone.Read more "Heather Aubrey Lloyd: a “Recovering Journalist” finds Her True Voice"
Bethesda used to be a sleepy little town with antique shops, a surplus store, dentist offices, and a diner. Now, residents in the Chevy Chase neighborhood across Wisconsin Avenue from the rapidly growing city are worried that more development will lead to traffic jams, increased taxation and other problems. “The pace and scale of the […]Read more "Once a Suburban Town of D.C., Bethesda Comes into Its Own as a Metropolis"
“I set out to make this an affordable steakhouse, one where you can get a very well prepared delicious meal. And, have a great time too.”Read more "George’s Chophouse is Open – Let’s Eat."
For the past four decades of my adult life, I have been attending and enjoying events called Oktoberfest. I must confess, however, that I don’t know much about what that name truly means.Read more "Oktoberfest: It’s more than a keg and a picnic"
Personally, I don’t think that President Trump could give a damn about affirmative action or even illegal immigration.Read more "How to Stoke a Gasoline Fire: Trump and Affirmative Action"
I have to believe that it should not long before anyone in the world hears the word ‘Virginia’ and immediately thinks of great beer.Read more "Virginia Breweries: Crafting Golden Suds"
Our trip began with a stop a Fabbioli Cellars. Talk about starting our day with a bang!Read more "Crushing Grapes from Leesburg to Purcellville"