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"
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"
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"
If you see Danielle (and, you most likely will), please tell her that I said, “Hello.”Read more "When it comes getting a cake to impress, go to Danielle’s Desserts or just go away"
When he told me that he liked bold Cabs and big Tuscans, I knew we would get on fine.Read more "“It’s not so much the wine; it’s the craft beer.” C.I.T.C.O.M. (Part TWO)"
I’ve decided that between opinion pieces for this blog that I will write various series of articles on topics that interest me.Read more "Chillin’ in the Center of Middleburg: Part One"