Culture

Wines help make the holiday

November 18, 2017

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s time to start planning the traditional holiday feast. While the holiday is a wonderful time to give thanks with family and friends, it’s also a grand time to enjoy a glass or […]

Breweries

Enjoy the mountain air, beer, and more in Nelson County

October 27, 2017

In scenic Nelson County, Va., you’re always within hollering distance of a location where exquisite beverages are being brewed, distilled, fermented, or served.  Three hours south of Washington, D.C., this rural county boasts just one […]

Breweries

Travel Va.’s Beer, Wine, and Shine Trail this fall

October 23, 2017

Since its earliest Colonial days, Virginia’s Newport News has been facing outward toward the Chesapeake Bay and the sea beyond. Initially for trading with England, then later for its shipbuilding industry, Newport News built a […]

Breweries

Travel Va.’s Beer, Wine, and Shine Trail this fall

October 1, 2017

Since its earliest Colonial days, Virginia’s Newport News has been facing outward toward the Chesapeake Bay and the sea beyond. Initially for trading with England, then later for its shipbuilding industry, Newport News built a […]

Food and Drink

Open up the reds: Testing wine aerators

August 25, 2017

When it comes to red wine, especially bigger styles like cabernet sauvignon, Bordeaux, zinfandel, syrah/shiraz, malbec, Italian reds, etc., breathing time and aeration is so important. Giving red wine air opens it up, allowing oxygen […]

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Study: you are what you drink

June 23, 2017

Does what drink you order in a bar or club say much about who you are? According to research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh a number of years ago, it does. Although the study […]

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Is wine a good investment?

May 28, 2017

It’s so civilized and convenient stocking wine at home. You simply go to your storage space and pull a bottle to accompany a meal without having to run out to a store to get some. […]