Virginia Pour House Wine/Beer Blog - www.virginiapourhouse.com Welcome! Some people that have stumbled upon my blog may be scratching their heads saying…really?
ANOTHER wine blog? Wait, another VIRGINIA wine blog?! Well, let me start by thanking you for getting this far into my sometimes cynical, snarky, overly aggressive, often times fair, occasionally enlightening, but most of the time good-natured banter. That being said, here is a little background on who I am and why I decided I would further add to your wine blog scene with my insight on what has become the most enjoyable hobby of my life. I am in no way a professional writer. Let me repeat, I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL WRITER. In fact, if viewed by any of my past teachers and professors, some of my articles, reviews, and blog postings would most likely get me slapped, laughed at, or asked to step away from writing for the foreseeable future. Got it? Good. I’m merely a 29 year old, Network Engineer/Business Development & Marketing professional, with a borderline obsessive attachment to wine, grapes, vineyards, cheese, and everything wine-related. You should also know that beginning in January 2011, I had never visited a winery or vineyard. That being said, I am just a normal guy, sharing my opinions and experiences with other wine lovers, and hopefully make some friends along the way! I originally had no intention of starting a blog as I already have enough commitments and distractions, but realized that this could be the only real way to track my obsession in a sensible manner. For me, visiting a winery is more than just paying a couple of bucks to get a few pours of various offerings from the respective pioneers. It’s about atmosphere, the tasting room, the entertainment, the staff, the views, the locations, the food, the pairings, and, of course, the wine. So if I come across something note worthy at a vineyard, chances are I’m going to blog about it.
Pope Francis Declares Wine Is A Necessity
As of yesterday the Pope became even cooler: he claimed wine is a necessity.
Should we take it back to the basics? https://video.epicurious.com/watch/50-person-prep-challenge-50-people-try-to-open-a-bottle-of-wine #wine #cmonnow
Rules for opening a wine bottle: put your safety goggles on, put the knife down and watch this video because apparently a lot of people have no idea how to do it. Watch as 50 people try to open a wine bottle using corkscrews, screwdriver, hammers and knives!
Belgian monks resurrect 220-year-old beer after finding recipe
Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Come say goodbye one last time! The time has come to close our original Tasting Room to make room for more beer production. Over the next few weeks we will be adding more tanks, and expanding our cold box. Unfortunately, there is no room for the existing Tasting Room in that layout.
Fear not, however; we will be opening our new Tasting Room located on the front side of our building! This new Tasting Room will have more seating, tv's, and the all important air conditioning!!
The original Tasting Room will be open for next few weeks so if it has been awhile since your last visit, make a point to visit soon. This weekend might be that time as we drop 5 new beers including:
Illusion of Safety - Mangosteen + Passion Fruit + White Peach Gose on Wednesday
Illusion of Safety - Acerola + Papaya + Mango Gose on Wednesday
Blood Orange Margarita Gose on Wednesday (new version)
Dia de los Muertos - Bourbon Barrel Aged [Thai Coffee + Toasted Coconut + Cinnamon edition] on Saturday
Legion - Belgian Stout Double Barrel Aged [Rye Whiskey + Pinot Noir edition] on Saturday for 2019 BHS Members Only
Nikki's Craft Beer-Fine Wine Spirits
Dogfish to merge with Boston Beer Company
Remembering David King, King Family Vineyards
The Virginia wine industry lost a giant yesterday. David King — father, grandfather, husband, gentleman, avid polo player, leader, friend to many, and co-founder of Crozet-based King Family Vineyar…
Hop Take: Another Top 50 Craft Brewery Sells to Deep-Pocketed Investors
Ninkasi sells to Legacy Breweries; beer no longer takes the majority of U.S. alcohol consumption; and a lower-than-low spiked seltzer pops onto the scene.
Two Drunk Ladies LOVE a GOOD IDEA! :D
ABC 7 Chicago
Your new SUMMER drink?
Long Live Beerworks Opens to Public on Sunday and Ragged Island Gains Zoning Approval - Rhode Island Monthly
Long Live Beerworks plans to open its doors to the public on Sunday, and Ragged Island Brewing Company last night received unanimous approval from the Portsmouth Zoning Board for its plans to build a farm brewery.
Trillium Brewing Company
It's been hard to keep these plans to ourselves, and now we can finally let the news hit the airwaves! Head to our website to read about our newest location Trillium Fenway and the future home of Trillium Canton: www.trilliumbrewing.com/trillium-news/making-new-homes
Meet the Women Winemakers of Brunello, Italy
Get to know some of the dynamic women leading the wine industry in Brunello, one of Italy’s premier regions.
Is Texas the Next Great Wine Region to Watch For?
Everything is big in the Lone Star State, including the wine scene. Learn how unique climate and terrain lend themselves to successful Old World varieties.
Ankida Ridge Vineyards
Come and enjoy this spring spectacle on April 13th and our chamber music performance, "Serenade to Spring," 12-5pm and the release of our new vintage of sparkling wine, Ankida Ridge Brut 2016! Life is good!
John Shafer, Founder of Shafer Vineyards, Dies at 94
The Napa pioneer's Hillside Select cult Cabernet helped put the Stags Leap District on the map.
The oldest bottle of wine in the world remains unopened since the 4th Century
For a few years now, contemporary historians have been debating the future of the oldest bottle of wine in the world, known as the Speyer wine bottle, or
This. Would. Be. Bad. Very bad.
The justices will hear oral arguments in a contentious case involving whether consumers can order from out-of-state wine shops.
New Kent Winery
We’re feeling smarter already. 🍷😉
Sad news in #vawine. Our prayers are with his family.
The Chrysalis Vineyards’ family is deeply saddened to inform you that our winemaker, Mark Patterson, passed away on Monday from a massive heart attack while at Fairfax Hospital, where he was being treated for complications arising from his diabetes. Mark suffered from this condition his entire life, yet never complained to anyone, just bravely carried on with a positive attitude and passion for his career, crafting beers and wines of the highest quality and distinction.
Mark has left a hole in our hearts and in our farm family. He was warmly admired by all of our staff, and I particularly enjoyed working closely with him in crafting Chrysalis Vineyards’ wines. He will be missed.
Mark Ivan Patterson was a private person, and left instructions for a simple handling of his last affairs. His ashes will be returned to his home in Ontario, Canada, where he is survived by his mother, Diane, father, Gene, and brother, Kirk.
10 Bottles That Will Change Your Mind about East Coast Wines | SevenFifty Daily
From a Finger Lakes Pinot Noir to a Maryland pét-nat, wine professionals share their top picks
Study suggests those who drink moderate amounts of alcohol less likely to be hospitalized
A new study suggests your daily glass of wine may keep you out of the hospital.
Crooked Run Brewing is EXPANDING in Sterling, VA #vabeer #craftbeer #morefood https://www.crookedrunbrewing.com/blog/
November 30, 2018 Dylan Savopoulos november 30, 2018 November 30, 2018 Dylan Savopoulos We're officially expanding! Monday, construction begins on two new restaurants, located right next door to our brewery and taproom in Sterling! Coming Spring 2019, Daybreak Biscuit Company and Nectar Cocktail...
Wine and Food Industries Step Up Again with 2018 California Wildfire Relief
From chefs like José Andrés, Tyler Florence and Guy Fieri to wine retailers like K&L Wine Merchants and wineries, people are stepping in to help those in need.
Beloved California Vintner Ulises Valdez Dies at 49 | News
Ulises Valdez, who emigrated from Mexico to work as a vineyard laborer in Sonoma County, then rose to become one of California's most renowned vineyard managers and founder of his own family winery, died early this morning of a heart attack.
Zinfandel Icon Kent Rosenblum Dies at 74 | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator
Kent Rosenblum, an iconic winemaker and passionate advocate of California Zinfandel, died unexpectedly Sept. 5 from complications from surgery.
Storing wine on its side is nonsense, says scientist
During a discussion in Portugal last week, Cabral said that the headspace of a sealed bottle of wine was so moist that there was no need to place bottles on their side to keep the cork damp.
Replica Wine makes cheaper copies of your favorite wine at a discount by analyzing its chemistry. Often, even professional critics can't tell the difference. Is this heresy or just good business?
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The Red Sox have made a deal.
With each glass of hazy IPA that appears on the bar tops of breweries once focused on Belgian or German styles, it’s hard not to worry about the industry’s future prospects.
NEW POST: And we're back... | http://virginiapourhouse.com/2017/08/return-of-the-blog-new-approach-backlogged-reviews-and-more/ … #vawine #craftbeer #vabeer
After a long hiatus, it's time to return to action. New approach and details coming soon! #vawine
I would be remiss if I didn't mention a stop at Ocelot Brewing Company and their amazing new IPA's. Check out Loaded Questions, Street Lights, and Tongue Tied. If you like stouts, get some Here, Kitty Kitty if they still have it!
Checked out the Solace Brewing Company grand opening yesterday. Great beer and awesome atmosphere. Check it out! My favorite was the IPA, Serenity Now!
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