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I Like Buttery Chardonnay and I Cannot Lie

February 20, 2019

The diversity of Chardonnay is quite impressive, no wonder it is one of the most popular grapes grown in the world. There is something for everyone whether you prefer a light and zesty white wine or a big buttery oaked Chardonnay, or even a classic sparkling wine.

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Wine Not? My journey to get a grasp on the grape #2

February 20, 2019

When I heard about a cupcake and wine pairing at Bluemont Vineyard I couldn’t believe it. I could learn about wine AND get some Georgetown Cupcakes specially partnered. I invited a couple of my friends along, and thus, a weekend plan was born.

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Cold weather got you down? Catch a fresh flight at Sunset Hills Vineyard.

February 13, 2019

February – that time of year when the weather insists on staying cold and dreary, yet the grand majority of us are ready for warm sunshine. During the holidays, sitting by the fire with a piping hot glass of mulled wine sounds so appealing, but what do us wine drinkers do to get us through this last stretch of winter?

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Wine Not? My journey to get a grasp on the grape

February 06, 2019

A mason jar, a coffee mug, a commemorative plastic cup with the poster of the latest musical I watched - these are all the things I’ve drunk wine out of before. Notice the apparent absence of a wine glass. Hannah Cole, guest writer for The Lady Pearly wine merchant

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The Best White Wine Glasses

The Best White Wine Glasses

January 25, 2019

The shape of the wine glass plays an important role in how we experience wine. That makes choosing the right wine glass the first step toward enjoying a new bottle. Overall, white wine glasses tend to have smaller bowls than those for reds. This helps keep the temperature low and preserve the aromas of the wine. There’s a shorter distance from the wine to your nose, as well, to make sure you don’t miss the subtler notes. The best white wine glasses are also stemmed, since holding the glass at the bowl will raise the wine temperature as you drink. Here are seven of our favorite sets of white wine glasses.

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Are There Carbs in Wine? The Lady Pearly Washington DC District of Columbia

Are There Really Carbs in Wine?

January 13, 2019

If you’re the type of person that likes to have a glass of wine with dinner, or when you’re hanging out with friends, or any time at all, you want to know what it’s all about, right? You want to know if it’s good for you, bad for you or some form of indifferent, and one of the ways you may judge that is by how many carbs in wine are there. You may have heard that wine is low-carb, but there’s a big difference between low-carb and no-carb. So what does it mean?

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VA Heritage Blend

VA Heritage Blend

January 11, 2019

10,000 bottles of Virginia's Heritage wine have been bottled at Effingham Manor and Winery, with each representing one of the 10,000 grapevines brought to Virginia by the Virginia Company 400 years ago.

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