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Breaking The Rules, One Pinot Nero Blanco at a Time

April 24, 2019

Life is full of old school rules that quite frankly ought to be broken. Is the phrase “don’t wear white after Labor Day” ringing any bells? Well, I’ve got a particular rule in question that really grinds my gears. We’ve all heard time and time again that steak should only be accompanied by a red wine. While I’m not exactly a consistent rule-breaker, when it comes to something like this I’m totally game.

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A Perfect Purr-secco

April 17, 2019

Maybe it was the meow-ing of her cats that brought us the realization that this prosecco was more aptly dubbed a Purr-secco. From then on, we couldn’t stop our giggling and knew we had to drink our wine with that night’s dinner.

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Amor for Morais: A well-rounded winery experience

April 10, 2019

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Wine Not: Salivating over Salmon and Sauv Blanc

Wine Not: Salivating over Salmon and Sauv Blanc

April 03, 2019

Red wine goes with red meat, white wine goes with fish... right? I always wanted to learn more about the food and wine pairings that I’ve blindly followed in the past... so I called my friend who had just completed a wine pairing course at school. She invited me over for dinner, and a plan was born.

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Norton: The hidden treasure of Virginia wine country

March 27, 2019

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Yes way, (sparkling) rosé!

March 20, 2019

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Gourmet Grilled Cheese and Sauvignon Blanc: The Perfect Pair

Gourmet Grilled Cheese and Sauvignon Blanc: The Perfect Pair

February 27, 2019

Sauvignon Blanc is the wine equivalent of a simple leather jacket or the perfect nude lipstick – it’s reliable, classic, and it goes with everything. What is the perfect way to hit all of these angles? A “grown up” grilled cheese!

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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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