Category Archives: Wines

Eric Arnold


So this is what my life’s become: Four packages of crackers on my desk, accompanied by letters requesting the snacks be reviewed as accompaniments to wine. I feel like Marilyn Hagerty, the 85-year-old lady who reviewed the new Olive Garden… [Read more…]

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Tim Vidra

DuCard Vineyards Lot18

Early in spring I had the the opportunity to take a beautiful drive up toward Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to visit with Scott Elliff, the proprietor and passion behind DuCard Vineyards. This boutique winery sits nestled among the mountains in a picturesque setting, where… [Read more…]

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If you have nothing to do on April 14, get yourself a ticket to Pinot in the City at City Winery (6-9pm). Actually, if you already have something to do, cancel. You want to be at this tasting. While a ticket… [Read more…]

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Recently we received a rather interesting question from a member: I’ve read that wine was first produced in the Middle East and throughout Persia. If this is true, why aren’t we all drinking wines from those places today? Great question… [Read more…]

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Wine Tasting

We are asked all the time about the new wine brands that appear in Tasting Room shipments and on Lot18. Neptune’s Trident? The Stub? The Tender? Mythmaker? I’ve never heard of ANY of these wineries! Where are all these wines… [Read more…]

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