Monthly Archives: October 2011

Wine Primer – Learning More About Wine, Part One

Do you want to learn more about wine but don’t know where to start? Or are you just looking for a reasonably priced wine that will expand your palate’s horizon? You are not alone. Click here to read this week’s … Continue reading

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WTOP Radio Wine of the Week – Scary Good Wines for Halloween

 Tonight is Halloween – and at our house, the ghosts and goblins that show up on my doorstep are our adult friends and parents in the neighborhood who know that I usually have a bottle or two of wine open and … Continue reading

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New Beer Wine & Co Store in Bethesda is a Bust.

A new boutique wine shop just opened in Bethesda, Maryland, and if they don’t change their attitude near future, it will soon go the way of the clay amphora. The Beer, Wine & Co. (located at the 7029 Wisconsin Avenue … Continue reading

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This week on WTOP Radio, I review several value-oriented wines from Cupcake Vineyards. Wine maker Adam Richardson makes tasty wines from five countries – all for less than $15! Click here to listen to the WTOP Wine of the Week … Continue reading

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Cupcake Vineyards Is Loaded With Value

What happens when a naval aviator for the Royal Australian Navy turns his sights to winemaking? You get wines that take off in the mouth with well-grounded prices. You get Cupcake Vineyard wines. Click here to read about the international … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest is for Beer!

People are always amazed when I tell them that I really like beer. I know that my moniker, The Vine Guy, suggests otherwise, but my first love before wine was beer. I even brewed my own for several years – … Continue reading

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WTOP Radio Wine of the Week – Falling for Oregon Pinot Noir

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the beautifully fruit-centric pinot noir wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Blessed with a diversity of soil composition, and a temperate climate with maritime influences, the Willamette Valley is about as ideal a place … Continue reading

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Oregon Pinot Noir for the Fall

There is just something about the onset of the Autumnal Equinox that resets my palate, sliding the meter on my taste buds from white wines to reds. But I don’t want to just jump into the deep end of the red … Continue reading

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WTOP Radio Wine of the Week – Champagne Houses

What defines a Champagne may surprise you. This week on Wine of the Week, I talk about three disctict Champagnes from three very different type of Champagne Houses. One relies on blending to maintain a traditional “House” style. One House uses grapes from … Continue reading

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