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Wine of the Week: DuCard “Triskele” 2013

DuCard Vineyards in northern Madison County will soon release its first Reserve blend, called “Tiskele”, inspired by the “3”-way collaboration of Emily Pelton, Jake Busching and Matthieu Finot in the Monticello AVA, which is a three-way blend of merlot, petit verdot...

Stone Tower Winery and Willowcroft Vineyards: Loudoun Wine Country Contrast and Three “Wines of the Week”

On a nasty, rainy Saturday (5/21) I met Lindsey Parris, a fellow judge in the Virginia Wine Governor’s Cup contest (and student in the Master of Wine program) to check out a couple of wineries we thought might be off the beaten path. Given the weather and the month of May, I thought a lot of Northern Virginia outdoorsy professionals would probably opt to find a cozy winery and get—well, even more cozy with some wine, and who could blame them? I wanted to find as few of them as possible.