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Well Hung Vineyard: Humor as a Business Model

Although many people daydream about starting their own business, very few have the courage to do so. As anybody who has done it will tell you, it takes more than a great idea to become a success. In the case of Well Hung Vineyard, a boutique winery based outside Charlottesville, VA, it took three charismatic and interesting women, one vintner, and years of hard work to bring to life a unique concept they’d kicked around for some time—and mostly in jest.
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2010 Blenheim Vineyards Viognier

Well-balanced, very aromatic and tropical on the nose but dry and refreshing as you gulp it down happily in the summer heat, it was also one of the closest things to Rhône Viognier I tried all weekend. Well-defined and quite pleasant, it goes well with charcuterie, smoked fish, and spicy Asian food. 20% of the wine is aged in oak—but I couldn’t have told you that without reading it. Recommended. RC
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Virginia Wines: Ready to Take Off … But Where To?

A modern wine industry that started with a handful of estates in the late 1970s has exploded to nearly 200 wineries covering every corner of the state, including six AVAs. According to the Virginia Wine Board, the state ranks fifth in the country in wine grape production, and produces more than 500,000 cases of wine per year. Clearly Virginia is already a player in the East Coast wine community, but can it go further?