Early Mountain Vineyards - Madison, Virginia
Vol XI, Issue No. 1
January 5, 2016

 

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 Wine Lover Friends, PublisherLetter

Cheers to the New Year and all good wishes for a peaceful and prosperous 2016!  We look forward to continuing to bring you news about Virginia wines...the people who make them and the ever-growing number of people who consume them.
 
Winter is a great time to get away on the weekend and visit your favorite Virginia wineries, where many will welcome you with a glass of wine by a warm fire.  Be sure to check out January events for tours and tastings and other special activities.
 
This is the month of the Great Virginia Wine Lover Chili Contest, so send us your favorite recipe.  Let us know what you think of our very own special chili recipe which follows below.
 
Thank you for your continuing interest and support of Virginia wines and the Official Virginia Wine Lover e-Newsletter!
 
 
Frank C. Britt
Publisher 
Official Virginia Wine Lover 
 
 
 
 

 
 
WIN A GREAT GETAWAY:InnGetaway
THE INN AT VINEYARDS CROSSING
 
The Inn at Vineyards Crossing is a quaint, romantic bed and breakfast retreat, nestled in the town of Hume in Fauquier County.  It is rich with history and surrounded by spectacular landscapes.  Wine lovers will appreciate the convenience of the Inn to a number of Virginia wineries, including Philip Carter Winery of Virginia.
 
The Inn provides a luxury experience, featuring unique end suite rooms including king size beds, private baths, premier linens and white glove turn down service.  There is an English garden, pool, hot tub and an historic tavern built in 1787.
 
Enter your information to win a Getaway Package at the Inn at Vineyards Crossing.  Includes complimentary one night stay in luxury room, plus winery tour and picnic at Philip Carter Winery.
 
The Inn at Vineyards Crossing
5024 Leeds Manor Road
Hume, Virginia 22639
540-364-2466
 
 
 
 
IN THIS ISSUE

 

 
Recipe of the Month
Our Favorite Chili Recipe
 

 

 


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PARADISE SPRINGS GOES BI-COASTALVino
 
Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, founded by Kirk Wiles and Jane Kincheloe in 2007, has expanded its operations to the west coast with a second winery in Santa Barbara, California.  The project makes Paradise Springs the first "bi-coastal" wine brand in the country.  The new winery will focus on producing world class Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.  Both wines were bottles in July of 2015 and are available for order.
 
 

 

OUR FAVORITE CHILI RECIPE Recipe
  

Chili
 
It seems everyone has a favorite chili recipe, and chili weekends are popular at wineries across the state.  So once again, we are putting out a call for the favorite recipes of our readers.  The winning chili recipe will be selected by a "noted chef" and printed in the March newsletter.
 
 
To enter the Great Wine Lover Chili Contest, email your recipe to info@vawinelover.com no later than January 31, 2016.  Include "Chili Contest" on the subject line and begin your email with your full name, telephone number and email address.
 
January 9: Music in the VineyardEvents1
Philip Carter Winery of Virginia (Hume)
Afternoons of live music in the vineyard every Saturday, 1:30 to 4:30 with the most talented musicians in the area. Bring a blanket and your friends.
 
January 9: Triple Treat Chocolate Cheese & Wine
Little Washington Winery (Washington VA)
Taste cheeses, chocolates and wines all together and see what it does to your palate. Learn how to appreciate the flavors and how to pair them well. Reservations required.
 
January 9: Wine Bootcamp
Little Washington Winery (Washington VA)
Seminar every Saturday and Sunday. Learn how to taste like a pro, how to pair food and wine, how to achieve aeration perfection and so much more. Reservations.
 
January 10: January Wedding Sneak Peak
Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery
Planning a wedding? Attend presentation on wedding and catering options and tour the facility. Come early or stay after to enjoy wine tasting or lunch.
 
January 10: Sip & Splash Painting Class
CrossKeys Vineyards (Mt. Crawford)
A fun evening of painting and drinking wine. Professional instructors will guide you through painting your own canvas of a snowy deer. Advance tickets.
 
 
January 10: Vineyard Vibes
CrossKeys Vineyards (Mt. Crawford)
CrossKeys ongoing Sunday Concert Series continues with "Who Shot John" from 1:00 to 4:00. No cover fee.
 
 
About Events: As our information comes from many sources, we recommend you verify dates and times, as well as costs and reservations that may be required. (We are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information.)
 
If you would like to submit an event, send details (what, where and when, as well as contact information) to info@vawinelover.com no later than the 10th of the month prior to the event.
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Buy early bird tickets and save!
CHECK FUTURE FESTIVALS EACH MONTH
FOR ADDITIONAL 2016 FESTIVALS AND THE OPPORTUNITY
TO PURCHASE TICKETS AT EARLY BIRD SAVINGS.
 
To Select Festival and Follow Link to Purchase Tickets

 

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