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As the World Gets Smaller

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Here we are, a Virginia Winery present at the London Wine Fair for many years.  Two years ago, Matthew Meyer, our Winemaker, chatted with numerous winemakers from Argentina to discuss new “assemblages” trends and to taste wines. While in conversation … Continue reading

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From the Perigord with Love

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Early last year, Francoise and I were looking at homes in the Perigord, one of the iconic regions of France, just Northeast of Bordeaux. The Perigord is known for its pleasant climate, the beauty of the countryside and its castles, … Continue reading

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Bubbles from the Loire Valley

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The Loire Valley in France is a place of endless castles; Chambord, Chenonceau and another one hundred castles. It has been said for centuries that the Loire Valley was a place of what was defined as “la Douceur Angevine” or … Continue reading

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Williamsburg Winery Wines now sold in France

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  About a year ago, Françoise and I met Sabine Brochard, an absolutely charming friend.  One of our French friends who lives in Washington, D.C. had made the introduction.    Sabine was awarded the prize of being the top sommelier … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry for Argentina

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Latest news is that Argentina, as a sovereign country, has decided to devalue its currency while for the Nth time defaulting on its foreign debt and arguing for relief with the international community.  In fact, virtually all Argentines mock the … Continue reading

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A Footprint in Argentina

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Argentine wines have made a name for their country with the ever increasing quality of their Malbec varietal. When I was involved in Formula 1 Racing in the seventies and then as the Intl CEO of a fragrance company in … Continue reading

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One More Trip to Europe, Spring ‘13

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The first twenty parts covered the history of how the Williamsburg Winery began its life. I have been working on the next volume of parts on the excitement and challenges of the nineties and they will be released over the … Continue reading

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Part 20: The Strength of Peggy

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It is often said that behind or right next to every man who develops a project, there is a woman. Well, next to me for thirty seven years was Peggy. We were married in ’67. As I had been offered … Continue reading

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Part 19: The (true) Art and Science of Viticulture and Winemaking at the Williamsburg Winery.

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By the Fall of 1989, we had garnered a few awards. The regional press had been covering the start of our operation and sales were brisk. Looking at the depth of our inventory, we knew that soon we would face … Continue reading

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Part 18: Wessex Hundred, the Farm and its Environment

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From my early years, my mother taught me to appreciate the beauty of trees, of green space, of fresh air. There was not a week in our childhood that my brother and I were not brought to the large public … Continue reading

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