Wine & Wonder

a look at wine and enotourism from all angles

Robin

Shreeves

Independent  Journalist
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East Coast wine news 2/12-2/25/2018

The Virginia Wineries Association has announced its 2018 Virginia Governer's Cup award winners. Wine Industry Advisor reports that 99 wines made with 100 percent Virginia fruit scored a 90 or higher, receiving gold medals, the highest number in any year of this competition. Maryland is looking to distribute its wines in Canada, reports the Frederick Newspost. Out of the ten most biodiverse wineries in the U.S., all but one are from California. The one that's not is Big Creek Vineyard in the Pocono Mountains. Wine Industry Advisor says the Biome Makers, the organization that created the list, said the list of wineries with unique microbiological diversity was created based on the richness, co

East Coast Weekly Wine News: 2/5-2/11/2018

New Jersey Uncorked has a report on one of the state's most under-the-radar wineries, G&W Winery in Cape May. At the moment, visits to G&W are by appointment only. Long Island Wine has never been better, according Lenn Thompson of The Cork Report, and he explains how climate change is one of the reasons why. Wine shipping is in the news almost every week. This week lawmakers are deciding who gets to ship wine to New Hampshire, says the Concord Monitor. They want to stop retailers from other states from shipping to consumers in their state. Also in wine shipping news: In Delaware, no one can ship direct to consumers, but ABC 47 reports lawmakers are considering House Bill 165 that would make

East Coast Wine News: 1/29-2/4/2018

Black wine - which is really just very dark red wine made from the Saperavi grape - is a big thing on Instagram right now. While it's predominantly a Georgian wine, a few U.S. wineries produce it, including Fero Vineyards and Winery in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and some Finger Lakes wineries, according to VinePair. It's getting harder for wine consumers to order wine online, a problem that effects the East Coast and the entire country. Wine Spectator reports that only 13 states allow out-of-state retailer direct-to-consumer shipping, but the law weren't closely enforced. This means that many wine consumers don't have access to some wines that they have in the past. Advocates of direct shipping

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