Speed Tasting Tweets from the 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference

Can you taste and evaluate 12 wines in one hour amid a frenzy of talking, pouring, sipping and typing? It

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Wine Blogger Bus Busted in Oregon

It was a tense few moments on the way to wineries in Carlton, Oregon, when local police boarded our bus full of wine bloggers and told us to get off.

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Hot Wine Tasting at Monticello

As we stepped off the buses and onto the grounds of Monticello, it was so hot they were grilling crab cakes on the garden walls.

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Tasting Virginia 4 – Barrel Oak Winery

Barrel Oak Winery is not hard to find. Driving west on Hwy 55, just past Marshall, Virginia, look to your right and when you see the dogs, you’re there. Barrel Oak Winery loves dogs so much, the acronym of their name is B.O.W., as in bow-wow.

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Tasting Virginia 3 – Chrysalis Vineyards

On the drive between La Grange and Chrysalis, after gazing over the 6,000th meadow of bluegrass and horses, I finally said to Tara, “If there are so many wineries here, where are the vineyards?”

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Tasting Virginia: Paradise Springs Winery

Wine tastes pretty good in a 200 year-old cellar. It’s not something I do very often, but when I found myself in under an old log cabin at Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, Virginia with my DC-based daughter, Tara, I thought, there’s really something different going on underground.

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Wines of Sonoma in the City of Vancouver

Sonoma County wine makers return to Vancouver on October 18 to pour some of their best wines before taking their Sonoma in the City tour to Ottawa and Toronto.

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Trio Runs Riot in Walla Walla Wine Country

In this age of wine as a second profession, you just never know when you’ll flip through a magazine and discover an old friend who has started a winery. It was in a 2008 Seattle wine magazine that I learned how Denise Slattery, my San Francisco neighbor circa 1987, is a now winemaker in Walla Walla. She collaborates with husband Steve Michener as well as Tim Boushey, and they are called Trio Vintners.

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