The Sipping Point 2/16/2013

The Sipping Point 2/16/2013


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Sips of the Week

Corcoran Vineyards
2011 Viognier, Virginia, $28

100% Viognier grapes grown on our estate were used to make this wine full of tropical fruit on the nose as well as on the palate. This wine is often perceived as sweet because of all the fruit characteristics. Serve slightly chilled with crab cakes or peach pie.

Corcoran Vineyards 2010 Petit Verdot, Virginia, $28
Rich in color, spicy and full of soft tannins makes this wine perfect paired with beef stews or a leg of lamb.

Corcoran Vineyards 2008 Cello, Virginia $25
Made with 100% Petit Manseng grapes, this wine is our version of the Italian Lemon Cello.
Bursting with lemon aromas and flavors and was fortified with heavenly spirits. Chill Cello to be icy cold and enjoy as an aperitif or on the porch on a warm fall evening.

Corcoran Vineyards 2010 USB, Virginia $25
Using our local grown Chambourcin grapes and aging them in Whiskey barrels for 12 months, this is a “Port-style” wine rich in black cherries, caramel and chocolate.

 Corcoran Brewing Commonwealth Kolsch Style Ale

Brewmaster’s Notes: A very light golden ale originating from Cologne, Germany. Very light hop flavor, considered the “lager of ales” because it is aged at cold temperatures much like a lager. Kölsch-style Ale, 5.4% ABV; Hops: Hallertauer, Saaz

Corcoran Brewing Corky’s Irish Red, Virginia

Brewmaster’s Notes: A sweeter, malty ale brewed with generous amounts of crystal malts and a hint of roasted barley. Imported U.K. Northdown hops give this ale a bit of the old country. Irish Red Ale, 5.5% ABV

All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore, MD check them out at To find these wines in other areas visit

Featured Guest

Lori, the winemaker and proprietor of Corcoran Vineyards, graduated from San Jose State University back in 1989 with a degree in Administration of Justice. Her intent was to join the FBI…Ok, so she got sidetracked and decided to open a winery and become a winemaker instead. When not making wine, Lori is busy raising four kids on the farm and also volunteers whatever other free time she has to numerous worthy causes. She was one of the founding members of the Loudoun Wineries Association and continues to serve on the Visit Loudoun Board.

Upcoming Events

2/16-17: Join Laurie for the Luxury Home Show at Turf Valley, the 2013 Savor Sip Style where she’ll be giving a free wine tasting each day!

3/8:   Something to Wine About Wine Tasting Comedy at Waltz Vineyards in Manheim PA

3/19:  Something to Wine About Wine Tasting Comedy at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis

Next Week

We’ll be back next week with winemaker Steve Burgess of Burgess Cellars in Napa Valley to explore the recipe for a delicious life and so much more!

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