The Sipping Point Radio – 9/8

The Sipping Point Radio – 9/8


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Sips of the Week

Breaux Vineyards Rose 2011, Loudoun County, Virginia $19

 Winemaker’s Notes: The 2011 rosé is a blend of 3 grapes:  54% Nebbiolo, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Chambourcin.  The wine is fermented dry and has a crisp acidity to leave it fresh and perfect for food pairing.  Aromas of fresh red fruits, flowers and turkish delight fill the glass, as flavors of fresh strawberry and cherry overwhelm the palate and lead up to a clean and refreshing finish.

Horton Vineyards Tannat 2010, Charlottesville, Virginia $20

Winemaker’s Notes:

Originally known for making big tannic wines in the Madiran in southwest France, Horton’s Tannat produces this rich, full bodied red wine, with a strong tannic backbone, leathery fruit flavors, and a long spicy finish.

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Featured Interview

Neil Williamson join us from the Virginia Wine Festival that takes place on 9/15 & 9/16 in Warrenton, VA. Neil leads the YOU be the Judge tent where you learn how to evaluate wines like a pro! Get your tickets r find out more here:  VA Wine Festival

Neil Williamson serves as President of The Trellis Group, LLC, (TTG) a marketing agency focused on East Coast based wineries. Williamson serves as the Chairman of the Virginia Wine Club Tasting Panel, the Editor of The Virginia Wine Journal and a wine columnist for The Old Town Crier. He has served as a guest lecturer at The University of Virginia and is Adjunct Faculty to Piedmont Virginia Community College Viticulture and Enology program.

Wine Sandwich

Chef Melissa Close-Hart from the Palladio Restaurant at Barboursville Vineyards in Charlottesville , VA joined is to talk food and wine pairing perfection. Executive Chef Melissa Close-Hart has directed Palladio’s kitchen since the fall of 2000, continually working to bring authentic Italian Cuisine to Central Virginia. Raised in Alabama, Melissa has been in the restaurant business since she was 16 years old and is a Distinguished Graduate from New England Culinary Institute. She has brought both national and international recognition for Palladio Restaurant through her constant striving to create menus with the freshest ingredients found locally and internationally.

Upcoming Events

9/12  Women on Fire Tea Party, Harbor Court Hotel, Baltimore, MD 4-7PM

9/13  Laurie will co-host the Secret Supper “7 Deadly Sins” Location SECRET

9/15-9/16  Mark your calendars for The VA Wine Festival

Special thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, Wells Discount Liquors, Crystal Cruise Lines, Santa Rita Winery, The Cavit Collection & J Brown Jewelers.