Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Belated Congratulations

The beloved Virginia General Assembly passed a bill not too long ago to lift restrictions on the distribution of wine directly from manufacturer to marketplace. I meant to post about this earlier, but kept forgetting about it.

There are 20 or so wineries in the local area, known as the "Monticello" appellation (not appalachian), and many are strictly small-scale producers that rely heavily on the very local market. Having a law that required them to sell through a distributor was just plain silly.

If you are in central VA, please avail yourself of our fine Virginia wines. Cabernet Franc, Vigonier, and Vidal Blanc (esp. late harvest Vidal Blanc '00 from Jefferson Vineyards) are well suited to our area, and are usually very affordable.

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