BARKING NEWS:

Barboursville's Luca Paschina awarded Order of Merit of the Italian Republic... Andy Reagan new winemaker at Old House... Piedmont Vineyards Sold to NoVA Developer... 12 Best of Category Honors for VA Wines in Atlantic Seaboard Competition... VA Has New Master Sommelier - Jarad Slipp w/RdV Vineyards... Williamsburg Adagio wins 2014 Governor's Cup; Former Gov. Bob McDonnell "Legislator of the Year"; Ag Secy Todd Haymore "VA Wine Person of the Year"... 7 VA Wines (from Tarara, Linden, and Barboursville) earn 90 ratings from Wine Enthusiast... VA Wine Sales at all-time high; exports triple in 2012... VA Wine industry doubles economic impact in 5 yrs, new study finds ($74javascript:void(0)7 mil in 2010)...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ecco in Gallery of Winners at Three Fox; Hot Dogging it at Veramar

Week of August 23, 2014

Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. Saturday, Ecco will be featured in the Gallery of Winners at Three Fox; on Sunday, Veramar celebrates the Hot Dog Days of Summer.

Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com

Ecco, January Dog of the Month, will be honored at Three Fox of Saturday. This super dog-friendly winery was the first to be featured by the Virginia Wine Dogs. Read the original blog story here.
 August 23 (2-5pm), The Gallery of Winners! at Three Fox Vineyards. Come and enjoy a glass of Three Fox wine and meet all the Dog of the Month winners. Ecco, aka Miss January looks forward to greeting her fans! Michael Young, a dog artist will be on site. Annie Stokes, an indie-folk performer with hints of southern soul and Americana will perform from 2:30-4:30 pm. All American Catering will be selling pulled pork sandwiches and beef brisket! 

August 24 (Noon - 4pm), Hot Dog Days of Summer at Veramar. Pack up your pooch for "Dog Days!," a great day for wine and dog and hot-dog lovers alike. Spoil your dog with some great doggie treats while you treat yourself to some fantastic wine and hot dogs with all the fixings. Dogs and their owners will enjoy an afternoon at the vineyard. Dogs must be on a leash. Dog-gone good time for all! "Sip, sit and Stay!"



Friday, August 15, 2014

Pawty at Pearmund; Splash Days at Maggie Malick


Week of August 15, 2014

Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events across Virginia. This weekend there's a pawty going on at Pearmund or head to Maggie Malick for  a cool dip.

Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com

Ecco in the Pearmund  Cellars vineyard with Tug and Chris and Susan 
August 15 (and all weekend), Tug's Birthday Pawty at Pearmund Cellars. Tug is the friendly Golden Retriever who is always on hand to greet visitors at Pearmund. Customers who bring their dogs with them will receive a special dog treat. Bring a gift item for FOHA (Friends of Homeless Animals) will receive a complimentary glass of wine. Gift items appreciated are dog and cat treats, leashes, Frontline, dog beds, cat toys, dog toys.

August 16, 17... Dog Days of Summer! at Maggie Malick Wine Caves. Did you miss Lab Fest?  Well the  pond is waiting and Maggie Malick is making a splash by inviting friendly pups to beat the heat with a cooling dip in the pond with Moxie and Abby. Enjoy a glass of wine while watching the fun!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Virginia Wine Dominates Atlantic Seaboard Competition

Results are in from the 10th annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, and Virginia dominated with 12 of 35 Best of Category honors, two of which went to Cooper Vineyards (Norton and Petit Verdot). Over 570 wines from 10 states were evaluated by judges from around the country. Virginia claimed 32 gold, 60 silver, and 62 bronze medals.

Paws up to Virginia's Best in Category Producers:

Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon by Paradise Springs Winery
Chardonel
2013 Chardonel by James River Cellars
Chardonnay
2012 Chardonnay by The Winery at Bull Run
Fruit Wine
2013 Cherry by Morais Vineyards & Winery
Merlot
2012 Merlot by Fox Meadow Winery
Other Red Hybrid/NA Varietals
2012 Norton by Cooper Vineyards
Other Red Vinifera Varietals
2012 Pinotage by Horton Cellars Winery
Other White Vinifera Varietals
2013 Republic by Democracy Vineyards
Petit Verdot
2012 Petit Verdot by Cooper Vineyards
Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Sauvignon Blanc by Trump Winery
Syrah/Shiraz
NV Shiraz by Altillo Vineyards
Vidal Blanc
2013 Joy White by Cross Keys Vineyards
Virginia Wine Dog Munchkin with Cooper Vineyards' Lucy and
Jacque Hogue during a 2011 visit

Friday, July 25, 2014

Big Dogs Enjoy Virginia Wine Weekend

July 25-27, 2014

Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. This weekend is one for the big guys, with Labs at Maggie Malick and German Shepard Rescue at Keswick.

Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com


July 26, 4th Annual Lab Fest at Maggie Malick Wine Caves (11am-6pm). Calling all Labrador Retrievers and other friendly dogs! Bring your pup for some doggie fun with Maggie Malick's own resident Lab rescue dogs, Moxie and Abby. Five percent of sales for the day will be donated to Lab Rescue! Enjoy the New Orleans jazz sounds "Crazy Rhythm while the dogs swim, play, and enjoy the spacious grounds! Ecco and Pomeroy give paws up  to this unique property with great wine and a fab hostess.

July 27, Yappy Hours at Keswick Vineyards. Keswick Vineyards is a big supporter of rescuing animals (they have 16 rescued dogs and cats of their own!), so Yappy Hours is a weekly event. Everyone is invited to come out with their own furry friends and local shelters bring adoptable pups in need of homes. This week features Southeast German Shepherd Rescue, which will receive a portion of the sales for each bottle opened to enjoy on site. Super friendly people and Stephen's wonderful wine make Keswick the go-to winery when the Virginia Wine Dogs are in the Charlottesville area.  

July 24-27, Grapehounds New York Wine Tour, hosted by Sir Jackson and Pompous Ass Winery on the north side of Senaca Lake. OK, it's in New York, but the Wine Dogs just love this group which calls itself a wine celebration of Greyhound adoption. Look for them to return to Virginia tour in the spring.
Ecco and Pomeroy met up with these GrapeHounds at
Lost Creek Winery during their May tour of Virginia.

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