Heading South to Virginia Tonight

twitter-taste-liveI am traveling south tonight for a Taste Live Event.  My destination is the Monticello Wine Trail.  But I will be in the comfort of my own home.  You can follow the journey tonight at 8PM on twitter using the hash tag #vawine.

MWT-logoI have had some experience with Virginia Wine, last year during a family reunion I visited New Kent Winery and Williamsburg Winery

Lenn Thompson from The New York Cork Report was on the panel of tasters.  Due to a scheduling snafu, he is unable to participate and I was asked to fill in.  I have been warming up in the bullpen or taking extra swings at batting practice, so I am ready and glad to help out and taste some Virginia Wine.

Dezel Quillen from My Vine Spot is leading the tasting tonight.  This event is brought to us with thanks to the Virginia Wine Board as part of its month long event Virginia Wine Month

Here is a list of the wines we will be tasting tonight:

On Dezel’s blog he brings you some background and information about the vineyards we will be tasting from.  You can read more about it here:  Taste Live meets Thomas Jefferson’s Backyard

I am looking forward to tonight, especially tasting the 2009 Seven Oaks from Blenheim Vineyards.  Blenheim is owned by the lead singer from my favorite band, who we will see at Nassau Coliseum next Wednesday.  And if you were not sure who I was talking about, it would be Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews band.  Betcha cant guess what I will be listening to during the tasting Smile.

A recap and review of these wines will be up on the blog soon after the event tonight.


About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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