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Dessert in a Bottle, Barboursville Style

Malvaxia Passito dessert wine at Barboursville Vineyards outside Charlottesville, VAIt’s funny how things go sometimes.  I recently wandered up to Barboursville Vineyards on one of those seemingly not-so-rare mild February days, half fevering for spring already.  Barboursville was an intentional destination, as I’d been gifted a certain bottle and thought to compare mine against the rest of the winery’s extensive lineup.  Turns out something totally unexpected stole my wine loving heart: the 2006 Malvaxia Reserve Passito.

First introduced in 2001, the Malvaxia Passito is a labor of love.  Unlike the process for making ice wines, grapes for this style of wine are never frozen.  Instead, following Italian tradition… Read More

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A Love Affair with Virginia Red: Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot from Veritas Winery outside Charlottesville, VAThis is the first of a new series of posts about Virginia wine by Michelle, a new addition to the Mas to Millers team and a self-professed oenophiliac. While the posts in this series may make reference to non-Virginia wines, we should emphasize that the series itself isn’t meant to see how Virginia wines stack up against wines from elsewhere. Much like the restaurant reviews, the question we’re asking is simply, “Who is doing what in the region and do we like what they’re doing or not?”

It wasn’t my first Virginia love, but it’s my most luxurious. It’s no secret that our little corner of American viticulture – namely the Monticello AVA –… Read More

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