A few weeks ago, I organized a day of wine tasting with my two of my girlfriends. I just wanted a day out of DC to try new things and get some fresh air. So we went west, near Delaplane, VA. I have the Virginia Wine Pass, which gives me BOGO tastings at some of the member wineries. We went to Naked Mountain, Miracle Valley, Barrel Oak, and Blue Valley. It was a great day- started out cool and cloudy, and got sunny by lunchtime. If you’re wine tasting, make sure to bring a picnic or be prepared to buy lunch. More and more wineries are offering snacks or partnering with food trucks to provide lunch options. Here are some pictures from the day:
Also, if you’ve wondered what on earth people are talking about when they taste wine (nose? why do you swirl the glass?), I absolutely recommend the EdX course by the University of Adelaide called “World of Wine.” I took it last year, and they’re getting ready to re-release it. Best yet- it’s free! (And of course, I’m not getting paid of anything to say these nice things, I just really enjoyed and learned a lot from the course).