Friday, April 29, 2011

Paradise Springs Winery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Proprietor Kirk Wiles welcomes Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore and other dignitaries to celebrate the opening of the new tasting facility at Paradise Springs Winery. The winery is located in Clifton Virginia and last year received the Governors Cup for White Wines for their 2009 Chardonnay. We featured Kirk and Paradise Springs in our inaugural episode of Virginia Wine TV. The video embedded below features Patrick Cushing introducing Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore as well as Mr. Wiles discussing the new facility. There were also many wine writers and bloggers in attendance. Please check out Virginia Wine Time and Wine About Virginia for excellent photos and commentary.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Live Music at Virginia Wineries - April 9th 2011

Here are three videos of musicians performing at Virginia wineries.

Gary Smallwood performing at Delaplane Cellars in Delaplane Virginia on April 9th 2011.

Mike Bowers performs at Aspen Dale Winery in Delaplane Virginia on April 9th 2011.

Andre Fox performing at Quattro Goomba's Winery in Aldie Virginia on April 9th 2011.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Virginia Wineries Hosting Live Music

Farm wineries are unique in that they perform three different types of economic activity. They are agricultural entities, growing and harvesting grapes and other fruit. They engage in manufacturing by turning the juice from these fruit into wine and bottling the fermented beverage. And finally, farm wineries participate in the service economy, by hosting events in their tasting rooms in order to attract consumers. It appears that one of the most popular events is hosting live music. Since live music has become an intricate part of the Virginia Wine Industry, we will offer continual coverage of these musical events as well as the artists who regular perform at wineries. The videos will be available at MyJoogTV using the VAWine label. For now, here is a list of wineries that regularly host live music and the artists you will find performing. And please, help us keep this list current.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Virginia Wine Week Kickoff with Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell

First Lady Maureen McDonnell invited several media guests to a Kickoff Celebration for the 2nd Annual Virginia Wine Week at The Wine Loft in Glen Allen Virginia. Virginia Wine Week is a government imitative to encourage retailers, restaurants, and consumers to support Virginia wine, obviously by selling and purchasing the many excellent wines crafted in the commonwealth. The music is provided by Charlottesville based Sons of Bill; if you like Americana - Rock, then you will like this band. We also have available a longer version which includes interviews with Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore; Annette Boyd, Virginia Wine Board; and Jeff Ottaviano, Proprietor of The Wine Loft. This episode is available on the Virginia Wine TV YouTube Channel. Cheers