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    Drink Local Wine Week 2014

    Drink Local Wine (DLW), the organization whose goal is to bring greater attention to regional wines, announces that the seventh annual Drink Local Wine Week (formally Regional Wine Week) will take place the week of October 12, 2014. The members of DLW encourage all North American wine critics, bloggers, and broadcasters to participate in the virtual event by publishing an article, blog, or broadcast on wines from their local area.

    Drink Local Wine Week is an annual event that recruits and encourages bloggers and wine columnists to write something about their local wines. It is the original activity on which Drink Local Wine was founded, and continues to this day to increase attention for local wines among both the wine trade and consumers.

    The event is an opportunity for wine media throughout the country to support their local wineries. Those interested in participating in Drink Local Wine Week 2014 need only write an article or record a broadcast and send a link to drinklocalwine@gmail.com. Drink Local Wine will include any articles written on the DrinkLocalWine.com website, with links back to the original.

    Here is a running list of Drink Local Wine Week 2014 Coverage.

     

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    • Epiphany Kulers Uncorked: Georgia Gets First A.V.A.

      It pains me to have to say this, but here it goes: “Georgia has a wine industry.” OK, all of you snickering class clowns, be quiet. I feel compelled to tell folks that Georgia has a successful and growing wine industry not as a point […]

    • Leahy to Present “Exciting Grapes and Wines for the East” Sat. 11/1 at Annual AWS Conference

      On Saturday Nov. 1st, Richard Leahy, regional wine writer will present a seminar titled “Exciting Grapes and Wines for the East” at the annual American Wine Society conference taking place in Concord, NC near Charlotte. “In the course of running the Eastern Winery Exposition conference […]

    • hudson river Ichabod Crane and Rip Van Winkle? This Ain’t Your Grand Father’s Hudson Valley!!!

      Guest Post by Carlo Devito I live down the road from a high school named for Washington Irving’s famed character Ichabod Crane (from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow), and a few miles from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge that connects Hudson to the Catskills. Quaint […]

    • TEXAS WISCONSIN TWO-STEP ON #WINESTUDIO

      A new wine dance, perhaps? Our friend Michelle Williams of Rockin Red Blog recently did the ‘Texas–Wisconsin Two-Step’ with wines from McPherson Cellars in Lubbock, Texas, and Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. Cheers!   The third week of  #WineStuio’s focus on the independent […]

    • #WineStudio Session XV: Wines of the USA

      Attention, Drink Local Wine friends! For the entire month of July, the wine-centric folks at Protocol Wine Studio are highlighting lesser known US wine regions through their “Wines of the USA” program. Please find the details below and join the conversation at select times and […]

    • Jim Law of Linden Vineyards: The Virginia wine industry’s oracle marks 30 years via @dmwine

      Our very own @dmwine visits Jim Law of Linden Vineyards; a dedicated steward of the land who’s grown some of Virginia’s finest and long-lived wines for three decades.   Today, Jim Law of Linden Vineyards is a respected winemaker, known for his influence on Virginia’s […]

    • Cabernet Franc and Virginia… Is the Romance Gone? via @BeltwayBacchus

      In his latest blog post, our friend @BeltwayBacchus raises the question: Cabernet Franc and Virginia… Is the Romance Gone?    I recently asked some of Virginia’s winemakers, bloggers and marketers to assess the relationship between Virginia and Cabernet Franc. Long considered the state’s signature grape, […]

    • What Wine to Drink on Thanksgiving

      Given the tradition of the holiday, Wine Columnist Lettie Teague of The Wall Street Journal recommends keeping it American and highlights several under-the-radar US wine regions worthy of attention.    ON WINE: LETTIE TEAGUE THERE IS ONE day of the year that we celebrate our collective […]

    • asimov Eric Asimov Lauds Finger Lakes Riesling in the New York Times

      One of America’s most open-minded and thoughtful critics, Eric Asimov has long given attention to the wines of New York. This week, he’s published a piece devoted entirely to the rieslings being made in the Empire State’s Finger Lakes region, “I’ve had excellent rieslings from […]

    • hawk-rtr Elaine Chukan Brown Reviews Red Tail Ridge Winery (Finger Lakes) Rieslings on Hawk Wakawaka

      It’s always great to see a west coast wine writer tasting and writing about non-west coast wines. One of our favorite writers/bloggers,  Elaine Chukan Brown, posted her review of three rieslings from Red Tail Ridge Winery, which is located on the western side of Seneca Lake […]

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