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In the Spirit: Wine Trends for 2018!

With the holidays past us and everyone enjoying our happy new years full of goals and hopes for the coming year, we also tend to look back on the last year and see if we can figure out any trends that will continue or burgeon in the new year. This is true in our personal […]

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IN THE SPIRIT: ITALIAN WINE FOR YOUR AMERICAN HOLIDAY

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Brian McClure, In The Spirit

With the approach of Thanksgiving and the holidays just around the corner, we start to think about what beverages we’d like to see gracing our tables with those festive meals. As I have just returned from a week-long odyssey through Italy earlier this month, it got me thinking about how great Italian wines are in […]

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IN THE SPIRIT: TASTING WINE… WHAT IS GOOD?

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Brian McClure, In The Spirit

With TOOT (Taste of our Town) upon us already, as the year 2017 is vanishing before our eyes, it occurred to me that when we discuss the “taste” of a wine, or any beverage really, there is a different meaning for every individual taster! However, while there may be wildly differing opinions of what “tastes” […]

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IN THE SPIRIT: MIDSUMMER WINES DREAM

At this point, summer is in full swing. The grass is definitely green and the lawn chairs are spread out in the backyard.  We have already spent some time hanging up strings of lights and fun decorations outside. To some lucky ones, there might even be a pool involved and the barbeque has cooked anything […]

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In the Spirit: Knowing your ABC’s When it Comes to Chardonnay

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Brian McClure, In The Spirit

The American wine drinker has for some time now had a Love/Hate relationship with Chardonnay. On the one hand, it was our “gateway drug” to what used to be considered “exotic” grape varietals from Europe. In fact, it was our first love affair with a white French grape that made it easier for us to […]

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In the Spirit: Sparkling Wine Shines.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, In The Spirit, Nikki Bowes

I love things that sparkle. I love jewels and glitter and the stars in the sky. Most of all, I love the sensation of a bubbly beverage that tickles my senses. They are refreshing and fun. Sparkling wines or bubbles…as they are so affectionately called…are the epitome of fortune and success. Clinking flutes full of […]

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In the Spirit: Birth of a New Vintage.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Brian McClure, In The Spirit

With the kind of winter we had, it feels like spring began back in January. Nevertheless, it is that time of year now when trees are starting to bud and flowers are starting to bloom and very soon…perhaps too soon!…summer will be in full swing. In the past, we have written about the spring time […]

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IN THE SPIRIT: NEW WINES FOR THE NEW YEAR.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Cam Pinkney, In The Spirit

The New Year brings an array of warm feelings filled with fresh starts and personal aspirations. Spend some of that refreshing burst of energy on exploring different grape varietals with friends and family.  Let’s take a look at some wines that are great for food-pairing and will make you look like a professional host! When […]

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IN THE SPIRIT: SPARKLING WINES TO TOAST IN THE NEW YEAR. BY BRIAN MCCLURE

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Brian McClure, In The Spirit

It’s that time of year again when restaurants and wine stores see an uptick in their sales of sparkling wine and for good reason as well, since it has become the most festive style of wine worldwide. That is, for the last several centuries at least, since the origins of sparkling wine go back to […]

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In the Spirit: Warm Wines for Cooler Times. by Cam Pinkney

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Cam Pinkney, In The Spirit

With the Fall Equinox behind us, it now means that the daylight hours shorten and the nights get longer. As the temperature drops, I’m sure you will find yourself cozying up by a warm fire with a glass of wine pretty quickly. What wine could compliment such a perfect ambiance with family and friends and […]

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Enjoy Splashes of Color w/ HashtagWV this February!

Enjoy Splashes of Color w/ HashtagWV this February! - Enjoy splashes of color this February with Hashtag Lewisburg! This month we feature WV Artist: Merideth Young,  Mardi Gras at the Irish Pub, Summit on Race Matters, Wines of Romance for Valentine’s Day, News Nuggets, and more! We also welcome Larry Case to the contributing writers’ team. Thanks for reading Lewisburg’s #1 source for local food, […]

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