Mar 2016 01

final-file smallerMany of you may know that in addition to my marketing career and wine life, I founded and run a charity called Cindy’s Legacy.  For those who don’t, here’s the story.

I founded Cindy’s Legacy in 2011 after my mother passed away from brain cancer. Our mission is to provide financial aid and administrative assistance to cancer patients.  It makes me so proud to say that since November 2011 we have provided more than $20,000 to 100+ cancer patients around the country. This is truly a labor of love. I don’t get paid to do this, and I certainly don’t do it for any sort of praise or recognition. I do it for the people who need our help.

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Dec 2015 23

Greetings wine friends!

FL 1Unfortunately I have not been able to spend as much time blogging as I used to, but rest assured I am still making my way out to the various Virginia wineries and checking out the new venues, new wine, and fun events going on throughout the state.

As we move into 2016 I wanted to share some pictures of my trips to Virginia wineries in 2015. I may not have been able to write about them all, but hopefully some of you were able to catch me on Instagram or Twitter.

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Mar 2015 20

I had the pleasure of being interviewed earlier this week on March 17th by Rob Barnett of VinVillage Radio. Based in California, VVRadio-Logo-185pxVinVillage.com and VinVillageRadio.com are all about wine! Mostly focused on California they have recently expanded to feature wines from around the nation, including Virginia. On Tuesday, March 17th they featured the Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival in the first segment, followed by yours truly in segment #2.  I have to work on my “uhms” a bit, but it was a wonderful time chatting it up with Rob and telling the story of why I love Virginia wine. Listen to the full interview here!

And, check be sure to visit VinVillage.com and join the community if you love wine.

Feb 2015 05
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Sisters on a Wine Mission

This past weekend my sister and I decided to take a little drive out West to Delaplane, Virginia in Fauquier County.  I really love this region of the state because I can almost feel the history in the air – down the curvy roads, up the mountain peaks, and inside the corner stores and old rustic buildings.  So, I was happy to make my way back.  The original purpose of the trip was for a private tour and tasting of the new RdV Vineyards, which we did partake in, but the best part of the trip were our visits to Delaplane Cellars and Three Fox Vineyards.

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Jul 2014 25

868.2Every month 868 Estate Vineyards hosts “The Vine”, a women’s only wine pairing event, usually held the second to last Thursday of the month. I finally had a free calendar this month so I decided to join my friends and check it out. And, lucky me they were featuring wine and food from South America – one of my favorite areas for wine.  It was an absolutely beautiful day, and not too hot, so I decided to stop by a winery or two in the late afternoon before arriving for the 7pm pairing event.

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