Nov 2013 18

This past weekend a group of Virginia wine loving ladies, who mostly communicate via Twitter, Facebook and Blogs, got social in-person for networking, idea sharing, bread breaking, and winery hopping.  Activities were held on Saturday and Sunday, and I joined the group on Sunday.

We met for brunch at The Wine Kitchen Hearth in Purcellville, VA.  I’ve only read about this place and was very excited to try it.  But, I was even more excited about finally meeting a few women who I have only talked to online.  The ladies included Lori from Corcoran Vineyards & Brewing Co. (@corkysfarm), Tina from PROTOCOL Wine Studio (@PROTOCOLWine), Terri (@NKKWineDiva) who works at General’s Ridge Winery, and Kathy (@Virginia_Made) who works at Barrel Oak Winery and who I know well from the Virginia Wine Mafia!

Brunwineflightch was delicious and we had great conversations about food, wine, and everything in between.  The Wine Kitchen has awesome wine flight selections featuring wine from just about every region of the world. I had the Hills of Italy which featured one white Italian wine: Basalti Soave (Gargenega), and two reds: Crivelli Barbera D’Asti (Barbera) and Il Cortile Chianti, Castello di Poppiano (Sangiovese).  All were equally delightful but my favorite was the Chianti blend.