Virginia wine - first impressions
14 Sep 2011 by Jancis Robinson
See also Virginia - the tasting notes , Sparkling Viognier at Horton Vineyards , this video  and my more detailed article this Saturday. Wine enjoys an exceptional level of support from the current state governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Robert F McDonnell, and his agriculture secretary Todd P Haymore. Indeed, the latter even took an hour or two out of his schedule on a recent visit to London to make Jancis M Robinson fully aware of this unusual fact in a country where wine until recently has been demonised. They see the development of the state's wine business as a major potential stimulus not just to farming...

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