SIP and SAVOR in VIRGINIA
CALIFORNIA AND FRANCE has better watch out - Virginia has its sights set on becoming a major wine destination. travel + leisure has named Virginia one of the top five new wine destinations in the world. The state is the only American region featured in July's "Wine-Lover's Guide", which highlighted up-and-coming destinations for travelers who are enthusiastic about wine and food. Wine editor Bruce Schoenfeld cites Virginia's wineries, cuisine and accommodations as reasons for putting Virginia on the list. The article focuses on wine regions in Central and Northern Virginia, including Barboursville Vineyards, Breaux Vineyards, and Linden Vineyards. The state has 13O wineries, ranking it fifth in the nation for number of wine producers. October is Virginia Wine Month so start planning now.