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General blog posts about our rental cabins in Virginia and things to do in Virginia

Virginia vacation rentals

Virginia vacation rentals

Bryce Resort: A peaceful destination!

Bryce Resort: A peaceful destination!

 

Quick Stats on Virginia Wine

Quick Stats on Virginia Wine

Virginia (Commonwealth of Virginia) is a state in the Southern Atlantic coast of the United States. Recent statistics show that the state has around 8.1 million acres of farm land. Out of which, about 2400 acres of land is planted with grape. With this area of land, Virginia produces in excess of 5,000 tones of grapes and over one million gallons of wine every year. And we call that wine Virginia wine.

Top Wine Producing States in the US Part I of II

Top Wine Producing States in the US

Recently, FAO reported that 2,231,600 tonnes of wine was produced in the United States in the year 2009. And all the states in the regions of west coast, east coast, Midwest, South Atlantic and contributed some to this amount. Now let’s talk about some of the top wine producing states in the US.   

Top 5 Wine Producing Countries

Top 5 Wine Producing Countries

Wine is produced almost in all countries all over the world. But when it comes to the amount
produced, different countries produces different amount of wine.

According to a recent report of FAO, a total of 27,220,713 tonnes of wine was produced
worldwide in the year 2009. Out of which, 16,687,950 tonnes of wine was produced by 5 countries.

Different Types of Alcoholic Beverages

Different Types of Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages can generally be classified into two categories; distilled and un-distilled.
Un-distilled alcohols or fermented alcohols are produced by fermentation of starch derived
from fruit, grain or other edible items. On the other hand, distilled alcohols which are commonly
called spirits or liquors are produced by boiling fermented grain or fruits and condensing their
ethanol and other important components.

Why your brain needs vacations

Why your brain needs vacations

Wine Pronunciation

Wine Pronunciation

Guests often visit our rental cabins in Virginia to have an extended weekend to enjoy some Virginia Wine. If you are like me, you may find some of the wines hard to pronounce, simply because you've never been exposed to them before! I went ahead and compiled this list of wine pronuniciations for you to enjoy.

 

Live tweeting this weekend

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At the Virginia Wine Festivals this weekend!

We'll be out and about this weekend enjoying some Virginia Wine! Our first stop will be at the 25th Annual Virginia Wine and Craft Festival in Front Royal. This is a remarkable event in downtown Front Royal, very close to our rental cabin in Front Royal.

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