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October 2014 - page 4

10 East Coast Merlots To Enjoy


1. Rockbridge Vineyard


30 Hillview Ln, Raphine, Virginia 24472
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Hints of plum and brown spice on the nose compliment the blackberry and blueberry finish on the palate. Its well-balanced, soft tannins make this wine a perfect accompaniment to a variety of foods, such as grilled meats or hearty vegetable dishes. Long finish with black cherry notes, soft tannins. Keep Reading

10 Beers To Try From Eastern Virginia


1. IPA, Ardent Craft Ales


3200 W Leigh St, Richmond, Virginia 23230
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Their IPA is a medium copper-colored ale. They use a standard malt-backboned recipe, but as they rotate their hop varietals, the aroma may range from citrusy and piney to flowery and grassy. The beer is medium-bodied, and although the aroma always dominates the overall character of the beer, the sweetness of the caramel malt balances the hoppy bitterness. An American IPA that privileges hop flavor and aroma over bitterness. Keep Reading

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