Wine shared with friends is always better than wine drank alone. If you see me out on the Virginia wine trails I'll most likely be accompanied by these good people:
Hailing from Wisconsin and having spent a year in Italy plus two years in Moldova, Dan's European experiences fostered his enjoyment of a full bodied red. Rarely will you find him taking home a bottle of white from a tasting. His favorites include a peppery Cabernet Franc or a smooth Sangiovese.
Debbie is a New Yorker through and through. She enjoys sipping a variety of wines across the board from a steel aged Pinot Gris to an oak aged Cabernet Sauvignon. Like her home town she likes her wines to be full of flavor, but not too sweet, she will shy away from those dessert wines.
Lori, like Dan, spent time in Italy where she developed her palate and enjoyed the European wine culture. As a native Californian she surprisingly didn't start her American wine adventure until moving to DC and visiting Virginia wineries. She prefers sipping off-dry whites, dessert wines and some reds like Chambourcin.
Megan "The Nose" loves a quality Chardonnay and other crisp clean whites. She's also known to find a wine at almost every vineyard that she "could smell forever!" While whites are her favorites, she enjoys a full bodied red from time to time as well.
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