Drink 2018 Issue


The inaugural issue of Virginia Living’s Drink features the winners of our Top Beverage Maker Awards, more than 400 wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries, and meaderies around the state, chosen by our readers in our online survey. Drink also includes new wine, beer, and cider releases; cold craft sake at North American Sake Brewery in Charlottesville; the trend of wine and music pairings; tasting rooms with chef-driven menus and farm-to-table fare; spontaneously fermented beer at Pen Druid Brewing in Sperryville; DIY breweries that allow you to be your own brew master, and more. Plus, a feature story about Virginia distillers experimenting with bold flavors, including Rick Wasmund’s peach single-malt whiskey at Copper Fox Distillery in Williamsburg and Chuck Miller’s Apple Whiskey at Belmont Farms Distillery in Culpeper. For the wine lovers, we feature an elegant vintner’s dinner at Tayloe Dameron’s charming Upper Shirley Vineyards in Charles City. Pick up your Drink 2018 issue today!

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    British Afternoon Teas in Virginia

    To point the pinkie or to not point the pinkie? The question is eternal, but if you’re a tea afficionado and enjoy sipping from a china cup, you have plenty of options to immerse yourself in a modern-yet-proper very British tea. Read more


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    National Botanic Garden

    The highest point between the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains is a 550-foot, man-made mountain in Chantilly at the National Botanic Garden. Its creator is nature lover, businessman, and co-owner Peter Knop, who spent 30 years creating it. Read more


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    William and Mary's Marriage

    The bride, 15-year-old Mary, cried through the ceremony, hardly swept off her feet by the groom, her first cousin William. Introduced a few days earlier, she’d
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