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The women who turned Virginia into wine country

Virginia is home to about 285 wineries and 3,200 acres of vineyards. It ranks sixth in the U.S. for wine grape production, which contributes nearly $1.4 billion to the state’s economy.

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Not so grape: How Va. wineries are handling the region’s wet weather

Rain that did not go away helped last month win the title of being the fourth-wettest July on record for the D.C. area. And, last May was also very wet and very hot.

The deluge has posed some challenges this year for grapes growing in Virginia, since vines do best under dry conditions. So, how have area wineries faced all that drizzle and sizzle?

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The Times-Mirror's 40 Under 40: Class of 2018

In its sixth year, Loudoun Times-Mirror's 40 Under 40 awards recognize Loudoun's rising business and community leaders, honoring 40 bright stars under the age of 40 annually. The selection committee, comprised of former 40 Under 40 honorees, received over 150 nominations for this year's class.

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Exploring Virginia Wineries: Casanel Vineyards and Winery

This weekend’s birding/winery adventure brings us to Shenandoah University’s River Campus and Casanel Vineyards. These two venues are about an hour away, going to the end of the Dulles Toll Road and venturing further down route 7.

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Loudoun Sparklers For Any Occasion

If you are looking for a sparkler to help celebrate a wedding or any other occasion, you need look no further than Loudoun County. Northern Virginia wineries have only recently started producing sparkling wine. The three listed here are all produced from local fruit and all are produced using the traditional method.

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