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Douglas Rogers

Celebrate Women's History Month in Loudoun

Women have been instrumental in making Loudoun a world-class culinary, wine and craft beverage destination. But talented female artists are also behind the county’s dynamic and thriving music scene. This Women’s History Month we profile five Loudoun singer-songwriters hitting all the right notes…

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Let Love Take Flight

If music is the food of love, then wine be the drink. In ancient Rome drinking wine was thought to bring couples closer together and the gift of a bottle was a symbol of affection. In the Middle Ages wine became associated with the feast of Saint Valentine, the patron saint of love. It was believed…

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National Plan For Vacation Day

As the excitement of the holidays wears off and the long chill of winter sets in, thoughts turn to where to vacation this year. Are you looking for family-friendly outdoor fun or a romantic retreat with your loved one? How about an excursion into DC’s Wine Country ® or a thirst-quenching brewery…

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Celebrate National Cheese Lover's Day in Loudoun

Wine and cheese are the ultimate food pairing, a match made in culinary heaven that is hard to resist. While Loudoun is now known as DC’s Wine Country®, it was once home to a thriving dairy industry. There were so many dairy farms in Loudoun back in the day that the county flag literally has milk…

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Beyond the Gallery: Where to Find Cool Art in Loudoun

On a recent visit to La Taqueria, the brilliant new Mexican street food cantina in downtown Leesburg, I tucked into some tasty tacos (try the sweet and spicy al pastor) and a delicious gringa – a flour tortilla filled with Chihuahua cheese, salsa, guac and carne asada. But between bites, something…

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Winter in Wine Country: Wineries with Fireplaces

The air is crisp and clean, the skies are a cobalt blue and if it snows, the fields and slopes are carpeted in ethereal white. When winter arrives, it's tempting to just stay indoors, buried under blankets and watch TV from the couch. Strange as it may seem, it’s actually a glorious time to visit a…

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Discover Loudoun's Secret Spots

Twice a week, at 6:30 a.m., I drive my son from Waterford to Purcellville for fitness training with a private instructor. It’s supposed to strengthen his pitching arm and increase his speed for football. There’s no coffee shop open in Purcellville at that time and my habit has been to just nap in…

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Best Baked Goods for the Holidays

Growing up in Africa there was only one thing about Christmas Day my sisters and I didn’t like: dessert. Insane, I know. What kid doesn’t like sweets? But dessert when I was a kid was Christmas Pudding, which was essentially a steamed fruit and nut cake slathered in brandy butter. My mother would…

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