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What We Love About Loudoun

A dozen or so years ago my wife and I packed up our Volvo station wagon and two young kids and moved from Brooklyn, New York to Waterford, Loudoun County – swapping a sprawling metropolis of eight million people for the bucolic charm of a Quaker village with a population of 280. I’ve never…

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The Life of a Wine Barrel

Winemaking is a complex process. The time taken to plant, cultivate and harvest grapes and then barrel, age and bottle wine can be years, even decades. That Cab you’re drinking had a long life before it touched your lips. Something else in the winemaking process has a long life: a wine barrel…

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The 5 Best Wine Experiences for Spring

Spring is almost here, leaves are turning green and vines are starting to bud. Luckily, you don’t have to wait six months for the new fruit to ripen before sampling some of the good stuff. In celebration of warmer weather (and the 40 th Anniversary of the Loudoun wine industry), here we suggest five…

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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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5 Reasons To Plan Your Valentine's Day In Loudoun

With busy schedules and commitments, it is very easy for couples to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of work and other responsibilities. But, sometimes the chore list will just have to wait! Spending quality time with your significant other is important and what better way to escape the…

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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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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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