One of my favorite real estate blogs notes my sponsorship of and CVP’s and Tastings’ foray into podcasting.Â They have another post I plan to write about later.
Did you know that October is Virginia Wine Month?To celebrate, Tastings of Charlottesville has partnered with Wordcast Productions to produce the first Charlottesville/Central Virginia wine podcast.Â If you are interested in the region’s wine, this is an excellent listen.Â Central Virginia has an extraordinary number of excellent vineyards that consistently produce excellent wines….Â I believe that this in an excellent opportunity to accomplish a few things – first, to continue my love of wine, second, to be a part of a format that I believe will only grow and three, increase my business’ and my blog’s profile in a segment of the real estate market I believe to be very desirable.
Life Magazine has named Charlottesville as The Best New Place to Drink Wine. Twenty-one wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail make this the perfect weekend get away for wine lovers.1. Charlottesville, VA: Best New Place to Drink Wine; Twenty-one wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail combined with the lack of snooty angst makes this town the perfect weekend tour.Not a bad category in which to place first, in my opinion.
The Supreme Court struck down state laws that restricted direct sales across state lines by wineries to consumers, setting the stage for a wider industry shakeup and giving a boost to small vineyards seeking to sell their product over the Internet….”Wine is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to protectionist laws and regulations in this country,” said Robert Atkinson, director of the Technology and New Economy Project at the Progressive Policy Institute, a centrist Democratic think tank in Washington. He cited cars and real estate as areas in which e-commerce is tipped in favor of the industries.This should be great news for local vineyards such as King Family Vineyards in Crozet, White Hall Vineyards, and perhaps even my personal favorite wine shop, Rio Hill Wine (Doug is knowledgeable and not at all pretentious). More information on Virginia wines can be found here.
New York Post Online Edition: : While it’s an unlikely culinary revolution, Slim Jims are making way for sushi as gas station convenience stores transform themselves with upscale eats and shed their image as junk food pit stops. It’s an attempt by the industry to discourage the gas-up-and-go mentality and bolster the bottom line with artisanal cheeses, freshly baked breads and high-end meals that entice consumers to linger and eat â€” and to do it often. â€œWe’re trying to make these stores destinations rather than convenience stops,â€ said Stuart Lowry, marketing director for The Markets of Tiger Fuel, a Virginia convenience chain that offers fresh seafood, a fancy deli and professional chefs…. Roast beef, fantastic sandwiches, wine, microbrews, coffee kiosks …