Monday, September 10, 2012

10 Pleasure Tips to 2012 Virginia Wine Festival


What do you get when you attend the oldest wine festival on the East Coast? The best wineries, incredible live performances, great food and more! And best of all, ALOT of sipping (#WhatsSippin)!! Whether you are a wine connoisseur (an expert in matters of taste), or simply ...like wine, the Virginia Wine Festival is an event not be missed which is exactly the reason why we haven't in like the last 10 years. Should be enough said, right? You should be sold. Yet, there are vendors (you can get your shop on), seminars on everything from how to pick and sample wines to how to pair with food and taste. Have you ever watched a connoisseur sample a variety and do that infamous "swoosh" in their glass to let out the aroma? Yeah, you learn that too at the Virginia Wine Fest. It's a good look. Take alot of pics of yourself getting your "swoosh" on. We do. You will look like an expert ;-).

Maxi style dress is a perfect pick.

Well, it's that time again and we are sharing our tips to ensure the annual fun that we have at the Virginia Wine Fest, is had by you too!

1. Take friends who like to get their drank (yes, we said drank), on. Leave your non-drinking, like to stay sober friends at home.
2. Take A Sip
3. Dress comfortably, cool and wear flat shoes. The location of the festival is a beautiful field in the heart of the Virginia countryside.
4. Take A Sip

$9.99 at Target. Comes w/ a drawstring carrying bag.
5. Although VIP tables are available for purchase, we love to come in tow with a nice "blankie" (short for blanket), a foldable chair and a friend last year even brought a tent.   
6. Take A Sip
7. Come prepared to stay awhile. Trust us, you will want to. It's a great get-a-way for the day/weekend.
Two of our fave varieties.

8. Take A Sip
9. Be prepared to leave with bottles in hand. You will taste wine varieties so good, your mind will be blown! If you don't already know, you will find out just how good wine can be.
10.Take A Sip
Bonus Tip: Hold onto the souvenir wine glass given to you upon admittance. After 10 years of attending, we have a collection.

If you don't get it, check out Sex And The City 2 (scene btwn. Charlotte and Miranda at the hotel bar).
Back on track, the Virginia Wine Festival is this weekend, 9/15 - 9/16. Located at Great Meadows, The Plains, VA from 11a - 6p. Visit www.virginawinefest.com for ticket info. and details. #WhatsSippin

PLEASE NOTE: The Virginia Wine Festival is ABSOLUTELY a family friendly affair so no one is nor should be left out. Kids can come and your non-drinking friends too. Our tips are solely the way we like to best enjoy. The kiddies are left at home for this affair. #MommyMidday