Thanks to the iconic, 46-year-old slogan Virginia is for Lovers™ emblazoned on everything from bumper stickers and license plates to postcards and t-shirts, travelers to Virginia know that this is an ideal destination for lovers – of every kind. Those with a penchant for fascinating history, succulent wines, or scenic […]
Story and photos by Alex Palmer, winner of IFWTWA 2014 Professional Journalism Scholarship Award There are wine trails and nine distinct wine regions with companies like New Kent, Saude Creek, Dog and Oyster, and Philip Carter. Virginia is well-known for its wealth of U.S. history, but the reds and […]
Virginians eat quite well, from Revolutionary War-era foods to contemporary haute cuisine. I visited the state known as Old Dominion to sample what makes Virginian cuisine…well, Virginian, focusing on eateries in Charlottesville, Hanover and Richmond. Join me as I tour both historic and new establishments where chefs and winemakers have carved a distinctively Southern niche.
Richmond, Virginia seems a contradiction of a city. Bathed in Revolutionary and Civil War history, it rose from its own ashes (37 blocks were destroyed by retreating Confederate soldiers during the Civil War), and has recreated itself as a vast, impressive culinary, cultural and wine destination worthy of exploring