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Virginia has snagged a coveted spot on Oz Clarke’s “250 Best Wines 2012".February 2012
And this outstanding wine was one of only three American wines to make the list? Find out what the international buzz is about when Mr. Lawrence Camp of Breaux Vineyards visits Café Caturra Arlington Ridge for a very special wine tasting! We’ll be pouring the Viognier and other Breaux selections on Wednesday, March 14, 6-8 pm.
Commonwealth Cup polo match leaves Goochland for FauquierAugust 2009
The event will move to Fauquier County this year and be held at Great Meadow Equestrian Center in The Plains. It will be combined with an annual wine festival, becoming The Virginia Wine & Polo Event at the Plains, scheduled for Sept. 12-13.
Previously held at South Ceres Farm on Broad Street Road in Oilville, the event matches the Commonwealth team against the British Forces Foundation team in a friendly competition.
It served as the chief fundraiser for Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services, with proceeds helping pay for the group's programs and services such as medical and dental care, emergency financial assistance, home repair and a food pantry.
"We just decided that with the economy and the expense of the event, we would sit out for a year and regroup with our development strategy," said Sally Graham, executive director for Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services.
Last year, the expenses for the event were $97,000. After covering that amount, the event raised about $20,000, Graham said.
"We just weren't clearing as much money as we felt the effort justified," she said, pointing to the large number of volunteers and hours that went into the event.
Ticket sales also dropped last year, with about 1,000 general-admission tickets sold compared with nearly 2,000 the year before. In 2008, tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. Click for complete story...
Virginia's 2,790 Acre, $10.4 Million Dollar, 7000-Ton Golden GooseSeptember 2010
Meandering out into the country in search of good wine has become a passion for Washingtonians. And, it turns out ... it's not just about wine. It's about environmental stewardship. It's about carbon footprint consciousness. It's supporting local farms first. And, it's preserving Virginia's pristine farmland.
Virginia Wine Expo UpdateMarch 2010
Great weekend at Richmond Convention Center with exhibitors from around Virginia, and attendees also from all over Virginia and beyond all coming together to sample Virginia's finest at the 2010 Virginia Wine Expo. For the second year, Love Limousine's exhibit promoted discounts on limousine service for 6 hour winery tours and the value of a designated driver, that when split 6 or 8 ways becomes very affordable when compared to the alternative.
It was fun to speak with those who stopped at our booth to register for the 8 hour winery tour raffle drawing. We also gave away canvas two bottle wine bags and 7-piece, wine accessory sets.
We welcome your input on our services, and particularly are interested in hearing of your experiences in Virginia's Wine Country.
"Virginia is for Lovers" on Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame.September 21, 2009
By popular vote, "Virginia is for Lovers" was inducted into the Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame on September 21, 2009. The slogan will be included in the Advertising Icon Museum alongside fellow 2009 inductees, the AOL Running Man, the Budweiser Clydesdales, and State Farm's "Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is There." This recognition came on the heels of Forbes.com tapping "Virginia is for Lovers" as one of the top ten tourism marketing campaigns of all time.
Studies show cost-cutting travel moves can hurt profits.U.S. businesses spent more than $200 billion on business-related travel in 2008. In a new study, Oxford Economics USA illustrates how much companies stand to gain when workers travel for meetings, conventions, training or as an incentive for performance. The Return on Investment of U.S. Business Travel study found that for every dollar spent on business travel, companies realize $12.50 in incremental value and $3.80 in profits.
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What's the Return on Investment for business travel? A groundbreaking NBTA study shows an average 15-to-1 ROI, and shows a bump in sales volume resulting from business travel. The research shows that $193 billion in profits are at stake for U.S. companies -- companies within most industry segments are not operating at optimal travel expenditure levels and collectively could realize $193 billion in additional profits by optimizing their business travel investments. For more information, see
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CNN names Charlottesville VA's premier wine country a hot spot for wine travel.Virginia's premier wine country, dotted with working farms and over 1,000 acres of grape vines, spreads out around the city of Charlottesville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Finally, the unique beverage carrier that you wear!You need this! Everyone needs to drink more fluids, especially water! Perfect for all types of bottles and containers, the SportYourDrink beverage carrier lets you take your favorite beverage with you, wherever you go. Plus it's ideal for women and men, girls and boys, young and old alike. In addition, it's less cumbersome and more versatile than the commonly used model with the little "o" ring that clips to your belt loop. Now you can carry ALL types of beverages, thanks to our improved design, not just those with a narrow neck! Click for more...
“State’s Evidence: Virginia 1, California 0? says Decanter’s BroadbentThe August 2009 issue of Decanter, the leading U.K. consumer wine magazine, has just been delivered. Columnist Michael Broadbent, author of the great Vintage Wine Book with his tasting notes dating back 50 years, wrote his monthly column with the controversial title “State’s Evidence: Virginia 1, California 0?