|Panelist encorage drinking local|
"I appreciate knowing who has grown the grapes in the wine I'm drinking," said Thompson. He went on to say that you can find outstanding wine in non-classic places and feel the joy of experiencing a local food sensation.
Remy said it is important to make wine that defines the region's character. Virginia winemakers are focusing on their signature grape of Viognier. It's quite good and I'm looking forward to sampling more tonight at the reception at Monticello.