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Writing Samples

Chasing Bubbles: Sparkling Wine Takes Off in Virginia

Virginia Living Magazine


In a roundabout way, a family’s summers on the English coast launched the Virginia Sparkling Company.

The Natural: Winemaker Damien Blanchon cultivates sustainability

C-Ville Weekly

Afton Mountain Vineyards' winemaker stood under a canopy in the rain, his yellow rain slicker a bright spot on the gray day.

8 Wine Country Weekend Getaways Near Washington, DC

Washingtonian Magazine

Round Up
Escapes and day trips for every taste, with stops along the way to hike, eat, and shop.

Women Passing 50: The Long and the Short of It

Hurry Up, Girl


Sit quietly with this question for a moment: What does it feel like to be a woman in her 50’s?



Washingtonian Magazine

Some of the more recent round-ups and how-to's.

C-Ville Weekly

Profiles, restaurant review, more.

Virginia Living Magazine

A few recent pieces.

Loudoun Times-Mirror

Reported piece on awards ceremony.

Nancy Bauer, Virginia wine writer
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