Maggie releases 2015 Petit Verdit for Mardi Gras!

Ever since Maggie won gold for her 2015 Petit Verdot at the San Francisco Chronicle's Wine Competition (SFCWC) in January, Wine Cave visitors have been asking one question: When will Maggie release her award-winning wine to the public? 
Wait no more! 
Maggie is releasing Petit Verdot 2015 Saturday, Feb. 10, just in time for the weekend leading up to Mardi Gras (Feb. 10-13).
The wine is one of four to win medals for Maggie at the SFCWC.  Th e other winners are:
  • Viognier 2016 - Silver 
  • Merlot 2015 - Silver 
  • Petit Verdot Reserve 2014 - Bronze 
The  San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition  (SFCWC)  is the largest wine contest in the world solely for American wines.  More than 7,000 wines, submitted from 36 states, were reviewed in a blind judging by experts from the media, education, trade, and hospitality industries to determine the best wine America has to offer.
Because of the competition's size and the expertise of the judging panel, this competition is often considered the ultimate barometer for wine consumers to select and measure wine.  Maggie Malick Wine Caves was one of only 22, of Virginia's 270, wineries to win medals in the competition. 
Maggie credits two factors for the wine's deliciously smooth finish. The first is Mark's carefully tended, estate-grown Petit Verdot grapes. 
The other is the new American oak barrels crafted by  The Oak Cooperage, in Higbee, MO. Maggie used the barrels to age her wine for almost two years. The cooperage has been producing  American Oak barrels since  1972. Today, it is owned and operated by Silver Oak, a leading producer of California Cabernet Sauvignon aged exclusively in American oak.

What are Petit Verdot's unique characteristics?
Petiti Verdot is a hardy red grape with a lot of tannin. It  principally is used in Southwestern
France's Bordeaux
 blends. (Other Bordeaux grapes are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot).
It is a bold full-bodied red wine  characterized by floral notes, like violet, lavendar and lilac and; dark fruits, like plum, with a hint of spice. 
In the Bordeaux region, "Petit Verdot" translates to "little green one" which, most likely, is because this grape is a late-ripening variety. 
But in the New World, Petit Verdot ripens more reliably. Many connoisseurs consider Petit Verdot to be Virginia's red wine grape. 
Petit Verdot pairings naturally with rich, meat dishes, grilled steak, spicy pork, veal, lamb, all types of game and sausage.  It pairs with cheeses, such as, p ecorino, manchego, gouda, aged cheddar and aged gruyere and; vegetables such as, mushrooms, lentils, truffles, black beans, wild rice, eggplant, onion and shallots. 
Chocolate is for lovers at Maggie's 
Bring someone you love to Maggie's Wine Cave for a romantic chocolate and wine pairing - just in time for Valentine's Day.

Key Lime, Black Forest, Raspberry and Dark Chocolate truffles are paired with an eight-wine tasting - all for just $14 per person!

When you choose the right  wine  to complement the right  chocolate,  it can be a remarkable pairing opportunity that delights the palate - and feeds the heart!

The Birnn family of Burlington, VT, chocolatiers provides the chocolate. Maggie provides the wine. What happens after that is up to you!  
Join Maggie's Wine Cave team
Maggie is interviewing prospective Wine Cave team associates for the upcoming 2018 spring and summer season. 
Do you want to learn more about wine? Do you like working with people? You may be a candidate for working on the Wine Cave team.
Maggie and Mark offer an hourly wage plus tips and a front-row seat on how grapes are grown and wine is made throughout the seasons of the year.
Go to the Jobs page of our website to send your application and resume! Call the Wine Cave, 540-905-2921, for details.
Getaway to Harpers Ferry for a Winter Weekend!
Tour select HF wineries, breweries and distilleries

Has winter weather left you with a longing to get away from it all? 
Drink the best spirits in our region with two passes to Maggie's - plus other Harpers Ferry-area wineries, breweries and distilleries with the Taste of the Tri-State hotel stay at the Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry, just down the road from Maggie Malick Wine Caves.

Stay with the Clarion Inn and enjoy a weekend away. One-night packages for two start as low as $154/night. Offer valid weekends through March 31.
You'll receive special coupons to enjoy the wine and spirits that our region offers.
In addition to Maggie's special buy-one-get-one-free tastings and discounts on wine bottles, our neighbors, Two Twisted Posts and 868 Estate Vineyards also have special discounts available when you stay at the Clarion Inn. Maryland's Big Cork, the Smoketown Brewing Station and; West Virginia's Bloomery Sweet Shine distillery and The White Horse Tavern are participating partners, too.
Call the Clarion Inn, (304) 535-6302, to book your getaway now. Tell them Maggie sent you!

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