“Wine can of their wits the wise beguile,
Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.”
- Homer, “The Odyssey”
If you are a devoted lover of wine, a partaker of the occasional glass, or simply an admirer of the vineyard lifestyle, then you cannot miss the Virginia Wine Expo, February 24-26, 2012 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center: “The 5th Annual Virginia Wine Expo (VWE) is Virginia’s premier wine event, exclusively featuring Virginia wine.” (www.virginiawineexpo.com) For three days, you can enjoy luncheons, seminars, conversations with wine makers, casual socializing, and of course, wine tasting with samples from over 70 different Virginia wineries.
We here at the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia are happy to offer you a promotional discount for the Saturday and Sunday of the event. When staying at a BBAV inn, you will receive the code for a $5.00 discount off of your Walk-Around Grand Tasting tickets. (Ask your innkeepers for the code.) Furthermore, by “liking” our BBAV Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bbavirginia), you have a chance to win free tickets to the event, which will be given away over the next few weeks. So if you are not yet a fan of our page, head over to Facebook, and click “like.”
Grab a friend, family member, significant other, and/or designated driver, and start planning your wine weekend now. There are some fantastic BBAV inns in and around Richmond, Virginia, and honestly, what could be more fun than a wine festival and a vacation at a bed and breakfast?
By Tara Stoll