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Steins, Vines and Moonshine: A Trail of Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

By Marianne Weaver Virginia is fast becoming a prime destination for lovers of craft beverages, and the Prince William County Office of Tourism (also previously known as Discover Prince William & Manassas or the county’s convention & visitors bureau) has developed a strategy—the Steins, Vines and Moonshine Trail—to draw visitors to Prince William. “The number of breweries and distilleries has exploded in the past five …

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Virginia Wine Country: The Coming of Age

By Marianne E. Weaver | Photos by Kathy Strauss Virginia has a long, and somewhat bumpy, history of winemaking. The Virginia Wine Board marketing office in Richmond traced the origins of the state’s winemaking history back to the Jamestown settlers, who required each male settler to plant and tend to at least 10 grape vines. But unfamiliar diseases and insects …

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