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Tag Archives: Thomas Jefferson

• Top 10 Wine Movies

Top 10 Wine Movies

Wine has had a considerable presence on the silver screen, and here the drinks business counts down the top 10 wine movies. Wine is back in the Hollywood spotlight as heartthrob Brad Pitt is to star in a film adaptation of The Billionaire’s Vinegar, a book by Benjamin Wallace on the fake Thomas Jefferson bottles affair. […]

• How the Whiskey Rebellion Changed American Politics and Taxes

How the Whiskey Rebellion Changed American Politics and Taxes

In 1794, an all-out rebellion took place when farmers from 4 western Pennsylvania counties refused to pay taxes on their favorite tipple, whiskey. They fought the law and the law won, but the farmers’ defiance, known as the Whiskey Rebellion, permanently changed the political make-up of the United States. The roots of the rebellion started […]

Get Out Your Paddle: Kluge Estates Winery Auction

Get Out Your Paddle: Kluge Estates Winery Auction

Selling Absolute! 901+/- acre estate offered in five tracts. Lender Acquired Property Auction Summary Charlottesville, VA Thursday, April 7, 2011 Auction Time: 1:00 PM (ET) Property Type: Agricultural Home to one of the most prestigious wineries along the East Coast, Kluge Estate Winery is located near the birthplace of American and Virginian viticulture, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. […]

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• Trump in talks to buy Kluge vineyard & estate. Does that mean Trump wine?!

Trump in talks to buy Kluge vineyard & estate. Does that mean Trump wine?!

Embattled Virginia socialite and winemaker Patricia Kluge may have found a white knight to preserve her Charlottesville empire – real estate mogul Donald Trump. Trump’s business adviser said Wednesday that Trump was negotiating to buy not only Kluge’s grand estate, Albemarle House, which a bank foreclosed on in January, but all of Kluge’s former real […]

• Thomas Jefferson’s Beer Makes A Comeback On President’s Day

Thomas Jefferson’s Beer Makes A Comeback On President’s Day

The thing about America is that it was founded by not just politicians. Our founding fathers were a lot more than that. They were multi-talented Renaissance men. Their talent and interest stretched out into various topics, even into the complicated art of wine and drink making. Former president George Washington distilled both brandy and whiskey […]

• Château Latour Introduces Their New Wine: A Burgundy

Château Latour Introduces Their New Wine: A Burgundy

Château Latour is an impressive wine: The French estate dates back to the 14th century, was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century and is one of five wines that hold the top Bordeaux ranking of Premier Cru, or first growth. But when Latour’s chief winemaker, Frédéric Engerer visited Hong Kong recently – […]