Beaujolais: A Serious Wine

Beaujolais: A Serious Wine

The third Thursday of November is most commonly known amongst wine enthusiasts internationally as “Beaujolais Day,” a celebration of the date when Beaujolais Nouveau is released worldwide each year. Many people are familiar with Beaujolais Nouveau - it’s fairly light, easy to drink, typically fruity, and is meant to be drunk somewhat immediately, opposed to...
December 05, 2015 — Mel Calabro
Five Virginia Wineries with Breathtaking Views

Five Virginia Wineries with Breathtaking Views

In Virginia, love is all you need. It filters through our world-renowned oysters, ignites a passion in our award-winning chefs, pours a story into our celebrated craft spirits and cultivates Thomas Jefferson’s dream of creating a successful Virginia vineyard into every vine of Virginia’s more than 250 beautiful wineries. Today, we’re no longer a budding...
November 05, 2015 — Mel Calabro
Wine Pairings 101

Wine Pairings 101

Any sommelier worth their weight in Cabernet Sauvignon will tell you that the secret to a successful food and wine pairing is striking a balance: allowing the flavors in both food and wine to amplify each other while ensuring that nothing gets overshadowed or masked. Subjective tastes can be tricky to navigate, so achieving the...
February 08, 2015 — Ledbury
Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Cocktails

Take a tip from our in-house bartender, Rob, and be the host of the hour at this year's holiday gatherings. Hello Ledbury readers! I am happy to have been asked once again to share with you a few seasonally-appropriate drinking options for this holiday season. Today I have three drinks to show you – two...
December 19, 2014 — Ledbury
A Guide to Charlottesville

A Guide to Charlottesville

Resting an easy hour-and-a-half drive’s west of Richmond, Charlottesville is both, at times, a big town and a small city. On the surface, this college town looks quaint, forever indebted to Thomas Jefferson for putting a world-class university at the doorstep of the Blueridge. Although the University is certainly an active member in shaping the...
November 04, 2014 — Ledbury
Meet Our Friends // Blue Bee Cider

Meet Our Friends // Blue Bee Cider

With a handful of craft breweries recently opening in Richmond, our city is gaining a reputation as a destination for craft beer lovers. In addition to craft beer, Richmond now is home to another craft beverage, cider. Despite only opening their tasting room a few months ago, Blue Bee Cider has quickly become a staple...
September 17, 2013 — Ledbury
Meet Our Friends: Rick Butts of Keswick Hall

Meet Our Friends: Rick Butts of Keswick Hall

Keswick Hall is a stunning, century old estate converted into a luxury hotel located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. The resort served as the backdrop for our first collection of December Short Run Shirting. Prior to our lookbook photo shoot, we sat down with Rick Butts, Keswick Hall’s...
December 06, 2012 — Ledbury
Meet Our Friends: Carrington King of King Family Vineyards

Meet Our Friends: Carrington King of King Family Vineyards

King Family Vineyards in Crozet, VA, is an experience-driven vineyard and polo field, and the location of our June Short Run Shirting photo shoot. The vineyard is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We had the chance to talk with Carrington King about the history of the vineyard, being part of a...
June 05, 2012 — Mel Calabro