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How Women Gave the World Beer

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March is National Women’s History Month and March 8th is International Women’s Day - a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women everywhere. The brewing industry is often seen as a male-dominated world but did you know, the vast majority of ancient brewers were women? While it’s true that currently there’s room for growth in the percentage of female brewers, history is there to remind us that it was ancient women who first mastered the task. If you think back to what you may have learned about ancient civilizations and gender roles; men were the hunters and women the gatherers. While...

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The Marvel of Moscato

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Are you a huge Moscato lover like us? Well... did you know the Muscat grape family is among the oldest in the world? Moscato is loved by many but it's true magic comes from it's alluring history. The Muscat family of grapes contains over 200 varieties, including Moscato, that’s use dates back through centuries suggesting that it may be the oldest domesticated grape variety. For over 3000 years the Mediterranean region has been cultivating Muscat but theories of its origin differ. Some believe it was first used by the ancient Egyptians and Persians while others strongly believe it was the Greeks who brought...

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A Special Tasting with Andrea Rinaldi

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His grandfather planted the vines, his father started the business, and now he continues the family tradition of excellence.Join us this Friday, March 1st from 2-6pm for a special wine tasting, with Andrea Rinaldi of Azienda Agricola Rinaldi Vini - son of the company’s founder, Oreste Rinaldi.Click here to RSVP! About Rinaldi Vini Azienda Agricola Rinaldi Vini is located on the hills of Alto Monferrato, Italy, close to Acqui Terme, in the heart of one of the most precious areas of southern Piedmont. This family business was founded in 1961 by Oreste Rinaldi, and is run today by his son...

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Valentine's Day Open House Recipes

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Thank you to all who came to our Valentine’s Day Open House! We had such a wonderful response to the food samples we served, so as requested, we’ve added the recipes to our website! Below you’ll find links to each quick and easy, low ingredient recipe! Click the title or image for the recipe! Enjoy! Medmont Mercantile Crock Pot Pulled Pork Recipe Medmont Mercantile Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe Medmont Mercantile Southern Peach Preserve Dip Medmont Mercantile Rum Strawberry Dip

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Now available... "liquor"!

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Did you know that by Virginia Law only ABC stores can carry liquor but if it is wine based like your favorite vermouth's… you can get it at a wine shop like ours?!  By definition liquor is an alcoholic beverage produced by distillation of grains, fruit, or vegetables that have already gone through alcoholic fermentation. The purpose of distillation is to remove the impurities from the liquid, increasing the alcohol content and resulting in those strong spirits you find in your local ABC stores. While state law doesn’t allow the sale of liquor in retail establishments, it does allow the...

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