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Fun Events this weekend at Charlottesville Wineries and Breweries

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MOUNTFAIR
Carl Anderson
Saturday, December 14, 2013 , 2 – 5pm.
With a knack for penning achingly beautiful lyrics, Carl Anderson is one of the best songwriters going in the Charlottesville area. Better catch him now before Nashville snatches him up.
4875 Fox Mountain Road, Mountfair VA

REYNARD FLORENCE
Annual Open House
Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15,  11am -5pm.
Stop by for refreshments, art work, gifts and wine specials.
16109 Burnley Road, Barboursville VA

DEVIL’S BACKBONE
Dark Friday – Dark Abby Release & live music by Merle Swagger
Friday, December 13, 2013
Enjoy some Dark Abby on tap and pick up a 6 pk -2-go! Live music from  5:30 – 7:30pm.
200 Mosbys Run, Roseland VA

WILD WOLF BREWING COMPANY
Live Music
Friday, December 13, JON SPEAR BAND, 8-11pm
Saturday, December 14, ORME STORM, 8-11pm
Sunday, December 15, BUBBA ROSE, 2-5pm
2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford VA

BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY
Brunch
Sunday, December 15, 2pm.
Join us for a delicious brunch menu. Our regular food menu is also available all day
9519 Critzer’s Shop Road, Afton, VA

See all wine events in December

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Charlottesville’s Best Wineries

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When planning a Charlottesville wine tour, many customers ask us where to go. While we love to share our own preferences, you’re best served by knowing the preferences of our wine tour customers. Here is list of the top 6 Charlottesville wineries. Only wineries receiving 5 or more reviews made it to the list. Here we go.

No.6  Veritas Vineyard & Winery

The best tasting room around. Pristine setting. Rated 7.9 by Wish Wish wine tour customers.

No.5  Blue Mountain Brewery

We know it’s not a winery, but Blue Mountain is frequently visited while on a wine tour, especially for lunch or dinner. And well appreciated with an 8.1 rating.

No.4  Afton Mountain Vineyards

Beautiful views and great facilities in- and outdoors make this a hard to beat vineyard. Rating of 8.4.

No.3  King Family Vineyards

Charlottesville’s most visited. Check out the Sunday polo games if you can. Rating of 8.6.

No.2  Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

New kid on the block, but already on top of many wine lovers’ list. Received a 8.9 rating from Wish Wish wine tour customers.

No.1 Trump Winery

Trump has placed this prestigious winery back on the map. The only venue that has a sparkling white wine in the tasting room. Earned an impressive 9.2 rating.

Our advice: check them out yourself! Check out our map of all Charlottesville wineries, breweries and cideries. Cheers!

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Help Admins get rewarded on Admin Day, in a quirky way

Help Admins get rewarded on Admin Day

Admin assistants have to remind their bosses of everything all the time. One thing that is kind of awkward to put on the agenda? April 24th, Administrative Professional Day. So, if the Admin Assistant doesn’t do it, how in the world is the Boss ever going to hear about it?

You can help. Download and print 3 quirky signs that “suddenly” appear on the boss’s desk. That’s all it takes. Happy Admin Day to all those hard working professionals out there!

Download the signs by clicking here

PS: Share a picture of a sign on a boss’s desk on our Facebook page and you might win a 45 minute massage.

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What Mom really wants for Mother’s Day

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Mothers want what they don’t have: time to themselves! So if you really want to surprise her with a gift she’ll love, give her a gift that lets her do what she likes best.

If mom loves to cook, sign her up for a cooking class, take her to that restaurant she has wanted to visit for a long time, or surprise her with a gourmet dinner at home with a personal chef. Beyond getting to the heart of her passion, your gift reflects the thought that you put into it, saying: “We appreciate you and love you and want to do something you will really enjoy.”

See all featured Mother’s Day gift ideas or check out the 245 fun things to do in Charlottesville and buy the one you think Mom likes best.

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4 Beers not to miss on your Charlottesville Brewery Tour

Charlottesville beer tour

4 Charlottesville brews are competing for the title of Best Brew 2013 in the Washington Post’s Beer Madness 2013. Out of hundreds of beers from over 70 Virginia and Maryland breweries, the newspaper selected 32 contenders. And we are proud to say Charlottesville produced 4 of them:

-          Devils Backbone Vienna Lager
-          Wild Wolf Local Wolf
-          Starr Hill Northern Lights
-          Blue Mountain Dark Hollow

If you were looking for a reason to go on a Charlottesville Brewery Tour, this is it. Wish Wish offers affordable 3 and 5 hour Charlottesville brewery tours that allow you to taste the 4 contenders, among many other prize winning beers. Check out our map to plan your brewery trip - just click on breweries in the legend. Cheers!

What is your favorite local beer?

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5 reasons to go on a Charlottesville wine tour now

charlottesville wine tour1 Spending time with friends = happiness

Spending time with good friends is high on the list of things that make us happy. Charlottesville wine tours offer that magical mix of experiencing something fun together, while having plenty of time to catch up.

2 Great Charlottesville wines for you to taste

Charlottesville wines are well regarded. Year after year, Charlottesville wineries produce outstanding wines that win prizes in competitions all over the country. A tour allows you to find your favorite wine, one you might enjoy for years to come.

3 Beautiful tasting rooms

The Charlottesville wineries sell most of their bottles locally. No wonder the wineries make a big deal of serving visitors well. Think top notch tasting rooms and knowledgeable wine servers. What is more fun than hearing from the winemakers themselves about what makes their wines unique? Good wine comes with a good story, right?

4 Picturesque settings and views

It is hard to find a winery without a great view or a nice rural setting around here. No matter what time of year, the scenery is gorgeous. The Charlottesville countryside has many surprises, and the wineries help you capture them.

5 Affordable wine tours

It’s no fun tasting wine while having to worry about driving. Charlottesville has many taxi and limousine services that drive you in comfort from one winery to another. Before booking, make sure you understand how the operator works. Is pricing per group or person? How many hours are included and when does the clock start and stop? What is the charge for overtime? If you plan on doing a tour on a Saturday, make sure to plan ahead, as they typically fill up fast.

Wish Wish teamed up with local transportation services to provide the most affordable wine tours around. Check our Charlottesville wine tours here. Looking for a map of all Charlottesville wineries, breweries and cideries? Click here.

What are your favorite wineries to visit? Leave a reply below. Cheers!

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Valentine’s gift ideas – Charlottesville

golf lessons for 2 charlottesvilleRethinking Valentine’s day gifts

How do you keep the butterflies fluttering in a long-term relationship? Research has found that to prevent relationships from getting stale, couples should do new things together regularly. It can be as simple as a romantic getaway or doing something a little out of the ordinary – like taking a flight lesson or learning how to juggle.

If new experiences are the answer to a happy and long relationship, there’s no better Valentine’s Day gift than one that takes you on an adventure together!

48 adventurous Valentine’s gift ideas.

 

 

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Secret to more refreshing weekends

Secret to more refreshing weekendsAuthor Laura Vanderkam gathered research on what sorts of weekends are best for battling burnout to ensure you’re ready to head back to business on Monday morning. It turns out, your meandering, lazy Saturdays may be leaving you at risk of burnout. http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/the-secret-to-more-refreshing-weekends.html

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What life is(n’t) about

This is the time for resolutions that result in bigger or smaller changes in our lives. So a great time to watch this video.

Don’t we all feel we should enjoy life a little more? What are your resolutions?

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WishWish gift cards on the Downtown Mall!

The Blue Ridge Country Store, a favorite of downtown lunch-goers, has $25 – $150 WishWish gift cards for sale! The Blue Ridge Country Store epitomizes what a “local” shop should be. It looks the part with an old-timey fascia and  feels the part with worn wooden floors and pot belly stove flanked by rocking chairs. Most of us working on the Mall have dropped in to partake of the extensive salad bar, picked up a homemade soup or just sneaked away with a delicious cookie. By giving the choice of over 245 fun things to do in Charlottesville, you are supporting local businesses like Blue Ridge Country Store and our partners. If nothing else, you have to at least get one of their Macaroons or Ranger cookies or Harvest cookies or…

WishWish gift cards as you enter the Blue Ridge Country Store

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