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explore Wine & Dine Taste, Savor, Enjoy Barboursville Vineyards, near Charlottesville photos (from top) courtesy of barboursville vineyards and bluestone vineyard Virginia by the Glass The wines of the Old Dominion are quickly becoming new crowd favorites. By Scott Jones Virginia has a long and historic tradition of grape growing. Native grapes were cultivated in Jamestown by the early colonists almost 200 years before Thomas Jefferson envisioned the picturesque hills around Charlottesville planted with his favorite European varieties. Inhospitable weather and vine-loving pests decimated Jefferson’s Monticello vineyards, dashing any hopes of ★ producing top-notch wine in his lifetime. But his winemaking spirit lives on, and today Jefferson would be happy to know his dream is now a reality. In fact, Jay Youmans, a wine expert based in Washington, DC, characterizes the improvement in the state’s overall quality as “remarkable.” A bold statement, to be sure, but Youmans knows a thing or two about the subject — he’s one of only a handful of people (297 to be exact) in the world to have earned the prestigious Master of Wine designation. “I think the top third of the state’s 208 wineries are producing stuff — particularly the reds — that can Bluestone easily stand up to the best the Vineyard, Bridgewater West Coast has to offer.” may 2013 19

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - May 2013

US Airways - May 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Full-Service Hotels
Hub Crawl: Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Wine & Dine: Virginia Wines
Great Tastes: Old Town Tortilla Factory
Diversions: Anheuser-Busch
Great Escapes: Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar
Great Escapes: Aruba
Golf: Colonial Williamsburg's Golden Horseshoe
Adventure: Heli-Hiking in British Columbia
Great Escapes: Granada Hotel & Bistro
Adventure: Glasgow, Scotland
Adventure: Dipsea Trail
Great Escapes: Iberostar Hotels and Resorts
Gear Up: Gardening
Travel Feature: Hungry in Key West
US Airways: Painting the Past
Chefs Tell: Smith & Wollensky and Robin's
Must Read: Here Is Where
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - May 2013