When I heard that several Virginia winemakers were going to the London International Wine Fair to entice the Brits with Virginia wine, I was sorry I couldn't go along to write about the venture. Luckily, The Washington Post's London correspondent, Mary Jordan, was up for the job. She writes engagingly in today's Food section about how Londoners discovered that the First Colony is producing some terrific grape juice. There's some good mention of Barboursville, White Hall, and Pearmund.
The article mentions that Steven Spurrier spent some time at the Virginia booth. Christopher Parker, of New Horizon Wines, who organized the booth and is trying to market Virginia wines in the UK, tells me the famed writer Oz Clarke stopped by as well and enjoyed the wines.