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Second annual wine summit to be held in October

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and first lady Maureen McDonnell are holding the second annual Wine Summit in October to discuss the current and future state of Virginia wine.

The event, held at The Jefferson Hotel on Oct. 28, will bring together wine experts and industry leaders from around the country.

The summit’s will feature British wine critic, television personality, and author Oz Clarke.

The event will feature tastings of Virginia wines, as well as other Virginia-made-and-grown products.

Panels at the event will range from topics on wine pairings with signature Virginia foods, an in-depth analysis and tastings of Virginia varietals, such as Cabernet Franc and Viognier, and a Virginia wine and oyster panel will also be held.

The event will be attended by winemakers, restaurateurs, sommeliers, connoisseurs, media, wine-shop owners and other industry professionals.

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