A Bottle Of Pear Wine, Complete With The Pear

The fruit is still in the bottle — a great wine and a conversation piece. (Courtesy of Fabbioli Cellars)

What’s better than a wine made from pears?

A wine made from pears with a full piece of fruit in the bottle.

Just north of Leesburg, Va., Fabbioli Cellars has mastered the process of making pear-in-a-bottle wine, with great results.

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An agricultural flair: Virginia’s wine scene is primed for adventures

Virginia wines on display at the International Wine and Food Fest. Courtesy of Jessica Strelitz.

When local wine writer Jessica Strelitz moved to the D.C. area in 1999, she knew there was Virginia wine to be tried.

After over a decade of sipping, savoring and talking with winemakers all over the state, she talked with GlassifiedDC about ideas and tips for anyone looking to get involved in Virginia wine culture  — or anyone that just wants a great bottle of local wine.

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