It’s all about holiday wines and Thanksgiving pairings on this episode of Crystal Palate’s Wine Country. For some great ideas, we invited Bill Curtis, the owner of Tastings of Charlottesville on the show. Curtis opened the doors to Tastings in 1990 and was one of the first people in the country to have a fully integrated restaurant, bar and wine shop under one roof.
Tastings has been a staple in downtown Charlottesville ever since it opened its doors 26 years ago. An eclectic blend of new and old world offerings are housed in the wine shop area of Tastings just waiting to be discovered by inquisitive palates. Curtis tries every single wine before he buys to ensure a quality selection for his customers. Over the years, he has garnered quite the reputation as a wine guru. Here are a few of the accolades Bill Curtis has received over the years.
“William C. Curtis is a leading authority on Virginia wines.” – New York Times
“This dude knows his wine.” – Scott Jones, Southern Living
“If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, you would probably find him at Tastings of Charlottesville.” – Monticello.org
On the show this week, we are talking about classic and outside the box Thanksgiving pairings, the evolution of quality in Virginia wine, one of his favorite bottles of Virginia bubbly and perfect hostess gifts this holiday season. When you’re in Charlottesville, make sure to stop by and visit Tastings for an exceptional wine and food experience.
502 E. Market Street
Crystal Palate’s Wine Country airs every Saturday morning at 8:30 on Cville 107.5 and 1260 WCHV. You can stream the show live each week on WCHV.com in the Charlottesville market. You can also download the Tune In App or catch up on all episodes here.