News, Events & Tidbits

July News

Village View Gold Returns! It took some patience, coordination and team work but we will finally have our latest batch of apple wine ready for the summer. Village View Gold 2017 will make its debut at Birth of Democracy and be available throughout the summer and fall (or until it runs out!). Be sure to read our latest newsletter to keep up on all the happenings at Democracy: July 2017 Newsletter (pdf)

Music & More in the Tasting Room

Saturday, 7/22 What Wine Should I Serve With This Food?
Sharon Cheng, Certified Specialist of Wine, will present a fun and relaxed conversation on how understanding five key elements of wine--acidity, sweetness, tannin, oak, and alcohol--will help you master pairing wine with food. Learn how to bring out the best in your wine with food and the best in your food with wine! Ms. Cheng is certified as a Specialist of Wine by the U.S. Wine Educators and holds a second-level award from the London-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Sharon has worked at a winery in the Middleburg AVA and with the Capitol Wine School's Virginia Governor's Cup competition. She does educational and promotional work for local and international wines and enjoys lending a hand to the Democracy crew at Northern Virginia festivals.
3 to 5pm

Voices of Democracy - After Hours

Saturday, 7/22
5:30 - 7pm
This month, we turn our attention to international affairs with Dean Cheng, author of Cyber Dragon: Inside China's Information Warfare and Cyber Operations.
What About China? With 1.3 billion people, China is the world’s most populous country but how much do we really know about this nation? Mr. Dean Cheng will speak on the Future of US-China Relations, and the problem of the "three nots":
Why Asia is not Europe
Why China is not the Soviet Union
Why this is not your father's People's Liberation Army
Understanding these three "nots" is essential for charting the way ahead between Beijing and Washington, which will affect global security for the decade to come. Mr. Cheng is the Senior Research Fellow for Chinese Political and Security Affairs at The Heritage Foundation.
Please RSVP your plans to attend to 434-263-8463.