New year, new website!

We’ve been working on our new look and web presence. Just in time for the new year, MDC has launched the brand new, super fancy website.  Some of the new features we have added are the blogs about happenings around town and an updated listing of new products that tells you all about them and why you want to try them. One of the more exciting additions is the fact that most of the new MDC site is interactive. Follow the blogs and tweets and leave your comments and suggestions. Fun! Come check it out…be amazed! Or just the first thing.

www.martindist.com

 

Four Seasons Jan 17 tasting Top Rated Wines

The January tasting will feature wines that have received a rating of 90 points or higher from a publication such as the Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, or Robert Parker. We may include wines that were part of the WS Top 100 list.

        Tasting fee with Appettizers

$25.00 

When:
Thursday January 17th, 2013

6:30 PM

 Where:

Historic McFarland House

Martinsburg, WV

Please RSVP by January 14th 

The 2013 Annual Membership Fee of $10 Per Person Is Also Due 

Pat Woodson – pawoodson48@gmail.com

304.229.6148 (Home) 760.650.6953 (Cell).

Sunset Hills Vineyard; Local winery goes green

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Image provided by the Sunset Hills Vineyard Facebook page.

If the thought of green wine sounds like a St. Paddy’s prank gone wrong, think again! No, the wine’s not actually green but the method of making the wine sure enough is. Sunset Hills Vineyard (located in Loudoun County, VA) is making us proud with their eco-friendly approach to wine making.  Much like us at MDC, Sunset Hills has harnessed the power of the sun to keep their vineyard functioning with an impressive 154 solar panels.  Instead of fighting nature for control,  they work with Mother Nature’s quirky yet predictable behavior to achieve the desired results while subsequently lowering their carbon footprint at the same time.

“All farmers and vintners rely on the weather – and the sun in particular – for the quality of their crops,” says owner Mike Canney. “It makes sense to me to take it one step farther and to power our winery operations via the sun, as well.”

They go on to further benefit from the natural agrarian flow by dry farming and using cold weather and underground storage for cooling. It seems like a no-brainer to us.  The question remains; why aren’t more people doing it?  It’s 2013:  Shouldn’t we all be living and working responsibly, not to mention tooling around in our garbage powered flying cars by now? Great Scott! All kidding aside, it’s mind boggling how such an archaic  idea like using the natural flow of the earth actually turned out to be the forward thinking of the future.  It’s not regressing if we had it right the first time.

Check it out here. It’s actually pretty fascinating and I hear the wine’s no slouch either.