This weekend at the Wine & Brine Lounge, April 29 and 30, oyster and wine enthusiasts can continue to explore local terroir and merroir diversity with two different oyster varieties from Shooting Point Oyster Company. Based in Franktown, VA, on the western side of Virginia’s Eastern Shore overlooking the Nassawadox Creek, Shooting Point Oyster Company was founded by Tom Gallivan and his wife Ann Arseniu (who is CEO of the shellfish company JC Walker Brothers) over 15 years ag
Food people tend to live large, especially if they’re in the industry. “Excess” starts to look normal when eating and imbibing are your full-time job, but we all discover at some point (sometimes too late) that constant indulgence isn’t sustainable. After years of excess, Craig Rogers is working to bring balance back into his life and into the food industry overall. He’s preaching from a mobile pulpit - his bicycle - and we’ve been converted.
“I was all about excess. I emb
The Wine & Brine Lounge at the Gabriel Archer Tavern officially opened Labor Day weekend last year to showcase the diversity of local aquaculture by offering oysters from different waterways throughout the region paired with wines from The Williamsburg Winery. Oysters from Big Island Aquaculture were featured for that inaugural Wine & Brine weekend. This weekend, the Wine & Brine Lounge welcomes back the father and son team of Daniel and Bruce Vogt, who will be shucking their
Renowned American food writer M.F.K. Fisher wrote in her 1941 culinary classic, Consider the Oyster, “American oysters differ as much as American people.” Not only do American oysters differ considerably in terms of look and taste, so do the oysters of Virginia waterways. Although all oysters cultivated in local waters are the same species — Crassostrea virginica — each provide a different taste of their place. This weekend, visitors to the Wine & Brine lounge can continue t