The ultimate guide to wine and country for the perfect evening of steeplechase



Create a luxury equestrian tailgate for wine and country living by RL Bethke

Wine & Country Life magazine shares expert advice on how to make your racing hatchback amazing, from horse riding style setup and menus.

Every fall is like a get-home reunion. It’s wonderful to spend the day outdoors enjoying the excitement of racing with friends ”

– Editor-in-chief, Jennifer Bryerton.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, October 20, 2021 / – Wine & Country Life magazine is pleased to launch the Wine and Country Tailgate Guide. Wine and Virginia horse country celebrates the beautiful fall steeplechase season in luxurious style, and Wine & Country Life magazine shares expert advice on how to make your race day amazing, from menu setup and planning to equestrian fashion, friendly bets and beautiful decor.

Wondering what to wear or how to win the best hat contest? Need some advice from a professional event planner on how to perfect your outdoor table and bar setup? Are you looking for recipes that are both easy and elegant? Wine & Country Life has you covered. There is even a beautiful new “Wine & Country Guest Guide” designed with watercolors for download from the website.

From fabulous fashions, equestrian table sets and horse racing etiquette to food and bar recipes that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser, Wine & Country Tailgate guides are full of insider tips to help everyone. world to get the most out of steeplechase, no matter if you’re attending the popular International Gold Cup, Montpelier Hunt Races, Foxfield Races or some other equestrian event. Partners like Chloe’s of Middleburg make it easy to choose the perfect outfit for the occasion while the Wine & Country team make it easy to organize the perfect horse fair with inspiring photographs, recipes, expert guest tips. and a finely curated selection of equestrian-inspired decor, tableware and accessories (including Dubarry boots) in their Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop.

Robin Bethke, Creative Director of Wine & Country, is enthusiastic about the atmosphere. “It was always about the luxury food, the fashion and the race day put together for me. As a participant for many years, one of my favorite staging tips is to incorporate a dramatic vintage element into the decor. The leather of a well-worn saddle or the patina of your grandma’s silver adds depth.

“Every fall we see friends that we don’t have the opportunity to communicate with throughout the year, so it’s like a homecoming reunion. It’s wonderful to spend the day outdoors enjoying the excitement of shopping with them and of course all the delicious food, oh my favorite is the Virginia ham cookies. It’s delicious and easy to eat outdoors, ”adds editor Jennifer Bryerton.

Explore the Wine & Country Tailgate guides to find your inspiration

For interviews or footage (horse racing, desserts, food, decor, parties, field bar, etc.), please contact the co-editor, Jennifer Bryerton at 434.984.4713 or concierge @

Ivy Life & Style Media, founded in 1998, publishers of Wine & Country Life, a biannual luxury Life & Style magazine in the Virginia wine country, Wine & Country Wedding Planner, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Virginia, and Charlottesville Family Life & Home Magazine, a bimonthly parenting magazine.

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