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Kristi Eno Wine Bar

Two new wine bars have recently opened in northwest, DC, first Eno Wine Bar in Georgetown last fall, followed by Flight Wine Bar in Chinatown early this year. “There’s nothing like our wine list here in DC,” said Kabin Amir, co-owner of Flight Wine Bar. “Its combination of quality and value is unprecedented.” Amir and… read more »

RdV Vineyards

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California’s Napa Valley is riddled with wineries of miniscule production levels, extremely high prices and impossible-to-get wines. Enthusiasts wait for months (or years!) to land a treasured spot on the “mailing list” enabling them to purchase wine, usually Cabernet Sauvignon, by the bottle through their yearly bestowed allocation. Their names are a thing of legend:… read more »

How to Taste Like a Pro | The DC International Wine & Food Festival

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Are We Witness to a Sherry Revolution?

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Last summer, my husband and I visited Sanlucar de Barrameda DO, one of three towns in Spain that make up the Sherry Triangle where Sherry can be legally produced. We spent part of a day at Bodegas Hildago-La Gitana. The town is known for fabulous prawns and a very specific style of Fino Sherry called… read more »

10 Divine Wines Under $10

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I recently approached area wine professionals and asked them to recommend wines to drink with roasts, ham and turkey, and to bring along to holiday parties this season. Then I added a caveat. The bottles had to cost around $10 or less and be available locally. Wine sales peak for the year in December. Pricier… read more »

Beer-Wine Hybrids

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As any oenophile knows, the process of turning sugar into alcohol is called fermentation. True beer geeks know that this process has gone on for millennia and that yeast turns grapes to wine and grains to beer. But when grains and grapes are fermented together – you get a beer-wine hybrid. Essentially, beer-wine hybrids are… read more »

A Future in History and Wine: The Winery at Bull Run

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By Erin Miuccio History, community, and wine have found a beautiful home at The Winery at Bull Run in Centreville, Virginia. Located right off Route 66, the Winery at Bull Run (or TWABR on Twitter) is one of the closest wineries to DC. While it has only been a year since its doors opened, the… read more »

Exploring a New World of Wine

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William Smith was at work one day surveying the patio with a colleague, and was struck with an idea. “It looked like a battlefield,” said the general manager of the Grille at Morrison House in Alexandria. The thought turned competitive. Morrison House’s menu is French-influenced. France. Wine. French wine versus the world. And thus, First… read more »

Epicurience: An Epic Wine Experience In Loudoun County

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Virginia is one of the nation’s top wine producing states, and consequently is home to a number of popular, weekend wine festivals. This month we look to the Epicurience festival in Loudoun county.  The organizers of Epicurience Virginia – a three-day wine and food spectacular to be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, across Loudoun… read more »

DMV Restaurants Look Local

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Restaurants across the region are proudly educating their diners and drinkers about wines being bottled in Virginia and Maryland. They’ve developed unique ways to promote the bounty – from deals by the glass, to wine dinners, to participating in festivals celebrating the vines. At Harth in McLean, executive chef Tom Elder made an early effort… read more »