Sweet Dessert Wine 101: A Beginners Guide to Deliciousness

Drinking sweet dessert wine is a unique experience in itself. The main difference between these wines and those that are less sweet is the taste full of intensity and richness with the unmistakable hints of fruit flavors.
How it’s “Deliciously” Made
Sweet wine is produced in several methods of increasing sugar and alcohol content with the goal [...]


Top Three “Must Sees” at Great Tastes of Tysons

This weekend is the Great Taste of Tysons, a food and wine festival from Drink.Eat.Relax. We went and checked out the sights, sounds and tastes on the first day of the festival. We picked out three “must sees” that today’s attendees can’t miss out on:

Whole Hog Butchering Session: Head to the workshop area one at 1 p.m. [...]

Red Red Wine. Image courtesy of  Faisal Akram Ether.

Great Bites and Sips at the Great Taste of Tysons

The fun and sun of Memorial Day may be a memory, but the summer festival season is just beginning. Start things off right with a brand new festival premiering this weekend in Virginia. Head to Lerner Town Square at Tysons II this Saturday and Sunday for the Great Taste of Tysons, a food and wine festival [...]


Wine on a Dime: Half-price Wine Nights

How about a glass of wine to help chase away the Winter Blues nearly every day of the week? There are restaurants all over the DC area included.

Restaurants tend to offer wine deals early in the week to increase business on slower nights—most promotions are on Sunday and Monday, but Wine Down Wednesday is super [...]


The Battle of the Bottles: #VinovsVino

The Young Winos of DC & BonVivant have teamed up with Veritas Wine Bar to bring you a series of wine tastings to find which wine region will reign supreme!
The Background
The first battle of #vinovsvino was held in September where France was up against California, the classic match-up of Old World vs New World. Guests [...]


Dining and Dating District Style: Ghibellina

Forgive me father for I have sinned. It has been nine months since my last Dining and Dating District Style review. A definitely unaccomplished mission to obtain Ryan Reynolds’ physique sidetracked me from providing prompt and regular reviews; however, a recent meeting with the good folks of Sparkology, a NYC-based dating service set to launch [...]

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Grape Crate Exclusively Only in DC

The holiday season is upon us (ready or not!) and everyone is making up their shopping lists for their friends and family. What do you get for the person who has everything? Have you run out of ideas for the wine lover? Or how about the spectacular party host? Do you have someone on your list [...]


Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron Wine Dinner at Equinox

Last Sunday night while the DC area prepared for the big storm, I attended an intimate Burgundy wine pairing dinner at Equinox Restaurant (818 Connecticut Ave., NW). Wine Producers of the recognized Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron in Burgundy, France came into town (despite the hurricane warning) just to attend our little wine dinner. Fourth generation winemaker, Sophie Meunier-Confuron took over the vineyard [...]


Winos: Events Just For You

DC Wine Week is here and getting a lot of out people out, drinking wine! But why stop at just one week?! There are always fun, educational, social wine events going on around town all year long. Between wine shops, restaurants and social groups like Young Winos of DC & French Wine Social it’s easy [...]


Fall for Virginia Wine

October is a month of many things, beginning of Fall, breast cancer awareness month, Halloween! and even Virginia Wine Month! With many notable wineries in our backyard, it’s a great time to celebrate this up and coming wine region. Virginia is gaining ground in the wine world as producing well-crafted wines with gorgeous wineries and [...]


Wine Lovers Upcoming Food & Wine Events

Summer may be coming to an end, but with harvest time right around the corner the wine world is just beginning to gear up. As a result, Washingtonians will see a plethora of wine events and festivals in the Washington, DC area throughout September. Below is a compilation of various, food-related events, such as tastings, and food and wine festivals.


Enjoying DC Wine Country: Loudoun County, Virginia

With so many good options for Virginia wine outside our back door, they all deserve their own post! This time, we’ll focus on Loudoun County. Nearly the same distance as Fauquier (previous post), Loudoun is just a short drive on Route 7 from the District. Enjoy gorgeous picturesque views of rolling hillsides, paired with refreshing, [...]


Refreshing Wine for Summertime

Now that we are officially in summer, and especially here in D.C., it gets hot fast! Heat advisories and temps this week are above 100 and that can only mean one thing:  cool, crisp, white wine — a nice Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Gris come to mind. Here’s a listing on where you can go [...]

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22nd Annual Taste of Reston: June 15-16

The 22nd Annual Taste of Reston, Northern Virginia’s largest outdoor food festival, produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, will take place Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 on Market Street at the Reston Town Center. I have attended the Taste of Reston the last several years and it’s good wholesome fun for the [...]