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 [...]

Alexandria Fest

1st Annual Alexandria Food and Wine Festival June 23

This first annual Alexandria Food and Wine festival on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 12-5 p.m. will transform the Carlyle District in Old Town Alexandria,  conveniently located across from the King Street Metro, into a lively festival, complete with live entertainment, a children’s corner, food and wine tasting, and food demonstration showcase area. While the name suggests [...]

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DC Wine Country: It is Closer than You Think

In recent years, Virginia has grown to be one of the top five producing wine regions in the country, and new vineyards are always popping up. Trailing behind California, Washington, Oregon, and New York, Virginia has started to gain a following and recognition for producing quality wines. The most common wines produced are Viognier (Vee-yon-nyay) [...]

Foodie Itinerary: Delicious To-Do Events April 23-29

Dining in DC’s Foodie Itinerary or To-Do List: Looking for some food-related events for this week or upcoming weeks? April is chock full o’ fun and delicious things to do and … eat! Below is a compilation of various, food-related events, such as tastings, festivals, and workshops or classes throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan [...]