Archives for October 2011

DC Wine Week Interview with
Chris Houk, Bar Manager, Lincoln Restaurant

Guest Video Post by Tina McCormack Beaty Chris Houk, bar manager at Lincoln, looks for rock stars in the glass when picking wines with the philosophy of "if you have one great varietal then you don't need five different types of it on the wine list".  To bring wine of the people for the … [Read more...]

Were you at Urbana for our Twineup?

A Twine Up Review by Linah Colgrove (@LinahsList, What better way to wine up the week than with discounted wine, meeting new people, and getting away with checking your phone all night? This past Monday I found myself at the DC Wine Week Twine Up, a Twitter/wine party at … [Read more...]

Champagne, Deconstructed:
Identifying the Smells and Tastes of Champagne

Guest Video Post by Mickey Panayiotakis First, a confession:  I don’t drink champagne.  I don’t mean the I had a bad experience in college kind of “don’t drink”; I mean the Champagne is for celebrations and brunch kind of “don’t drink”. Dinner is generally accompanied by wine or beer (or … [Read more...]

Announcing the Winners of Wine Riot & SalesVote Giveaways at Urbana Twineup!

Did you join us at Urbana last night? If not you missed a smashing event -- and a chance to win tickets to Wine Riot this weekend and restaurant vouchers from SalesVote! Drum Roll please.... The following individuals have each won two tickets to attending the opening event of Wine Riot this … [Read more...]

Calling All Wine Directors to Socialize!

DC Wine Week is hosting an exclusive event for Wine Directors & Sommeliers in the DC area. The event will take place at Vinoteca this Thursday, October 20th from 8-11 PM and welcomes all wine industry professionals and restauranteurs. We will serve delights from Vinoteca and a selection of … [Read more...]

Rumba Cafe & Grand Cata Wine Tasting Event

In the spirit of DC Wine Week, Rumba Café is hosting a Wine Tasting Event in collaboration with Grand Cata – a Latino Wine Co. They’ll be featuring four Chilean wines paired with four select tapas -- Spanish small plates or canapés. It’s is a perfect opportunity for you to (re)discover the … [Read more...]

DC Wine Week Interview
with Lucas Paya, Wine Director, ThinkFoodGroup

Guest post by Pheniece Jones Lucas Paya is Wine Director for José Andrés´ ThinkFoodGroup where he oversees the wine program for all ThinkFoodGroup restaurants in Washington, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, as well as the upcoming SLS Hotel South Beach and Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve … [Read more...]

Wine Bootcamp: Health, Fitness & Wine 101

Want to learn the bootcamp basics of wine and get a good workout in too? We've got just the event for you! Join us at Georgetown Waterfront Saturday, October 22nd at 11:00 AM where we'll kick off with an hour workout by Grant Hill of MyBootcamp and short chat on the health benefits of wine. … [Read more...]

Video Interview with Manuel of Mio Restaurant

Guest Video Post by Tina McCormack Beaty Mio's owner Manuel Iguina talks about his vision for food and wine in his five year old establishment.  He buys the food local and from small producers to bring the flavors of Spain, Latin America, France and America to the table.  Iguina explains … [Read more...]

Maryland Wine is Growing! Check out Eat Drink Go Local Event and See Why

Guest Post by Regina Mc Carthy, Maryland Wineries Association Although geographically small, Maryland is home to 52 licensed wineries that make a wide variety of styles and types of wines. You will find dry Bordeaux blends, balanced Cabernets, fresh and crisp whites, sparklers, rose’s, … [Read more...]