Archives for October 2011

District of Columbia Proclaims DC Wine Week!

Its official, the Mayor says so! We're very honored to have Mayor Vincent Gray give a big "thumbs up" to this inaugural event. Cheers! Lisa & Vanessa … [Read more...]

Washington Wine Academy Tasting Featuring Local Wineries

What’s a wine week without the Washington Wine Academy? Founded in 1989, the WWA educates more than 1,000 wine enthusiasts per month and hosts over 300 events per year! Luckily we’re one of those 300 as we present the official DC Wine Week educational tasting, October 19th at their location in … [Read more...]

DC Wine Bar Faves with a Tech Twist

Guest Post by BlairDC When I first moved to DC in 1999, wine bars were not part of the young professional bar circuit. We were all too poor to afford good wine, much less find it with the sparse collection of wine bars in the area. Twelve years later, I'm amazed by the level of wine interest … [Read more...]

DC Wine Week Closing Event: The Wine Down at One Lounge

By October 22nd you should be all wined up from a week of events, specials and menu pairings around wine -- and ready to wine down at One Lounge! Join the DC Wine Week team, partners, special guests and friends as we celebrate the closing of DC's inaugural Wine Week. Guests will be treated to a … [Read more...]

Chocolate, Cupcakes & Wine at Co Co. Sala

All good things come in threes! Chocolate, cupcakes and wine is a trio you don't want to miss. Join us at Co Co. Sala October 21st for an hour of unlimited Prosecco, five chocolate tastings, and cupcake chaser infused with wine from Cupcake Vineyards. Event: Chocolate, Cupcakes & … [Read more...]

Health Benefits of Wine

Guest post by Grant Hill An important part of living a fulfilling, healthy life is about truly enjoying opportunities to indulge. Now, by in large, we tend *not* to think of these indulging moments as the pinnacle of our health - instead we say things like “I’m being so bad” or use words … [Read more...]

Social Sips on Sunday at Dino

Highlighted in over 60 reviews on Yelp for their notable selection of wines, Dino invites you to a join them for a select tasting and light food pairing as part of DC Wine Week on Sunday, October 16 from 4-6 PM. Sample six fine Italian reds as the knowledgeable staff at Dino move about the room … [Read more...]

A Sensory Champagne Tasting with Food Pairing at Bourbon Steak

Bourbon Steak DC and Ruinart Champagne invite you to discover the oldest Champagne House in France through an innovative and interactive dining experience. The Cellar Master at Ruinart and a Perfumer from IFF (International Flavors and Fragrances) have identified 8 main aromas in the nose of … [Read more...]

TwineUp: Tweets and Wine at Urbana

We couldn’t possibly have a wine week in DC without a tweetup -- or TwineUp as we’re calling it -- to share our love of wine in real-time! Join the conversation offline and share your experience as we tweet n’ twine at Urbana Wine Bar on Monday, October 17th for DC Wine Week. Along with their … [Read more...]

Red, White, or Green? Drinking Eco-Friendly Wine

With organic goods quickly taking up more shelf space at markets and wine one of the world's favorite beverages, it's only natural that people seek the healthiest and greener options for consumption. We've compiled a few pointers to help you out. Organic wine has been made with grapes … [Read more...]