Archives for August 2013

Washington Wine Academy Fall Events

Guest post by Victoria Ferguson Photo via Washington Wine Academy Join the Washington Wine Academy for a fun, casual class where you can learn about wine or beer, or amp it up with a professional wine certification. We also host many larger public events that are entertaining and … [Read more...]

Best DC-Area Wine Buys Under $15

Photo Via The Hill Is Home Guest post by Tanisha Townsend Walking down the aisles of your local wine shop can be a daunting task — rows and rows of bottles, some with beautiful labels, others with fancy handwriting and names you can’t even pronounce. What’s a person to do? Keep … [Read more...]

DC Corkage Fees

Guest post by Sarita Cheaves If I were to define corkage, I’d say it’s BYOB for a fee. Restaurants charge customers to open their own wine while dining, and who knew there are so many DC restaurants that offer it? I love it, and here is why: Some fees are free! Restaurant mark-up prices … [Read more...]

Virginia’s Signature Grape

Guest post by @UncorkVirginia In May 2011, the Virginia Wine Board designated Viognier as the official signature grape of Virginia. While some might argue it was premature to make this sort of decision, the designation provides several benefits from a branding perspective. Newer wine regions … [Read more...]

Cheese Heads United

Guest post by Sue Conley An annual gathering of American cheesemakers, mongers, retailers, distributors and “cheese enthusiasts” took place in Madison, Wisconsin, last week for the 30th anniversary of the American Cheese Society’s annual conference. Along with arranging classes, lectures, … [Read more...]

Top Virginia Rosés

Photo via King Family Vineyards There is nothing more perfect than sipping on a tasty Rosé during these warmer months. So take advantage of what is left of this summer, and check out our list of top Virginia Rosés. Tell us which is your favorite! King Family Vineyards Crosé 2012 This … [Read more...]

Planning the Perfect Wine Tasting

Guest post by Alison Marriott Hosting a wine tasting is a great way to gather friends or family for a fun night in. Here are my simple and easy-to-follow tips to get you started. Keep It Focused Choose a theme. Some of my favorite wine tasting themes focus on a specific region, … [Read more...]

5 Best Food & Wine Picnic Pairings

Guest post by Candace Randolph Whether you're hosting a small summer get-together or planning a date, a picnic is the perfect setting. It is romantic and thoughtful, and with the right food and wine it is sure to impress any guests you may have. Here are five of my favorite pairings to try … [Read more...]

A Stroll Through Virginia Wine Country

Guest post by Timothy Clune On a recent trip back from Richmond, my girlfriend and I decided to stop at a few wineries on our way home. Being relatively new to Virginia wines, I was excited to see what was happening in the vineyards of Old Dominion. I knew Virginia had a long history with … [Read more...]

Partner with DC Wine Week!

The 3rd annual DC Wine Week will take place in Washington, DC and surrounding neighborhoods from October 12-19, 2013. Expect hosted themed events throughout the week, paired menus and special offers from participating bars and restaurants. Partner with us and become a sponsor or co-host an … [Read more...]