Save the Date for DC Wine Week 2014

The dates for DC Wine Week 2014 are set! Pencil some time in your calendar for a few wine-filled nights between October 11-18. Get ready to sip your way across the District. Want to be one of the firsts to hear about the 2014 events? Be sure to sign up for the updates. DC Wine Week loves … [Read more...]

Half the Size but Twice the Fun

Guest post by PQ Resident Wine is fun, right? It can be a catalyst for a little bit of everything from agriculture education to chemistry lessons to lively dinner conversation to sparkling romance. And sometimes we want to double the fun. Enter the half bottle. No, this isn't what you … [Read more...]

December Wine Events in the DC Area

Photo via Mike Willis Happy holidays, wine-lovers! From Champagne tastings to wine dinners, there are tons of great wine events this December to get you in the holiday spirit. Here’s our list of events happening in the DC area: Greek Wine Happy Hour Monday, December 2, 4–9 p.m. Kellari … [Read more...]

Top Virginia Wines for Thanksgiving

Photo via Chatham Vineyards Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by sipping delicious wine with the ones you love? Whether you’re serving wine to your guests or bringing wine as a gift for your host or hostess, these local Virginia wines are perfect … [Read more...]

Champagne: Not Just for Special Occasions

Guest post by KC Ellis Sledd Photo by Plume It’s time to stop playing it safe when scanning the wine menu. Attention is too often paid to carefully selecting a fine Malbec or Pinot Gris, and it is all too easy to choose the second-least-expensive glass of Prosecco on the menu and call it a … [Read more...]

Loudoun County Virginia Wine Tour

As a fan of DC Wine Week, I was thrilled to learn about the partnership with DiVine Wine Tours to take wine week on the road. In the months leading up to DC Wine Week, three tours were available. I chose The Grape Escape, which offered three wineries I had yet to visit in Loudoun County: … [Read more...]

November Wine Events in the DC Area

Photo courtesy of The Local Vine Cellar Now that November has arrived, it’s time to start getting in the holiday spirit! What better way to celebrate than with festive wine events? Here is our list of events happening in the DC area this month: Greek Wine Happy Hour Monday, Nov. 4, … [Read more...]

Jarhead, Wines of Character

Post by Lisa Byrne, DC Wine Week Co-Founder Photo courtesy of Jarhead Wines In the spirit of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. tomorrow morning, I wanted to share this special wine my fiancé, Captain Lee Zawacki, introduced me to earlier this year: Jarhead, Wines of Character. … [Read more...]

Holiday Choral, Wine & Chocolate

The Cathedral Choral Society’s 4th Annual Wine and Chocolate Tasting Event will be featuring wine by Paul’s Wines and Spirits, paired with a selection of hors d'oeuvres by Mindy’s Catering and chocolates by Artisan Confections. The event will also have a silent auction featuring wine products … [Read more...]

Ten Fabulous Wine Walks Across the Nation

Guest post by Lorena Starkey Photo by Jim G The colors. The aromas. The way the light flickers through the wine as it swirls in the glass. The flavor, aftertaste and sensation of warmth running down your throat. All of these elements and more are why wine lovers everywhere know that wine … [Read more...]