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...]

Sonoma Wine Dinner on Friday, October 25th

Join Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar this Friday, October 25, for an exclusive 20 seat wine dinner with a pre-dinner wine tasting featuring the wines of Braida an Italian winery. The evening begins at 6:30pm, starting with a pre-dinner meet and greet and wine tasting, with wine expert Norbert … [Read more...]

Let’s Toast: Sartorial Tips & Sips This Saturday!

Guest post by Vino Volo Tysons Team Image courtesy of Vino Volo What: Love wine? Love fashion? Then this event is for you.FLIGHTS OF FASHIONVino Volo Tysons invites you to brush up on your autumn sartorial savvy while tasting wines paired with the hottest looks of the season this … [Read more...]

Yelp Asks How Merlot Can You Go?

Originally posted Oct. 9, 2013 by Kimberly S. on Yelp Photo by Dickson Wine Bar The age-old question, older even than asking 'Angelina or Jennifer,' is: 'red or white'? While we wouldn't dare throw a hat into that ring, we can tell you there are many choices in DC to experience a glass of … [Read more...]

Opa! Wines from Greece

Date: Tuesday, October 15th 2013 Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM Address: Kellari DC 1700 K Street NW, Washington DC 20006 Tickets: Reserve Your Spot! We're joining the Greek Embassy and Kellari Taverna for a DC Wine Week Greek Night! Greek for “cellar,” Kellari offers 350 Greek and … [Read more...]