New Vintage Jazz and Wine Fest Pairings

Post by Tom Pipkin Photo by New Vintage Jazz Festival The second annual New Vintage Jazz and Wine Fest hits the Half Street Fairgrounds August 9th, so to whet your appetite we asked event producer Tom Pipkin to pair a few of his favorite jazz albums with the perfect wine. Behold the … [Read more...]

Summer at Vino Volo: New Menu and Wine Flights

Guest post by Tammy Portnoy Photo by Tammy Portnoy I am always running late–I can’t help it. So when I’m rushing to the airport, totally stressed, I am more than ready to get started with the relaxing part of my trip as soon as possible. It’s no surprise that I can tell you exactly where … [Read more...]

Class is in Session!

It’s time to start getting ready for DC Wine Week 2014 (Oct 11-18)! In preparation for our big week, DCanter Wine Boutique is offering wine tasting classes each month to help you brush up on your wine knowledge. Tickets Ticket prices for each class vary and include six wine tastings, … [Read more...]

Hot in the City: Wine Events in July

Photo by The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance For DC wine lovers, the summer heat is the perfect excuse to head out and grab a refreshing glass of wine (or three). Along with the high humidity and temperature, July brings us tons of great events happening throughout the month. Check out some … [Read more...]

Celebrate Bastille Day in DC

Photo by Clint McMahon Bastille Day, or French National Day, commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. This year, celebrate Bastille Day in DC like the French– party, dance, and drink plenty of wine at great events all over the … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]