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...]

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...]

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...]

Raise Your Glasses High!

Mayor Vincent Gray has made it official! For the third year in a row — the mayor has proclaimed #DCWineWeek. DC Wine Week provides an opportunity for the Washington, D.C. area to familiarize themselves with the local wine culture, explore the 27 wine trails and 288 wineries located in … [Read more...]

Tap That! Wine From a Keg

Guest post by Tanisha Townsend Photo via nwongpr We’ve all seen wine with cork tops, screw tops and even wine out of a box. But did you know that you can now drink wine out of a keg? Yes, you read that correctly! Wine–good wine–is being produced and sold to quite a few restaurants around DC … [Read more...]

Red, White & Wine: July Wine Events in the DC Area

Photo via The Lady and the Blog July is a month full of celebration, from Independence Day to summer vacations, but why not celebrate wine as well this month? Whether you’re looking for wine education or wine-related fun, there’s an event for you. Check out our list of July wine events below, … [Read more...]