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Wine & Spirits: Flights of Fantasy

Wine & Spirits: Flights of Fantasy

Before the summer is out, check out Eno Wine Bar for easy sipping, nibbling and people-watching.

Wine & Spirits: Lambrusco Week

Wine & Spirits: Lambrusco Week

Kroll and Anda team up for a week of a dry, red sparkling Italian wine paired with cured meats.

Wine & Spirits: Think (Before You Drink) Pink…

Wine & Spirits: Think (Before You Drink) Pink…

Think all dry pink wines are created equally? Think again.

Wine & Spirits: Cheers to Dad

Wine & Spirits: Cheers to Dad

Surprise dad this weekend with some spirited finds to help him get his drink on.

Wine & Spirits: Celebrate Languedoc Day

Wine & Spirits: Celebrate Languedoc Day

On May 30, sip wallet-friendly, intriguing varietals from this sunny part of southern France.

Wine & Spirits: Fresh Picks for Spring

Wine & Spirits: Fresh Picks for Spring

Forget about the winter that seemed like it would never end with these light and lively bottles.


Wine & Spirits: Flights of Fantasy

Wine & Spirits: Flights of Fantasy

25 August 2014

Before the summer is out, check out Eno Wine Bar for easy sipping, nibbling and people-watching.

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Wine & Spirits: Lambrusco Week

Wine & Spirits: Lambrusco Week

08 August 2014

Kroll and Anda team up for a week of a dry, red sparkling Italian wine paired with cured meats.

Posted in Features

Wine & Spirits: Think (Before You Drink) Pink…

Wine & Spirits: Think (Before You Drink) Pink…

22 July 2014

Think all dry pink wines are created equally? Think again.

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Wine & Spirits: Cheers to Dad

Wine & Spirits: Cheers to Dad

12 June 2014

Surprise dad this weekend with some spirited finds to help him get his drink on.

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Wine & Spirits: Celebrate Languedoc Day

Wine & Spirits: Celebrate Languedoc Day

29 May 2014

On May 30, sip wallet-friendly, intriguing varietals from this sunny part of southern France.

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Wine & Spirits: Fresh Picks for Spring

Wine & Spirits: Fresh Picks for Spring

07 May 2014

Forget about the winter that seemed like it would never end with these light and lively bottles.

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Wine & Spirits: Brabo’s Fork and Cork Collaboration

Wine & Spirits: Brabo’s Fork and Cork Collaboration

08 April 2014

Brabo’s chef de cuisine and sommelier dish on the food and wine synergy behind the menu.

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Out and About: A Passion for SweetWater

Out and About: A Passion for SweetWater

11 March 2014

Freddy Bensch brings his craft brew to Washington's thirsty masses.

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Wine & Spirits: Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

Wine & Spirits: Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

27 February 2014

Area bars and restaurants celebrate the feast before the fast with Mardi Gras specials.

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Wine & Spirits: Drinking in … Louisville

Wine & Spirits: Drinking in … Louisville

06 February 2014

Before you hit the 'Bourbon Trail,' spend a few days honing your whiskey knowledge in this gem of a city.

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Wine & Spirits: Christmas Cocktail Countdown

Wine & Spirits: Christmas Cocktail Countdown

20 December 2013

Area bars offer daily sips inspired by the aromas and flavors of the season.

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Wine & Spirits: What Would Ron Burgundy Drink?

Wine & Spirits: What Would Ron Burgundy Drink?

13 December 2013

Area bars gear up for 'Anchorman 2' with drinks and events inspired by the much-anticipated sequel.

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Wine & Spirits: Repeal Day Events

Wine & Spirits: Repeal Day Events

04 December 2013

Celebrate the 8oth anniversary of the end of Prohibition at one of these spots around town.

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Wine & Spirits: To Pair or Not to Pair on Turkey Day

Wine & Spirits: To Pair or Not to Pair on Turkey Day

26 November 2013

Bottle suggestions — and a spicy cocktail — to consider serving on Thanksgiving.

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Wine & Spirits: Toast to Tempranillo Day

Wine & Spirits: Toast to Tempranillo Day

14 November 2013

Uncork a bottle of Spain’s celebrated varietal on November 14.

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Wine & Spirits: Easy Holiday Sips with Cointreau

Wine & Spirits: Easy Holiday Sips with Cointreau

31 October 2013

Kyle Ford and Dita Von Teese offer no-fuss libations party guests can even mix themselves.

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Wine & Spirits: Celebrating Champagne Day

Wine & Spirits: Celebrating Champagne Day

24 October 2013

Proof's sommelier extols the virtues of the iconic bubbly drink.

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Wine & Spirits: Wine Dinner Surprises

Wine & Spirits: Wine Dinner Surprises

10 October 2013

Wine dinners this fall at two of D.C.’s best restaurants are grape finds for diners.

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Personalities: Bar None

Personalities: Bar None

19 September 2013

As nouveau cocktail culture climbs to new heights, Washington’s old-school barkeeps keep it real.

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Wine & Spirits: Savory Tomato Sips

Wine & Spirits: Savory Tomato Sips

12 September 2013

Sample drinks using the fruits of summer's fleeting bounty, then mix some at home.

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Wine & Spirits: Gleaming the Cube

Wine & Spirits: Gleaming the Cube

20 August 2013

D.C. bartenders use infusions, frozen fruit to keep drinks cool in the last dog days of summer.

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Wine & Spirits: ‘Tales of the Cocktail’ Highlights

Wine & Spirits: ‘Tales of the Cocktail’ Highlights

25 July 2013

D.C.’s best bar talent takes on NOLA for the world’s biggest cocktail conference.

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Wine & Spirits: A Summer of Riesling

Wine & Spirits: A Summer of Riesling

03 July 2013

Find out where to sip this summery, yet often misunderstood grape.

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Wine & Spirits: “S” Is for…

Wine & Spirits: “S” Is for…

28 June 2013

Five super summer sippers for the season.

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Wine & Spirits: Behind the Bar with Kristy Fourie

Wine & Spirits: Behind the Bar with Kristy Fourie

04 June 2013

At Del Campo, the grilling’s not just done in the kitchen - the char is also behind the bar.

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Wine & Spirits: The Cocktail Contenders

Wine & Spirits: The Cocktail Contenders

23 May 2013

Try drinks from the five RAMMY-nominated restaurants for a chance to sip your way to the awards.

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Wine & Spirits: Steeplechase Sips

Wine & Spirits: Steeplechase Sips

15 May 2013

Bet on these wager-worthy libations created by local bar stars and inspired by upcoming horse races.

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Wine & Spirits: Behind the Bar with Steven Oshana

Wine & Spirits: Behind the Bar with Steven Oshana

18 April 2013

Oshana talks simplicity, why he's done with bacon drinks, and his invitation to the First Lady.

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Wine & Spirits: Cherry Blossom Concoctions

Wine & Spirits: Cherry Blossom Concoctions

01 April 2013

Cocktails, kicked up popsicles and boozy milkshakes to celebrate the annual Cherry Blossoms.

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Wine & Spirits: ARTINI recap

Wine & Spirits: ARTINI recap

27 March 2013

Paintings and inspired sips piqued guests’ eyes and palates at this annual event.

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Life of the Party: ARTINI with Milton

Life of the Party: ARTINI with Milton

22 March 2013

Hit up the Corcoran tonight to try martinis from eight of the city's best mixologists.

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Night Life: The Gryphon

Night Life: The Gryphon

21 March 2013

The Dupont Circle gastropub offers the best of both the upscale dining and spirited pub worlds.

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Young & The Guest List: Hot Spots

Young & The Guest List: Hot Spots

14 March 2013

The 40-and-under set speak out on the best of Washington.

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Wine & Spirits: Luck of the Irish (Whiskey)

Wine & Spirits: Luck of the Irish (Whiskey)

13 March 2013

The Emerald Isle’s native spirit continues to surge in popularity. Here’s why (and where) to drink it.

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Wine & Spirits: Teavine

Wine & Spirits: Teavine

04 March 2013

The alcoholic blended beverage is now exclusively available in Washington, DC.

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Wine & Spirits: Skinny Sipping and Dipping

Wine & Spirits: Skinny Sipping and Dipping

01 March 2013

The popular dip-eat-repeat chain, The Melting Pot, offers up some waistline-friendly alternatives.

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Wine & Spirits: The Rye Bar

Wine & Spirits: The Rye Bar

27 February 2013

A sneak peek at the whiskey bar coming to Capella Georgetown in April.

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Wine & Spirits: Be (or Don’t Be) My Valentine

Wine & Spirits: Be (or Don’t Be) My Valentine

14 February 2013

V-Day libations to get lovers in the mood (and make the lovelorn forget).

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Wine & Spirits: Wine Event Round Up

Wine & Spirits: Wine Event Round Up

12 February 2013

Several new oenophilic options awaits the D.C. wine lover.

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Wine & Spirits: Q&A with Jon Harris of Firefly

Wine & Spirits: Q&A with Jon Harris of Firefly

29 January 2013

Find out what stirs the man behind the stick at the Dupont Circle casual American eatery.

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Wine & Spirits: Presidential Potables

Wine & Spirits: Presidential Potables

16 January 2013

Washington bars and restaurants serve up drinks inspired by the re-swearing-in of Number 44.

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Wine & Spirits: National Hot Toddy Day

Wine & Spirits: National Hot Toddy Day

11 January 2013

Warm and soothing sips to fix up what 'ails ya.

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Wine & Spirits: Tricked Out Hot Cocoa

Wine & Spirits: Tricked Out Hot Cocoa

08 January 2013

Herbal or coffee liqueurs and boozy marshmallows add an adult feel to a childhood favorite.

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Wine & Spirits: Local Gift Guide, Bar None

Wine & Spirits: Local Gift Guide, Bar None

17 December 2012

Washington's best mixologists, winemakers and distillers offer up spirited gifts this holiday season.

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Wine & Spirits: Josh Berner Q&A

Wine & Spirits: Josh Berner Q&A

05 December 2012

The mixologist at Ripple dishes on fatwashing, wine promotions and citrus-y holiday sips.

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Wine & Spirits: Bonal-Based Cocktails

Wine & Spirits: Bonal-Based Cocktails

21 November 2012

A cocktail with the French apéritif is a delicious way to start Thanksgiving festivities.

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Wine & Spirits: NO-Veau Beaujolais

Wine & Spirits: NO-Veau Beaujolais

14 November 2012

Vinoteca eschews the young wine in favor of the region’s higher quality bottles.

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Wine & Spirits: Poste’s Winter Wonderland

Wine & Spirits: Poste’s Winter Wonderland

12 November 2012

The upper patio of Poste's courtyard keeps guests cozy this season with its coeur d’hiver.

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Wine & Spirits: Day of the Dead Cocktails and Promotions

Wine & Spirits: Day of the Dead Cocktails and Promotions

02 November 2012

Area restaurants showcase Mexican cocktails and dishes on Nov. 2 to honor the deceased.

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Wine & Spirits: Halloween Cocktails

Wine & Spirits: Halloween Cocktails

30 October 2012

Washington bars scare up witches brews, creepy concoctions and spine-tingling sips on Oct. 31.

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Wine & Spirits: Celebrate National Champagne Day

Wine & Spirits: Celebrate National Champagne Day

25 October 2012

Factoids and fallacies about Champagne, and where to raise a flute on Oct. 26.

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Wine & Spirits: Train’s Save Me, San Francisco Wines

Wine & Spirits: Train’s Save Me, San Francisco Wines

24 October 2012

The Grammy-winning band just released the fourth offering in its award-winning California wine line.

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Wine & Spirits: Political Potables

Wine & Spirits: Political Potables

16 October 2012

Exercise your right to imbibe with one of these election-themed elixirs available at D.C. bars.

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Wine & Spirits: Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest

Wine & Spirits: Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest

10 October 2012

Barley, malt and hops fans unite in Shirlington for suds from around the world.

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Wine & Spirits: Grey Goose Punch Wars Come to D.C.

Wine & Spirits: Grey Goose Punch Wars Come to D.C.

21 September 2012

Bartenders compete to create their best bowl-worthy libation.

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Wine & Spirits: Fall Beverage Event Roundup

Wine & Spirits: Fall Beverage Event Roundup

17 September 2012

D.C. venues offer eclectic, original opportunities for wine, beer and cocktail lovers.

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Nibbles & Sips: The Occidental, Forever Young

Nibbles & Sips: The Occidental, Forever Young

14 September 2012

Young-at-heart chefs and innovative drinks keep classic power dining fresh.

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Wine & Spirits: Cuckoo for Coconut

Wine & Spirits: Cuckoo for Coconut

10 August 2012

Mixologists crack open creative uses behind the bar for this tropical fruit.

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Wine & Spirits: Gin It Up for the Olympics

Wine & Spirits: Gin It Up for the Olympics

31 July 2012

Beefeater Gin offers up some medal-worthy mixology for London 2012.

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Wine & Spirits: Mad Fox Hits Its Stride

Wine & Spirits: Mad Fox Hits Its Stride

24 July 2012

The Falls Church gastro brewpub celebrates two years of house-brewed suds and ambitious cuisine.

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