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Wine & Spirits: Brabo’s Fork and Cork Collaboration

Wine & Spirits: Brabo’s Fork and Cork Collaboration

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

Out and About: A Passion for SweetWater

Out and About: A Passion for SweetWater

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

Wine & Spirits: Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

Wine & Spirits: Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

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

Wine & Spirits: Drinking in … Louisville

Wine & Spirits: Drinking in … Louisville

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

Wine & Spirits: Christmas Cocktail Countdown

Wine & Spirits: Christmas Cocktail Countdown

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

Wine & Spirits: What Would Ron Burgundy Drink?

Wine & Spirits: What Would Ron Burgundy Drink?

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


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.

Posted in Features

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.

Posted in Features

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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Wine & Spirits: Trummer’s Peach Cocktails

Wine & Spirits: Trummer’s Peach Cocktails

06 July 2012

This fragrant fruit stars in Stefan Trummer's summer drink recipes.

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The Dish: Alco-pop! Fizz! Bang!

The Dish: Alco-pop! Fizz! Bang!

03 July 2012

Spice up your Independence Day with fizzy, refreshing cocktails.

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Wine & Spirits: Liquid RAMMY Winners

Wine & Spirits: Liquid RAMMY Winners

27 June 2012

D.C.'s annual culinary awards gala not only celebrates the best in food, but wine and beverages too. And lucky guests get to sample all the luscious libations.

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Wine & Spirits: 10 Reasons to Drink Greek Wine Now

Wine & Spirits: 10 Reasons to Drink Greek Wine Now

12 June 2012

Assyrtiko, Agiorgitiko, Xinomavro, Moschofilero, oh my! Read on for a lesson in ancient Greece’s modern wines, and why you should be drinking them.

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Wine & Spirits: El Luchador Rosa Rules

Wine & Spirits: El Luchador Rosa Rules

06 June 2012

POV W Hotel welcomes summer through rosa-colored cocktail glasses.

Posted in Features

Wine & Spirits: Guacamole Festival at La Sandia

Wine & Spirits: Guacamole Festival at La Sandia

21 May 2012

Guacamole, chips and inspired sips are on the menu this month at La Sandia.

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