Delaplane Cellars

Delaplane is one of our favorite small towns to visit in the Northern Virginia wine region.  The peaceful town offers great opportunities for hiking, country roads to get lost on and gorgeous mountain views to sit back and enjoy.  It also offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in Virginia viticulture with a handful of wineries…

Highlights from The Old Lucketts Store Spring Market

Every few weeks we take a drive up Route 15 through the rolling hills and pastures in Loudoun County.  While we inevitably end up at a winery toasting to the gorgeous view over a platter of cheese and charcuterie, we also have a habit of stopping at our favorite antique shop, The Old Lucketts Store…

Napa Valley in a Day

#winosdonapa Whenever we share our love of wine with friends, family and colleagues, the inevitable question comes up– “So, have you been to Napa?”  Well, we can finally answer that question with a resounding, “Yes!”  It may have been one of the quickest trips to Napa Valley that a pair of recreational wine bloggers has…

An Early Morning in the City: Cherry Blossoms & Northside Social

It has been a bit of an unpredictable winter/early spring for the DMV this year.  We won’t go into our views on climate change (except that it’s real), but we do want to share some photos from the awesome morning we had in the city yesterday! The annual Cherry Blossom Festival in DC brings tourists from…

An Afternoon @ Union Market

Each month we make a point to venture downtown and explore the city.  This weekend, we took advantage of a sunny afternoon and swung by Union Market for an afternoon of wine-ing, snacking and instagraming. For those who may not be familiar, Union Market is an eclectic gathering place in Northeast DC which features local artisans and…

Petit Verdot Dominates Virginia Governor’s Cup

Petit Verdot is by far our favorite Virginia red varietal.  A full-bodied red wine originally from the Bordeaux region, Petit Verdot is known for its strong black fruit flavor profiles of plum, blueberry and dark cherry and its bold and powerful color.  Although it’s more traditionally used as a blending grape for Bordeaux-style blends in the…

Our Favorite Wine Moments of 2016

2016 was an unbelievable year.  We drank some really great wine; traveled to new destinations; sampled amazing food and enjoyed some incredible experiences.  Although we are already into 2017 we thought we’d do a quick recap of some of our favorite wine moments– believe us, it was tough to narrow down this list! Our First…

The Wino Gift Guide has Arrived!

Thanksgiving has come and gone and the jolliest time of the year is here (especially for our fellow winos)!  While ’tis the season for popping bottles, opening up those big reds you’ve been holding onto for a while and overdoing it on the brie and gouda, it is also the season for gift giving!  Whether you…

Local Foodie Spotlight: Copperwood Tavern

A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to wine and dine at one of Loudoun County’s newest foodie havens, Copperwood Tavern.  With an original restaurant located in Shirlington, Copperwood seized a great opportunity to expand and bring their cuisine west of DC to the ever-growing One Loudoun district.  Following our visit, we can certainly say that Copperwood is the perfect addition to…

Taste of Terroir: Valley Road Vineyards

If you know us, you know that we won’t pass up any opportunity to travel to the Charlottesville area.  So earlier this Fall when a new winery reached out to us to pay them a visit we happily accepted!  This week, we’re sharing our fabulous experience at Valley Road Vineyards, the newest Virginia wine gem to hit…

Fall Harvest Wine Dinner

A few weeks ago we held our first annual Fall Harvest Wine Dinner with some of our besties and best bottles of wine.  The theme was simple– fall, harvest, wine, and everything white and gold!   Every course was paired with a wine that brought out the best in both the drink and the dish.  The day…

Taste of Terroir: Stone Tower Winery

World-class wine. Unbelievable Virginia views. Exceptional hospitality.  An elegant and warm atmosphere.  These are just a few of the elements that make Stone Tower Winery one of Virginia’s most popular wine destinations. Located just south of Leesburg in the ever-expanding Middleburg AVA, Stone Tower resides on the rolling hillsides of Hogback Mountain, family land that…