Valentine’s Day Celebrations in Wine Country

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day in Virginia wine country! Nearly every winery offers something special this month– a chocolate and wine pairing, live music, blind tasting classes, wine dinners– grab your special someone, your best friends or your galentine’s and plan a fun and delicious day sipping and savoring! Check out just a few of…

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…

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…

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…

Northern Virginia’s Premier Food and Wine Experience Announces Headlining Chefs and New Partnerships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NORTHERN VIRGINIA’S PREMIER FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCE ANNOUNCES HEADLINING CHEFS AND NEW PARTNERSHIPS ASHBURN, VIRGINIA – AUGUST 18, 2016 – Top Chef and Top Chef Masters alum Bryan Voltaggio will return to Epicurience Virginia this year as the signature culinary and wine festival makes its debut at a new location, One Loudoun. With the continued support…

Wine + Food at The Wine Kitchen in Historic Leesburg

Located in the heart of Historic Leesburg, The Wine Kitchen is the perfect spot to break up your day of winery hopping through DC’s Wine Country (Loudoun County).  The Wine Kitchen offers a rustic, yet casual atmosphere coupled with seasonal, locally sourced dishes and an exceptional wine list featuring flights, bottles for purchase and glasses. The atmosphere highlights…

The Best of Virginia: Early Mountain Vineyards

A few weeks ago we made our way South for a quick stay in one of our favorite places, Charlottesville.  We spent a great day tasting wines, walking around the downtown mall, enjoying a stroll around the UVA campus, and eating some of the amazing local food.  It was a great trip that was capped off in…

A Little Taste of Temecula

Late in April we had the opportunity to visit a few wineries in Temecula Valley, California.  Although our time was limited to only a couple of hours in the region, we were able to get a taste of Temecula’s wine culture, and boy was it delicious! This emerging wine region is located in Southern California’s Riverside County…

It’s Rosé Season!

Spring flowers, pollen, warm weather, rain showers, cool breezes– all of these elements signal the start of Spring!  One other element that tips off Spring’s impending approach?   Why the enormous displays of beautiful Rosé bottles filling the aisles of Wegman’s of course!  That’s right; it’s Rosé season!  In honor of the occasion and it’s impact on…

Five Unique Virginia Wine Country Experiences

A few weeks ago we took out the 2016 Virginia Wine Map on our trip to the Central Virginia wine region.  Cruising around TJ’s hometown we looked through the map and pleasantly recalled our experiences along the Monticello Wine Trail. Reminiscing about our time in the region, we revisited the tastings from our very first trip to Charlottesville. We…