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…

Taste of Terroir: Epicurience Virginia

Last weekend we had the opportunity to attend Epicurience Virginia; a food and wine festival held annually in DC’s Wine Country.  Located for the first time at The Barn at One Loudoun, the event is a true showcase of Virginia Wine Country’s unique terroir as well as the talents of local chefs who are guiding the state’s reputation as a…

Win 2 VIP Tickets to Epicurience Virginia

We are partnering with Epicurience Virginia to give away 2 VIP tickets the EPIC Food and Wine event on Saturday, October 15th at One Loudoun! Held in the East Coast’s premier wine region, Loudoun, Virginia: DC’s Wine Country. It’s where insiders come to savor award-winning wines and seek out noteworthy farm-to-table cuisine. Taste the finest in Virginia…

Taste of Terroir: Greenhill Winery & Vineyards

Middleburg is one of our favorite places to spend time.  Historic homes surrounded by picturesque landscapes, horse farms and polo fields, a quaint town filled with antique shops, fine dining and our favorite spot to spoil the dogs (Wylie Wagg).  Of course, we can’t visit Middleburg without a stop at one of our favorite local…

Taste of Terroir: Zephaniah Farm Vineyard

There is more than just wine that makes an experience in Virginia Wine Country great.  There are the tasting rooms of course, the views, the ambience and the stories; but there is another thing that makes a winery great– the people.  At Zephaniah Farm Vineyard in Leesburg, VA, you will find some amazing people–and the wine…