Impress Yourself with Cameron Hughes Wines

Let’s face it: drinking wine in DC is a pretty ego-centric affair.  Unlike ordering your own cocktail, the choice of wine can be more about what you think others will like than what you like yourself.  And it can be nerve wracking to try to select a wine others will enjoy.  The only way to know…

Hot Hot Hot: Fundraiser for the Climate at Midlands Beergarden

You know about the People’s Climate March on April 29.  But the night before, come hang out with fellow friends of the environment for drinks and activities in honor of Earthjustice! Local brews, live music, rally sign-making and contest, and tons of great raffle items will help you prep for Saturday’s activities! Earthjustice is a nonprofit…

Gourmet Symphony Presents EARTH: Part of the Saloon Concert Series

Gourmet Symphony will be kicking off 2017 with a newly announced Saloon Concert Series event in Old Town Alexandria. The culinary-inspired musical experience will be presented in collaboration with Columbia Firehouse Restaurant & Barroom and feature performances by musicians from the Grammy-nominated Inscape Chamber Orchestra and soprano Jaely Chamberlain. Gourmet Symphony Presents…The Saloon Concert Series:…

How To: Bring Wine to a Holiday Party

And now, some advice on all the holiday parties and their ever-present companion, gifted wine.  Today’s advice giver is Daniel Post Senning of the Emily Post Institute and co-host of personal favorite podcast Awesome Etiquette. Dinner parties are a time-honored tradition, from the days-long banquet feasts of the medieval times, to the Tupperware parties of…

Stanton & Greene Makes a Play at the All-American Cocktail Menu

Stanton & Greene, just a few blocks from the Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue, is taking inspiration from its location in the heart of Capitol Hill and relaunching itself as a craft cocktail bar celebrating the history, heritage and flavors of these United States. The centerpiece of this rebranding is a new cocktail menu that consists of two historical recipes…

Snallygaster 2016! A Primer for D.C. Beer Fans

  Written by Senior Beer Correspondent, Anna Fu.   When I heard about the Snallygaster beer festival in the Washington Post, I reached out immediately to Haley to beg her to go with me. She said yes! and so we went. Here is my review, plus a primer so you’ll know what to do/what not…

ONE Campaign Pairs Beer with Advocacy

Two things I really appreciate are 1) fine craft beers and 2) people who endure discomfort for the sake of a good cause. Drinking a good IPA (like DC Brau’s new On the Wings of Armageddon!) is an easy pleasure, but it takes heart and dedication to stand outside on a 110-degree heat index afternoon…