November Tastings

Check out our upcoming free wine tasting events for the month of November!

You Should Be Drinking Walnuts From a Bottle

Contributed by Kara Newman A nutty, warming liqueur with Italian heritage, nocino (pronounced no-CHEE-no), is exactly right to pour when the weather starts to cool. This liqueur, made from walnuts, tends to offer gentle sweetness and spice, without becoming too cloying. Some producers harvest the still-green walnuts as early as June, following Italy’s directive to […]

2015 Bella Grace Vineyards Grenache Blanc Amador County

by Meg Houston Maker “As if pears had been soaked in bay leaf…” This estate-grown Grenache Blanc was fermented in stainless steel and released within four months of harvest. The color is an improbably pale yellow, like spring sunlight on water. The fragrance is correct for Grenache Blanc, but faint, with muted suggestions of Asian pear, quince, […]

5 wines made for sipping and light meals

By Dave McIntyre Columnist, Food June 4 (Deb Lindsey /For The Washington Post) Two rosés and two whites, perfect for patio sipping and light meals, highlight this week’s list. For good measure, we add a stellar Lodi zinfandel for those burgers and steaks off the grill. GREAT VALUE Victor Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel 2013 ★ […]

Wines of Tejo Seminar in DC

by Angela Logomasini In April, wine educators, sommeliers, and writers gathered for lunch at Barcelona Wine Bar to taste and learn about the wines from Portugal’s Tejo wine region. Located about an hour drive from Lisbon, Tejo lies inland along the banks of the Tejo River (also known as the Tagus River), which flows south […]