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Celebrating three years of Drinky…

Celebrating three years of Drinky LaRue with this fantastic bottle of bubbly! The bubbly: Dhondt-Grellet’s NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Terres Fines 1er Cru. Eric Dhondt and Edith Grellet started this family owned business in 1986. Their son, Adrien, has taken over the business and is currently the winemaker. Can’t wait to see …

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I’m ready. WE are ready…

January 20, 2021 Today, the first Black and Indian Woman, Kamala Harris, walks into the White House as Vice President. Madam Vice President. An HBCU grad (to be specific a HOWARD grad) and member of the Divine Nine, AKA Sorority, Inc. Little girls all around the world know they can dream bigger and the universe …

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Bringing cans to the beach…

Okay, I’ll be honest I was going to keep these Maker Wine cans for myself. But decided it would be really great to share with friends. I love that the box came with notecards that listed the stories of each winemaker. Their stories are also on the back of each can. So we were able …

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Pinot Noir Day…

I normally don’t celebrate wine holidays but yesterday was Pinot Noir Day! Well I couldn’t pass that up! I decided to Coravin a little of this hand harvested 2018 Pinot Noir from Oceano Owner/Vintner Rachel Martin (Marbue Marke is the Winemaker). It’s bright, earthy, cherry, strawberry with a hint of vanilla. I made a little …

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DC Sake Tasting…

Ready for tonight’s Sake tasting with A Life Well Drunk and Toshio Ueno of the Sake School of America. Toshio is the only one in the world to hold Master of Sake, Master Sake Sommelier and WSET Sake Educator diploma. Through DC Sake Co, we are tasting the following sakes: -Amabuki Cup Sake Yamahai Omachi Junmai (earthy, complex …

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Cooking from the heart…

Jubilee: Recipes From Two Centuries of African American Cooking. This cookbook is visually stunning with great stories. “Through recipes and stories, we cook along with these pioneering figures, from enslaved chefs to middle- and upper-class writers and entrepreneurs.” More people need to hear and share these stories. They are important stories. American stories. If you …

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Rosé with a purpose…

It’s Rosé season ya’ll. Just kidding, I drink it all year around. La Fête du Rosé is made from 80% Grenache, 14% Mourvèdre and 6% Syrah (GSM baby!). This pretty bottle will not only make a great gift but it will be the perfect accompaniment to all your fresh, summer bites. (Or if you’re like …

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Stranger Things…VA Wine edition

As a lover of VA wine, it was pretty cool to assist and sit in on the SommCon session Stranger Things: New + Experimental Wines of Virginia session. This session shows that there are a wide variety of delicious and fun wines for folks to try that are unfamiliar with VA wines. King Family Vineyards …

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Deconstructing Spirits…

The next session at SommCon DC was Deconstructing Spirits sponsored by the Somm Journal. I can’t say I had a favorite (everything was fabulous) but the Germain Robin was really interesting – the new packaging will be released soon. Each panelists represented their brands and gave really informative information. Since Sagamore is so close, I’ll …

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I am WOMAN, Hear Me Pour…

On Monday, a ride over the bridge led me to Palette 22 in Shirlington for the Maker’s Mark event “I am Woman Hear Me Pour.” This event was held to celebrate Margie Samuels, co-founder of Maker’s Mark. Throughout the evening, Rachel Ford, a Maker’s Mark Diplomat, told us not only did Margie come up with …