D.C. Wine Shops – Union Market

Image: Wine display at Cordial In our quest to catalogue great neighborhood wine shops in the District, we turn this week to Union Market.  There are two possibilities here, one inside the main hall and one outside. Cordial – The little spot inside Union Market has built a loyal following. It focuses on small producers […]

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Wine drinking is more subjective than horse racing…

Image: Edward Hopper,  Le Bistro or The Wine Shop, 1909. Oil on canvas.  At The Whitney Museum of American Art For Wine Wednesday, a quote from A.J. Liebling: “Wine drinking is more subjective than horse racing and nearly as subjective as love, but the gamble is less; you get something for your money no matter […]

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The Future of Wine Writing

Image: “There are stories in them thar hills!” – Barolo Vineyards via piemonteitalia.eu Eric Asimov, the New York Times wine critic, has a predictably thoughtful piece this week about the state of wine writing and criticism.  Asimov calls into question the value of wine criticism that centers on short write-ups and ratings of bottles.  If […]

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D.C. Wine Shops – MacArthur in the Palisades

Image: The Italian section alone is worth the trip (seriously, how many places carry five different Gattinaras?!) We have been checking out wine shops in Washington with the goal of finding great neighborhood spots to help you enjoy wine.  This week we highlight a spot that is already on many people’s radar. MacArthur Beverages – […]

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D.C. Wine Shops – Magruder’s in Chevy Chase

Image: “Italian, French, German…” Old school signage and faux grapes at Magruder’s We have been surveying the landscape for good neighborhood wine shops in Washington, D.C.  This week we highlight a place located just before the Chevy Chase Circle at the top of Connecticut. Magruder’s – The sign says it has been in business since […]

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DC Wine Shops – Barracks Row

Photo: Tasting Room at DCanter We’ve been checking out wine shops in D.C. hoping to help you find a great place to buy wine in your neighborhood.  Check out our WINE page for previous coverage.  This week it is Barracks Row.  There are two small shops walking distance from Eastern Market and the metro stop […]

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DC Wine Shops – Glover Park

Photo: A bubbly cabinet at Bacchus Wine Cellar We have been highlighting wine shops around D.C. in the belief that finding a good neighborhood shop is one of the keys to enjoying wine – and we want you to enjoy wine!  For the north end of Georgetown and Glover Park, we think it takes three […]

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DC Wine Shops – Calvert Woodley

Photo:  “A Ridge Not Too Far” – the wall of wine at Calvert Woodley. We’ve been developing a collection of great wine shops in D.C.  This week we highlight a shop in Van Ness that needs no more attention. Calvert Woodley – This is the beast of booze in D.C.  The indispensable PoPville declared Calvert […]

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