Week in Review – 9/1/19

Image: Humphrey Bogart in a publicity photo The Maltese Falcon 1941 Schools are back in session and so were we this week.  We posted a new review and added to the recommended restaurant list.  We even made a trip outside the District, to check out Mama Chang – which was pretty good, even if the […]

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Washington, D.C. Neighborhood Wine Shop Guide

Image: Venetian Interior/Wine Shop – John Singer Sargent (1903) Experts will tell you that a key to getting into wine and enjoying wine is to find a good wine shop.  We agree.  Price, selection, and knowledgeable staff are keys to a good wine shop.  Convenience is also a key. Enthusiasm for the product can make […]

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D.C. Wine Shops – Schneider’s on Capitol Hill

Image: Look Up! We round out our list of great neighborhood wine shops in the District with another long-standing, workhorse establishment.  This one on Capitol Hill. Schneider’s – If you are attending a party on the Hill, there is a good chance the booze came from here.  They can handle bulk and single bottles of […]

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Week in Review – 8/11/19

Image: Florence Henri, Portrait of Lore Krüger (1937) via Haunted by Storytelling This week on the site there was a noticeable drop in traffic across all platforms.  August recess really does affect all of D.C.  We might have to mix up the postings for the next couple weeks until the start of school pulls people […]

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D.C. Wine Shops – Ace Beverage

Image: The place is Ace. We are nearly done rounding out our list of great neighborhood wine shops in the District.  This week we highlight one of the long-standing work horses in the Cathedral/Spring Valley area. Ace Beverage – The inconspicuous store in the business park on New Mexico Ave. has been doing great work […]

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Week in Review – 8/4/19

Image: Série “Momentos de Artur Pastor”. Braga (1950s). Lots of activity this week on our site, plus lots of news from the D.C. dining scene.  We added two places, reviewed two places and talked wine.  Here’s the recap: Added to the Recommended Restaurant List: Nama – It took several times for Michael Schlow to find […]

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D.C. Wine Shops – Wardman Wines in Brookland

Wednesdays, we have been working on building up a list of great wine shops in the District.  This week we focus on Brookland. Wardman Wines – This spot covers a lot of ground.  It is a bright open space located near the Brookland-CUA metro stop.  The selection is deep in some regions, but also does […]

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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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