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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Etto

Image:  The oven at Etto. Last Updated: 6/3/2020 Current Status: As of June 3, Etto is back to doing Take-out, including some of their funky wine list.  They have a patio, but have yet to open it up.  This was the first place we ordered from in March, and it was so good to know […]

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Week in Review 6/9/19

Image: Mojito at Little Havana (El Presidente in background) Below we recap the week that was at 17° Cork by Northwest. Two places were added to Recommended List: Little Havana – Alfredo Solis, the guy behind El Sol and Mezcalero, opened this fun, bright Cuban spot last year.  It is a great neighborhood spot, but […]

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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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Week in Review at 17° CxNW – 6/2/19

Image: Hedy Lamarr and James Stewart in Come Live With Me (1941) Here is a recap of the week that was on the site. Added to the Recommended Restaurant list: Seven Reasons – Three of the most interesting restaurants in Washington right now are about a block apart.  Maydan’s giant hearth has been pulling in […]

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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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