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Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé! The New Beaujolais Has Arrived!

Today, the third Thursday of November, marks the 60 year French tradition of unveiling the first wine of the harvest season, Beaujolais Nouveau. Beaujolais is located in the region of Burgundy, France, where winemaking traces back to the Roman times. There are 2,500 Beaujolais growers in the region. By law, Beaujolais grapes must be harvested [...]

Loire Valley Sancerre Rosé Finally Found

My first discovery of Pascal Jolivet wine was in Paris for my Mom's 60th birthday. We had their lovely Sancerre Blanc at Brasserie Bofinger (5-7 rue de la Bastille), Paris' oldest brasserie since 1864. And since, I order it whenever I can. Last summer, I saw online they make a Sancerre Rosé. As a Rosé lover, I [...]

Screwtop Wine Bar: Every Rosé Has Its Thorn

It's hot which is perfect Rosé weather as it's light, crisp and refreshing wine, and a pretty pink shade. Over the last few weeks I've tried several new Rosés at local wine bars. Last night I finally visited Screwtop Wine Bar in Clarendon, a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia. Their motto...drink what you like. So I [...]

Wine Discoveries: Summer Wine Bargains from Italy, France & Uruguay

Planet Wine Shop, my local wine go to in Alexandria, had a great tasting for their usual Wine Wednesday...Summer Wine Bargains. I don't know about you but I tend to go through more wine  in the summer (it's hot and I love sitting on the balcony at sunset), so it helps to discover great wines [...]

Eat, Drink, Simply at The Wine Kitchen

After antique shopping in Frederick, Maryland this weekend and a stop in Frederick Cellars, we ended up the sunny day turned rainy at The Wine Kitchen. Open since October, this is the second location for Mike Mercer and Jason Miller who own the three-year-old restaurant / wine bar by the same name in Leesburg. The [...]