Monday, August 2, 2010

Oenophiles Unite! Taste the Day Away at the Tasting Room Wine Bar and Shop

It is a mark of sophistication when you meet someone who understands wine. I say "understands" instead of "knows" because each wine is unique and tells a story; therefore, there is more to wine than the textbook definitions. The Tasting Room Wine Bar and Shop recognizes the contribution and personality of each wine. With three locations throughout the D.C. area (Chevy Chase, Reston, and Middleburg, VA), the Tasting Room showcases the three wines made by Boxwood Winery: Boxwood, Topiary, and Rose. Although the Tasting Room Wine Bar and Shop is affiliated with Boxwood Winery, other domestic and imported wines are available. 
An up close look at the Enomatic. 
Recently, the Tasting Room of Chevy Chase debuted a revolutionary system for wine tasting through the use of the Enomatic (pictured above). Best described by Janelle Nanos in DC magazine, the Enomatic is an "Italian serving system that provides pressurized, temperature-controlled storage for wines, with small spouts that allow patrons to help themselves." In order to taste the wines, patrons insert a prepaid card, similar to a gift card. When money runs out on the card, simply reload and resume tasting.  
An inside look at the Tasting Room Wine Bar and Shop. Note the Enomatic on the left. 
Boxwood Winery is located in Middleburg, VA and is the brain child of former Redskin's owner and president, John Kent Cooke. The vineyards are planted with Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Boxwood is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, which Topiary is a Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend. In 2006, internationally acclaimed winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt became a consultant at Boxwood and produced his first vintage of Boxwood and Topiary. 
The Boxwood Winery Wine Bottles

If you are interested in tasted the wines of Boxwood Winery, then make your way over to the Tasting Room Wine Bar and Shop. Visit either of three locations:

Chevy Chase
Wisconsin Place
5330A Western Ave. 
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Reston Town Center
1816 Library Street
Reston, VA 20190

Middleburg, VA
16 E. Washington Street
Middleburg, VA 20118

Boxwood Tasting Room

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