Monday, July 31, 2017

Giveaway: 2 VIP tickets to Cochon555 in DC!

The Cochon555 competition is almost here and we want you there! On August 6th, 2017 the foodie experience of the year will be at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. and YOU could win two VIP tickets! We just wrote an article on why you NEED to attend this culinary tour, which you can find here. Cochon555 is a premier culinary tour advocating for the flavor and health benefits of eating and using heritage breed pigs. The event features 5 pigs, 5 competing chefs, 5 competing winemakers, multiple pop-up food stations, and 40+ types of boutique wines, cocktails, and artisanal brews. Check out this video from last year! 

Uncorked: Côtes du Rhône

Wine lovers around the country tend to keep their favorite everyday wines on hand, describing their cache as their “house wine.” This summer, as we look towards back yard BBQs, shoreside seafood feasts and fresh salads from the garden, consider a new “summer house wine” – E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc, Rosé or Rouge.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Uncorked: Bonterra’s 2016 Rosé

Nestled in the Mendocino mountain range just north of Sonoma and Napa Valley, Bonterra Organic Vineyards will celebrate 30 years of organic this year. Founded by organic winemaking pioneer Bob Blue, who in 1987 recognized Mendocino County’s ideal conditions for farming organic grapes, Bonterra Organic Vineyards’ collection of wines stems from an approach to farming that creates grapes that are pure, vibrant, and intensely flavorful.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Uncorked: Summer Reds

With summer here, it is time to light up the grill. While rosé may be the varietal on everyone’s lips, there are a few delicious, medium- and even fuller-bodied reds that are quite enjoyable in the summertime, despite the hot weather.  Reds aren't only for summer.  They can stand up to hearty barbecue sauce and red meats.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dining Out: Sofitel DC Summer Menu

Although summer in D.C. can be sweltering, the summer menus are worth going out in the heat. The seasonal drinks and dishes at the signature Ici Urban Bistro restaurant and the modern Le Bar at the Sofitel hotel quenched my thirst and filled my appetite!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Why You Need to go to Cochon555 this Summer

After twelve exciting competitions across the country, the 2017 Cochon555 tour is ready to take on the District for it's penultimate culinary battle before the final competition in Austin and the Grand Cochon showdown in October. Taking place on August 6th at the Watergate hotel in Washington, D.C., this culinary experience with five competing chefs, five competing winemakers, and five whole heritage brand pigs (1,500 pounds of pork!) is one you don’t want to miss.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Uncorked: Tom Gore

It’s officially summer, but it’s not too late to get the garden ready to grow fresh ingredients and make the most of your farmer’s market finds. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Ampeer: Sip, Savor, and Study

This July the historic Patterson Mansion in Dupont Circle will re-open its doors as a brand new luxury urban living concept. The mansion, built in 1903, has been renovated into ninety-two unique residential units. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Thinking of Drinking: Bomb Pop

 Shoot off more than just fireworks this 4th of July.  This Bomb Pop is one of my favorites that should be layered from the bottom- red, white and blue.  God bless America!