15 Oct 2014


In a Rut? Go Wine Tasting!

This is Alison Marriott’s first guest post for THIH. Alison blogs regularly about good wine and good food at Bon Vivant DC. She will be sharing tips, tricks, and other fun wine-related information from Capitol Hill and beyond with us. (–MHC)

Photo courtesy of Alison Mariott/Bon Vivant.

Photo courtesy of Alison Marriott/Bon Vivant.

One of my favorite things about living on Capitol Hill is the explosion of great food and wine over the last several years.  I’ve been living in Eastern Market since 2008, and have greatly enjoyed exploring the local food scene and getting to know our local small business owners.

One of my favorite perks of living on the hill is the sense of community these small businesses lend to our village within a city.  There’s just something great about being greeted by name at my favorite local haunts.

No matter what corner of the Hill you call home, there are a number of superb small businesses that feature weekly (FREE!) wine tastings. Often, the wine producers themselves are even there answering questions!

So the next time you find yourself in a wine rut, give one of these tastings a try. You just may find your next tried and true!

Chat’s Wine and Liquors
503 8th St SE
Closed Mondays

Wine Tastings:
Saturdays 3-6
Fridays 5-8 during the holiday season

Schneider’s of Capitol Hill
300 Massachusetts Ave NE
Open Daily

Wine Tastings:
Wednesdays 5:30-7

DCanter- A Wine Boutique
545 8th St. Se
Closed Mondays

Wine Tastings:
Friday 5-8
Saturday 1-4pm
Sunday 1-4pm

Harry’s Reserve Fine Wine and Spirits
909 New Jersey Ave SE
Open Daily

Wine Tastings:
Friday 5-8
Saturday 4-7

About Alison: Alison runs a wine consulting business called Bon Vivant DC out of her Capitol Hill home. In addition to teaching wine classes and conducting private wine events for her clients, Alison publishes a weekly wine blog, and creates custom Virginia wine country outings.  Her writing has been published in lifestyle publications such as Domicile, and on Vivino- the world’s most popular wine app! 

Find her online at www.bonvivantdc.com. On Twitter @districtwino, Facebook at Bon Vivant DC, and Vivino at Bon Vivant.


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2 responses to “In a Rut? Go Wine Tasting!”

  1. Alleigh (A Glass After Work) says:

    Congrats THIH and Alison on the guest post! I’ve walked by Harry’s a number of times, but I’ve never actually gone in. Now I have a good excuse (as if buying wine wasn’t excuse enough).

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