If your gal knows her grapes, plan a date that’s focused on DC’s hottest spots for wine lovers. Does she love reds? Check into one of the Hotel Rouge’s “Red Hot” rooms, where chic décor and mood lighting create a stylish urban retreat and a complimentary wine hour Mon.– Fri. from 5-6 p.m.
If you’re planning your date for the weekend of Valentine’s Day, she’ll love you for taking her to the International Wine & Food Festival, Feb. 13-15 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The largest indoor wine event in the Mid-Atlantic, this annual event features more than 100 wineries pouring some 600 samples.
Otherwise, start your tastings at DC’s popular destination for wine-lovers, Cork Market & Tasting Room in Logan Circle. The market stocks an enticing mix of American and international labels, plus tasty finger-foods to enjoy in the shop or to take with you.
Next, steer your wine tour to Georgetown and duck into ENO Wine Bar. A recent addition to the neighborhood, ENO provides a menu full of local wines, cheeses and chocolates. And honestly…what more does a girl need? Take flight with “Jefferson’s Heirs,” comprised of three Virginia wines while gossiping over the “Clinton” cheese plate.