After a brief hiatus and some minor vocal cord surgery, singer Adele came back to the music scene with a vengeance in the form of her song Hello. She broke and set some new records in sales and video views with a poignant and powerful story of love. The song is just beautiful although some […]

The Mandela family name is one that carries a heavy weight of responsibility because of the legendary Nelson Mandela. And after his death in 2013,…

There are officialy 83 wines that have been cited in the lawsuit having dangerously high levels of arsenic.  See the list here:  


Allegations that some of the country’s top selling wines contain dangerous levels of arsenic  – including Trader Joe’s “two buck Chuck” – were brought forth…

On Sunday, the Washington Washington Football Team lost to the Dallas Cowboys.  Bummer!  But this also happened:  Bread Pudding and Petite Sirah at the new Copper Canyon in Woodmore Town Center.  Losing, yet again, was a bitter pill to swallow but this dessert and wine pairing was sweet redemption.  Seriously, the bread pudding at Copper […]

You know you have an issue when, for Christmas, you give yourself the gift of food.  I love Bourbon Steak Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown, DC.  I decided to spend my Christmas evening eating delectables from one of my favorite restaurants in the District.  No cooking.  No cleaning.  Just total indulgence.  Merry Christmas […]

With DC Wine Week underway (October 12th – October 19th), it’s only fitting to dedicate at least one blog to what’s probably the most loved and misunderstood alcoholic beverage-vino.    We love the taste.  We love the scent.  We love the feel.  We also love what wine symbolizes–the “upper crust” of society. There are so many different […]

Tucked away in the high traffic Penn Quarter area of DC, Poste restaurant serves fine French cuisine.  Chances are you’ve passed the restaurant several times and never noticed it.  The front entrance is connected attached to Hotel Monaco and the side entrance is inconspicuous.  The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable of the menu.  The food […]

Firefly, located in the posh DuPont Circle area, is one of those rare establishments that lend its patrons a TOTAL dining experience. From mouth-watering cuisine to whimsical décor and unmatched ambiance, this restaurant appeals to all your senses. Executive Chef Daniel Bortnick has found the perfect alchemy between upscale, contemporary American cuisine and grandma’s old […]

Cheers! Moderate wine drinkers have reason to raise a glass. It appears that research indicates that those who drink moderately score better on dexterity, emotion and mobility indicators than those who abstain completely. U.S. researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine studied 5,404 people at the age of 50, and continued to observe them over a […]

Retired basketball star and healthy-living advocate John Salley has never been shy about discussing his plant-based diet, and now he will also be speaking out against the use of animal products in winemaking. Salley announced that he has obtained an ownership position at Vegan Vine Wines, and will use his position to raise awareness about the […]