Dave McIntyre leads this week’s Food section with a profile of Rutger de Vink, a Virginia winemaker who aims to produce one of the world’s finest reds on Old Dominion soil. The crazy part? He has many wine experts convinced he will succeed.
Jim Shahin takes an extended look at the recently opened Hill Country in Penn Quarter.
In Fairfax, Tom Sietsema checked out Curry Mantra, a bold new restaurant in the old Star of India space.
Catherine Zuckerman tried out the latest food truck to hit the streets of D.C., the Latin-flavored Sabor’a Street.
Is there a holy grail of whiskey perfection, and can bourbon label Buffalo Trace really achieve it? Jason Wilson discusses the distillery’s Quixotic quest and suggests a number of less-than-perfect bourbons that he’s been enjoying recently.
And finally, the first round of Beer Madness decisions are revealed, and Greg Kitsock discusses the results.