Tips: Celebrating Virginia Wines

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

· Local wines and local food will be featured at a dinner Oct. 16 sponsored by Les Dames d'Escoffier in the Willard Room of the Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Four Virginia wineries (DelFosse, Michael Shaps, Chrysalis and Barboursville) and their winemakers will be featured. Reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. $145 per person. Reserve by Friday via e-mail to or by calling 202-973-2168.

· Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro in Reston is featuring Virginia wines this month with half-price flights starting at $12 for tastes of three wines. Offerings will emphasize Loudoun County wineries including Chrysalis, Doukenie, Fabbioli and Loudoun Valley. Vinifera is in the Westin Reston Heights, 11750 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston; 703-234-3550,

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