Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ugly Sweater Bottle Exchange Party!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 6-9pm
It's that time of year again, folks. Whip out that ugly Holiday sweater and bring your cheer for our 2nd Annual Bottle Exchange party. To participate, you MUST wear an ugly sweater and bring a bottle, wrapped, to give to another member.

Here's how it works: You bring a gift-wrapped wine, valued between $10 and $20. We'll provide an assortment of delicious tasting wines and some hors d'oeuvres, and then the bottle swap will begin....

Space is limited to 40 Winos!! Only those who purchase tickets will be admitted. Buy your tickets here:

So come ready to discover some great new wines and get into the gift-giving spirit!
RSVP via email to or on our FB invite

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

FREE French Wine Tasting & Half Price Bottles at Eleventh

Ok VA it's your turn! Join the Young Winos at Eleventh where we'll feature a FREE French wine tasting given by our own member, Andrea! It is also Half Price Bottle night so once you find a favorite, sit down, order a bottle and share amongst friends! You may also order by the glass and their full menu will be available.

We will have the tasting table set up from 5:30 to about 9pm. Come by whenever you can and join in the fun!

Eleventh is easily metro accessible, only a block from the Clarendon stop on the Orange line.

Click here to RSVP!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Wine Tasting at Sign of the Whale

Wednesday, September 7
$5 wine tasting of 5 wines at The Whale with FREE food!! We'll be tasting 5 different wines and sampling appetizers. After the tasting, you will receive a glass of your favorite and it will be $5/glass of the tasting wines and/or half price bottles after that!

This is a great deal! Don't miss out. Please ONLY RSVP if you are CERTAIN you will be there. They charge me $5/person who's a no-show!!!

See you there!

Friday, August 26, 2011

We Turned 1!

Last night was our first anniversary bash at Urbana where we sipped on wine, engaged in great conversation and enjoyed delicious pizzas! The summer has been very busy for everyone so it had been a while since our last event. It was very casual where we celebrated all the good times we've had in the past and brainstormed new ideas for future events.

Despite the rainy weather, we had a great turnout!

Also, some local companies donated gifts to hand out to our members. Thanks to VA Wine in My Pocket for giving everyone a free iPhone/iPad app so we can navigate VA wine country! Also thanks to WineWear for donating creative sleeves for gifting wine. Everyone appreciated the gifts, I mean who doesn't love free stuff?!

WineWear's free gifts

Look at all the happy faces!

Long time Winos, Sarah and Christina

Founder, Jess with Jennifer

Wine Distributor, Andrea and Jess

Jennifer with another long timer, Mark

Hope to see YOU at the next event!! Stay tuned.


Friday, July 15, 2011

1 Year Anniversary Bash!

WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 5:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Urbana Restaurant and Wine Bar in Dupont
WHO: You!

It's been a great first year for us. Growing from only a handful of people to a list of over 70! Come out and celebrate with us at Urbana in Dupont where we will have our own private space! Happy hour specials will go until 7pm featuring $5 wines by the glass plus $2 oysters and half priced pizza.

We will be having door prizes as well so get there early to put your name in the pot! Door prizes are provided by Virginia Wine in My Pocket app, Zola Wine Kitchen and WineWear!


Looking forward to seeing you there!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

NEWS FLASH: We have a logo!

So after playing around on publisher for a little bit, I came up with our first ever logo! Now granted, this is not professionally done but hey, it'll do! I figured this group has turned into a lot more than I ever expected over the past year, it's about time we have something of our own! Check it out:

Speaking of which, we will be having our 1 year anniversary bash at Urbana in August!! Look for details to come. As of now, we have our own space, door prizes will be given away and your newest wino friends will be there! Don't miss out!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Food & Wine Pairing: Success!

Our June event was a great food and wine pairing held at Jessica's home in Arlington. We had 8 great winos attend, each of which prepared a dish. We had a wide range of dishes from crostinis to flank steak to asian bbq. Seems like everyone had the same idea by bringing a savory dish paired with a Sauvignon Blanc. Needless to say, everything paired perfectly. Check out our pics below (taken by Emily Neifeld):

The spread

8 winos and 10 bottles!
More Pics!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rose on the Roof

What better way to ring in Spring than sipping Rose on the Roof! Last Thursday, some veterened Young Winos along with some new faces all gathered at a condo rooftop near Chinatown for conversation, snacks and a wide variety of Roses.

Everyone brought a bottle to share. Luckily, we had a range of wines from New and Old World, different styles and different shades of pink! We all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and it was great to meet some new potential Winos. We hope to see you at the next one!

Monday, March 14, 2011

March Madness Wine Tasting: Bell Wine Shop

When: Wednesday, March 16th
Time: 5 pm to 8 pm
Where: Bell Wine and Spirits, 1821 M Street, NW (Closest Metro is Farragut North)

What better way to prep for St. Patty's than with a wine tasting? Join us for this month's Grand Tasting at Bell Wine Shop, a DC wine/liquor institution. Just $5 gets you a taste of over 30 wines from around the world.

Young Winos will be wandering around and sampling wines throughout the evening. Find us and say hi! We suggest getting there as early as you can, because the store gets packed.

Also, take advantage of the special deals Bell offers during the tasting. You get 15% off mixed cases and 20% off solid cases during the evening.

See you there!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Headin' South: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere Tasting

Tired of this wintry mix crap? So are we. So we're heading south to warm up--and to sample some delicious wines from the Southern hemisphere! 

Join us for our next in-home wine tasting on Thursday, March 10th, at 7 pm. We'll provide some delicious wines from south of the equator and some tasty snacks. All you need to bring is a bottle of wine from NZ, Australia, South Africa or South America and an $8 or $9 contribution. Guests are welcome too, so please feel free to pass this along to anyone else who is a) young and b) a wino. 

Where: Central DC (RSVP to to receive information about location) 
When: Thursday, March 10
Time: 7 pm 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Young Winos is going Spanish..

Wine and Flamenco Night at Vinoteca
Sunday, January 30th, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Vinoteca Wine Bar and Bistro, 1940 11th St NW

What better way to kick off your week than with sizzling flamenco and delicious (half price!) Spanish wines? (Yea, we couldn't think of anything either...) 
Join Young Winos at Vinoteca to watch flamenco and mingle at the restaurant's bar on Sunday, Jan 30th. The bar offers half price South American and Spanish wines from 8 pm on, and has a delicious charcuterie and cheese menu too. Be there by 7:30 to secure your spot because the bar fills up fast...hope to see you there!