Thursday, November 15, 2012

Baby Got Malbec!

1k Wine Walk

with Washington Wine Academy

Crystal City

Saturday, January 12th

If you haven't had the chance to participate in this annual event, you are truly missing out! Held indoors, this 1k is not about running or time. Walk from room to room filled with tons of wines to try.

Some of us been participating for years but this year we'll be forming a Young Winos team of our own!

Interested in joining us? Simple: Sign up for the 2pm heat on Saturday, January 12th. Cost is $40 and includes 20 wines, a glass, a tshirt, a race bib and food along the way from Jaleo and King Street Blues. Also, send us an email and let us know you'll be walking with us! Our team name is Baby Got Malbec (thanks Tanisha for wine-centric name!) and we plan to make uniforms!

Can't join us on that Saturday? The event will also be held on that Sunday. If you're interested in volunteering to pour at the event, let Alex know via email.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wheels Up Time at Capitol Hill Club

Friday, November 30th
Capitol Hill Club

We've been invited to host Wheels Up Time at Capitol Hill Club on 11/30. This is an every Friday affair but we've been asked to come join in the fun. Here's a little information from their website:

Wheels Up Time!
WHEN: Fridays at 5:00pm
WHERE: Presidential Dining Room

Complimentary Buffet for everyone!
Raffle Drawings at 6:30pm and 7:30pm (must be present to win)
$4 Wine and Rail Drinks

FREE to enter and FREE Food!

Some of us will be behind the tasting bar pouring for our guests and theirs. Exact wines TBD.

*We have no affiliation with either political party. Don't let this deter you. Food and wine for all!*


Monday, November 12, 2012

Networking Happy Hour with Miami U Alumni

Young Winos and Miami University DC Alumni Chapter are teaming up to co-host a great happy hour event at Urbana in Dupont.

Join us on Tuesday, November 13 from 5-8pm to enjoy happy hour specials (until 7) and mix and mingle with fellow wine lovers!

RSVP here.
Looking forward to seeing you there!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

November Meet & Greet with ThursdayConnect

Thursday, November 8

This month we're co-hosting our monthly meet and greet happy hour with another DC-based group, ThursdayConnect DC.

Join us at Barcode to mix and mingle and enjoy happy hour specials. RSVP here.

Friday, October 19, 2012

FREE Blind Tasting of Rhone Wines (BYOB!)

Wednesday, October 24, 6-8pm
Weygandt Wines, Cleveland Park

We're at it again. Weygandt Wines blind tasting!!

This time our focus is on Rhone varietals. This event is FREE to attend, just bring a bottle of Rhone wine or the varietals to participate (Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre are common ones).

If you show up empty-handed, they are offering a 15% discount on bottles!!

Don't be intimidated if you're new to wine, it's all about learning from each other and having a good time. Plus, if we all bring a bottle....that's plenty of wine to drink :)

RSVP here.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

2 Year Birthday Celebration!

Wednesday, August 22, 6-8pm
Lost Society

We're Turning 2!! Let's celebrate on a rooftop with an open bar!

August is our birthday month! And we do love drinking on rooftops (ie Rosé on the Roof need I say more?)

Lost Society
Wednesday, August 22

Open bar to include wine, beer and rail liquors. Passed hors d'oeuvres will also be included: Bruschetta, tuna tartar and pulled pork tacos.

Come toast to another great year of Young Winos! Buy your tickets today before they sell out!!

**Ticket must be purchased to attend. $35 for 2 hour open bar!!**

Co-Hosting Grand Tasting at Bell Wine Shop

Wednesday, August 8, 5-8pm
Bell Wine Shop, 1821 M St NW

$5 to Taste 40 Wines!

Did I get your attention? It's the best happy hour in town and only happens once a month. August 8 from 5-8pm, the Winos are co-hosting the Grand Tasting at Bell Wine Shop on M St. This is where Winos all began so what better way to celebrate 2 happy years!?

Join us for a tasting of 40 wines from around the world for only $5! Must be a member of the Facebook group to get the discount. Also, 10% off purchases and 15% off cases! RSVP here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jazz in the Garden

Friday, July 27
Sculpture Garden

Join us for Jazz in the Garden! One of DC's best Summer traditions!

We will get there early & pick out a place for our fellow Wino's (check twitter for our exact location). Where we will listen to Jazz and drink deliciously overpriced Sangria - but hey when the rest of it is free is $18 for a pitcher that bad?

Come and enjoy Summer with us!

Who we will be seeing:
Incendio (Latin guitar world fusion jazz)
RSVP here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Win 2 Tickets to Pascual Toso Happy Hour

The Wine Cooperative is hosting new and educational events to wine lovers, aficionados, and novices alike. Events from happy hours, tastings, to winemaker dinners and more, The Wine Cooperative is bringing you wines and food from all over the world. Check out Facebook for more info on upcoming events here.

Luckily, The Young Winos is giving away 2 FREE tickets to the Pascual Toso happy hour on July 17th 5-8pm. This event will showcase Argentinean wines and the traditional Argentinean asado. The tasting lineup will include a Sparkling, Torrontes, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec. You can buy tickets here; use the promo code "ywtoso" to receive $10 off the full price.

But of course you want to WIN the tickets! Leave a comment on this post telling us why you love Argentinean food and wine and make sure you are subscribed to our mailing list in order to win. A winner will be chosen at random at noon on Wednesday, July 11.

Good Luck!

*Official contest rules apply: Winner will be chosen using at noon EST on Wednesday, July 11 and notified by email. The winner must have left a comment on this post and be a subscriber to our mailing list. This will be verified before the winner is announced. The winner must also be able to attend the event in DC on Tuesday, July 17th and must be at least 21 years old to enter.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sangria Sunday

Sunday, June 24
El Centro, 1819 14th Street, DC

El Centro has a rooftop and it's summertime! So why not enjoy a Sunday Funday sippin' sangria?

Join us from 5-until on Sunday, June 24th for more rooftop drinkin'. This time Sangria-style.

RSVP here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Grape American Roadtrip with Vino50 at the Green Pig

Thursday, June 14 OR Sunday, June 17
Green Pig, Clarendon

Once again Flag Day and Father's Day are almost upon us, and it's time again for us all to ask, "What is Flag Day?" and "What the hell do I do with my dad on Father's Day?"

Well this year at Green Pig Bistro it will be a celebration of the diversity of America's wine producing regions. Come celebrate the "Grape American Roadtrip" as we're joined by our friends from Vino 50. We'll be featuring a tasting lineup of All-American estate-grown wines from around the country, including: a sparkling pineapple wine from Hawaii; a pinot grigio from Michigan's Old Mission Peninsula; a chardonnay with grapes grown in NY State and produced/bottled in Brooklyn; a cabernet from Southern Arizona; a "Bordeaux" blend from the Washington State-Canada border; and a Willamette Valley pinot noir produced under pristine conditions.

Andrew Stover of Vino 50 and Beth Wolfe of Siema Wines will be on hand to pour these fantastic wines and help introduce you to the oenological backyard that you never knew you had.

TWO Dates: June 14th OR June 17th in the bar area

Time: 5:30-9

Cost: $22 (advance), $26 (day of) for a tasting pour of each of the 6 wines plus treats!

(Full Green Pig Bistro dinner and beverage menu will be available)

This will be a truly unique oenological tasting opportunity... please join us and buy tickets early!

Tickets here:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's Almost June!

Sadly, there are no new events for the remainder of May BUT there are a few fun things coming up!

Our monthly Meet & Greet will be on Thursday, June 7 at Vinoteca. Come mix and mingle with fellow Winos over $5 glasses of wine from 5-7pm (happy hour). If weather permits, we will be on the back Plaza.

RSVP on the Facebook event. Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Tasting Notes: Tasting the Regions of Italy

Wednesday, May 9
Dino Restaurant, Cleveland Park, DC

Welcome to the first Tasting Notes event! If people enjoy this event it will become a bi-monthly tradition.

We will be going to Dino's in Cleveland Park to taste, learn and enjoy some quintessential Italian wines. I will be giving those who RSVP a few (very short) articles on Italian wine that will outline the wines we will be tasting, giving those a background in the beautiful and complex Italian terrior.

TOTAL COST: $25 for 5 wine tastings, crostini tax and tip. Payment for this event will be collected in advance.

RSVP Here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

2nd Annual Rose on the Roof

Thursday, May 17 6-9pm
555 Massachusetts Ave Rooftop

It's baaaack! One of our most loved events of the year!

Spring can only mean one thing...Rose sippin' and rooftop drinkin' If you were lucky enough to be a part of last year's event, you know this year will not disappoint.

Join us on Thursday, May 17 at 6pm at 555 Mass Ave rooftop. This is an event solely sponsored by us which means everyone needs to bring a bottle to share. Last year, it was not a problem to go through about 20 bottles of rose :)

Don't miss it! RSVP here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Organic Wine Tasting for Earth Day

Sunday, April 22nd
Ripple, Cleveland Park, DC

This Earth Day visit us at Ripple in Cleveland Park to taste some of their organic/bio dynamic wines. The tasting will be led by their sommelier who will discuss the organic wine industry. After the tasting, those wines will be offered at a discounted price to enjoy by the glass!

This tasting fee is $10 per person. RSVP here.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Monthly Meet & Greet at Vinoteca

Our group is growing every week (yay!) so to welcome our new members, we'll be hosting a monthly meet and greet at Vinoteca the first Thursday of every month. Our first one will be Thursday, April 5.

New AND old members are welcome. Mark your calendars from here on out...Vinoteca, first Thursday of every month from 5-7pm

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Virginia Wine Country Trip

Sunday, April 1

Wine country is in our backyard! Join us as we venture out to Loudoun County to visit Hillsborough & Casanel Vineyards. Scenic views and great wines are the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon and a great way to kick off Spring. Pack a picnic and join us!

Details on transportation to come. If enough interest is shown (via comments below), we will look into a Reston Limo bus.

Can't wait for our first VA Wine trip!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wine Tasting with Scoutmob at Panache

Thursday, March 8th 7-9pm
Panache Restaurant, 1725 Desales St NW, DC

We're teaming up with the deal site, Scoutmob for our next event! Enjoy a wine tasting led by their sommelier as well as special pricing.

More details to come, stay tuned.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Bubbly Tasting with DCanted & DC Patisserie

Tuesday, February 7th 6:30pm
555 Massachusetts Ave Lounge

Nothing says Valentine's Day quite like Bubbly and chocolates! Join us for a bubbly tasting with 2 of our very own Winos, Ali & Rachel. They just launched a private wine tasting business, DCanted. So, let's toast to their new endeavor and enjoy a great bubbly tasting!

JUST ANNOUNCED: DC Patisserie will be at our next event showcasing her Macarons and other treats. Bring some extra $ to purchase perfect Valentine's Day gifts!!

As always, a $10 donation is requested for the tasting wines, chocolates and room rental and don't forget to bring a bottle of bubbly to share!