The Wine Specialist

(202) 833-0707 1133 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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The Wine Specialist has been a part of the Northwest DC marketplace for over 19 years. We sit on the edge of the Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom and Georgetown neighborhoods in "The Goldon Triangle" area, and have our own distinct personality. Each member of our team has his or her own area of expertise which allows
 
The Wine Specialist to not only offer its customers an incredible selection of fine wines, but DC's best selection of single malt Scotch, cognac, sake, soju, beer and more! Over the years, The Wine Specialist has become a haven for anyone looking for that "unfindable" wine, beer, or spirit. Come meet our staff and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, no matter how general or specific. And remember, all of our specialists are here to help!
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  • The recent discovery of 1,500-year-old grape seeds in Halutza in the Negev region of Israel has led to a vineyard's questions, not the least of which is, “How can you use those old seeds to make new wine?” This past week Seattte Post-Intelligencer reporter Erika Szymanski complied a 13-step list on how to take a handful of the Negev seeds and, t... Read More

    From the article Ancient Seeds? Seattle Site Gives 13 Steps For Turning History Into Wine


  • Defending the virtues of chemical-free wines comes naturally for Isabelle Legeron. The French winemaker and Master of Wine spoke with United Kingdom-based newspaper The Telegraph this past week about her mission to bring natural wine to consumers.  “Legeron, the indomitable daughter of a Cognac winemaker and the first French woman to become a Ma... Read More

    From the article Italian Winemaker Makes A Case For Ditching Your Usual Case of (Processed) Wine


  • Cyprus and Paphos vales, the smiling LovesMight leave with joy fair Madeira’s groves;A shore so flowery, and so sweet an air,Venus might build her dearest temple there.-From Camoens’ Lusiad, 1569, Volume I Canto V I’ve got no idea who Camoens is, but I’ve used this passage twice now, both times in introductions to Madeira auctions we’ve had at C... Read More

    From the article Madeira: Twenty Years on the Comeback Trail


  • If you're entertaining the idea of writing about wine, industry experts suggest entertaining yourself with good writing. That's the opinion of six experts who spoke with Forbes reporter Cathy Huyghe this past week at Napa's Symposium for Professional Wine Writers. The best way to learn how to write about wine, the aficionados said, is to read ab... Read More

    From the article Forbes Polls Wine Symposium Attendees For Writing Tips


  • Some California vineyards may need the assistance of the Road Runner in the near future. This past month several news outlets covered the conscienceless dealings of California coyotes as they chewed, dug and rough-housed their way through vineyards. “They're the top dog in California, totaling between 1.5 and 3 million,” Fresno County Department... Read More

    From the article Furry Nemesis Having Howling-Good Time In California Vineyards


  • This past year retailer Sam's Club became one of the United States' purveyors of a handcrafted, $168,000 bottle of Penfolds Block 42 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Ampoule.  The mega-store's Freehold, New Jersey, location hasn't sold their bottle just yet. “Some things in life are too good to be true,” Asbury Park Press reporter Shari Puterm... Read More

    From the article New Jersey Not Sold On Penfold's Power Wine....Yet


  • According to numbers released yesterday by international wine industry website Vitisphere.com, Spain is leading the way in global bio wine production as Italy and France play catch-up. “Unsurprisingly, global production of organic wine is dominated by the world's three largest wine producing nations: Spain, Italy and France,” the article said. “... Read More

    From the article Spain Dominates Bio Wine Industry


  • Once the purview of wine professionals, restaurant staff, and the geekiest of vinous geeks, in the last decade wine certifications have opened up to almost all levels of interest and knowledge. The big three in the U.S. are the Court of Master Sommeliers (focusing on wine knowledge and service), the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (or WSET, foc... Read More

    From the article Turning Wine Passion into Profession


  • I don't know if anyone else here has a taste for Calvados, but to me it's great stuff and a favorite, ever since I first ran into it at a working class zinc bar in Paris as the shot accompaniment to a demi tasse. Soon graduated to the better stuff, drunk after dinner most frequently, but even as an aperitif (and an accompaniment to oysters as I ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Think you've got what it takes to be a certified wine educator? If you do, the process of becoming a Certified Specialist of Wine or a Certified Specialist of Spirits just got a little easier thanks to a computer-based testing partnership between the Society of Wine Educators (SWE) and computer-based testing company Pearson VUE. “The Society of ... Read More

    From the article Computer Testing Now Available for Society of Wine Educators Certification


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