Bon Vivant: (n) a person having cultivated, refined, and sociable tastes especially with respect to food and drink.


AlisonMarriottAlison Marriott, Owner & Founder of Bon Vivant DC

Alison is certified through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (Level II, with distinction) and a Dame Chevalier in the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne.

Wine is inherently tied to the bon vivant’s enjoyment of the good life.  It is often a component to the most festive and memorable life occasions.  However, it needn’t be limited to weddings and fancy galas, and it certainly doesn’t have to be stuffy!

Often the most memorable events in life are evenings spent in the company of good friends, good food, and a bottle of wine on the back porch or gathered around the fireplace. Wine should be about enjoying life, right down to the last drop.

It is my hope that through Bon Vivant DC’s wine tasting and events, I will help others expand their own knowledge and enjoyment of wine, thereby enhancing life’s most festive occasions.