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Italian Wine Dinner Giveaway!

Posted in: Bon Vivant, Events, Giveaways, Upcoming Events, Wineries and Vineyards

I’m excited to announce a giveaway of two tickets to an Italian winemaker dinner at one of my favorite local businesses- Sona Creamery and Wine Bar!  The winner will receive 2 tickets to the exclusive event next Tuesday, April 22, a $150 value!

Sona Creamery and Wine Bar

Sona Creamery and Wine Bar

For a chance to win, enter in the rafflecopter widget below! The winner will be chosen at random and  announced on Monday!


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The dinner starts at 7:30 and will include a four-course tasting menu, plus dessert! The tasting menu will be specially prepared by Sona’s Executive Chef Frank Paris.

Luca Martini di Cigala, renowned San Giusto a Rentennano wine maker and proprietor, will be visiting Sona Creamery to present a selection of red wines, paired with a specifically paired with each dish.

Featured wines include:

  • “La Ricolma”  – Made from 100% Merlot grapes especially slected from prime vineyards and hand-picked when perfectly mature. 
  • “Percarlo” – Made from 100% estate grown Sangiovese grapes, especially selected buch per bunch, from the best zones of the San Giusto vineyards. It is a robust expression of the San Giusto a Rentennano terroir and a powerful, intense expression of Sangiovese. One of the elite wines of this Tuscan vintage. 98 points.
  • “Chianti Classico” – The San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico is a blend of 95% sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo grapes, hand-picked when perfectly mature.   It is fermented in glazed concrete and stainles steal vats for 14 days: during fermentation the skins and must are puped over and punched down a number of times to extract the maxium qualities form the grapes.  After the wine has been racked, the skins are soft-pressed in a horizontal press and the juice thus obtained to be added to the wine.  Aged in medium sized casks and oak Tonneaux for 10-12 months.
  • “Le Baroncole” – Chianti Classico Riserva le Baroncole is made from 97% Sangiovese and 3% Canaiolo grapes.  It is first processed in the same manner as the Chianti Classico and aged secondarily in French oak barriques for 16-20 months, depending on the vintage.


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International Food and Wine Festival Ticket Giveaway!

Posted in: Bon Vivant, Events, Giveaways, Holidays

Still Need Valentine’s Day Plans?

Planning on celebrating with someone special?  Prefer to drown single sorrows in a bottle of wine?  Either way, this giveaway is for you!

I’m excited to announce 2 free tickets to the Main Event of this Saturday’s International Food and Wine Festival!


Named one of Washington’s top 100 events, the festival features three areas of Food, Wine, Beers, Cocktails and Entertainment for you to celebrate with someone special (romantic or otherwise!).

jcb-061-268x164A $240 value!

Saturday, February 15


For a chance to win, enter the Rafflecopter below!  A winner will be chosen and announced Friday at noon!

*Winner will receive tickets via email.

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How are you planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day?



Follow the International Food and Wine Festival on Twitter @wineandfooddc

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