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Introducing bricks and mortar, even though they’re not ours

We’re proud to announce that you can now buy 15 different wines imported by First Vine at DCanter, Washington DC’s newest wine store!  DCanter is located at 545 8th St. SE, on Barrack’s Row. Shocking, right?  We’ve sold wine to … Continue reading

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A Cool Idea for Leftover Pasta

Usually when we have pasta left over we’ll make a baked pasta dish by layering the cooked pasta in a baking dish with marinara sauce, cottage or ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and whatever cooked vegetables or meat we have on hand.  … Continue reading

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A Belated St Patrick’s Day

So maybe you bought the cabbage but never got around to the whole corned beef , cabbage and potatoes thing.  And that head of cabbage is still sitting in your produce drawer (taking up a ton of space I might … Continue reading

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Broccoli for 8 Year Olds (and for the rest of us)

As a parent, one of your main jobs is dreaming up creative ways of getting green vegetables into your child. Our girl’s green veg repertoire consists of edamame, green beans and the occasional spinach leaf or celery stalk. We’ve of … Continue reading

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You won’t feel hung over having a whole bottle of champagne this Valentine’s Day

There are a lot of conflicting thoughts out there about Valentine’s Day.  Couples in relatively new relationships wonder how big a deal they should make about it, longstanding couples may decide to skip the chocolates and roses (although I’d never … Continue reading

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Wine Heaven – on The Hill

Tom is the managing partner of First Vine; he runs the day to day operations and selects all of our fabulous wines. I’m involved more on an “as needed” basis; I’m a Washington DC Realtor in my other life. The … Continue reading

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Wine — not ready for prime time anymore?

Have you noticed that we don’t see commercials for wine on TV these days?  Plenty of beer commercials, and even the occasional Arbor Mist ad.  But not wine, at least not that I see in my limited TV watching. Sure, … Continue reading

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Cooking with wine means you have to put some in your food too

We’ve been doing a lot of wine tastings lately, and people have asked questions about cooking with wine.   Since many of us will be cooking a lot over the next month, I thought I’d share some of the discussions I’ve … Continue reading

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Fast Comfort

Our friend Sue at the blog Food Network Musings invited us to participate in an online food bloggers’ event today to benefit those who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  We are all sharing a recipe for a comfort food dish , … Continue reading

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The Real Showdown: Sweet Potatoes vs Yams

Sorry.  It’s not Republicans vs Democrats or even boxers vs briefs …  it’s sweet potatoes vs yams!  Do you know the difference?  It’s confusing, I know, when they are even mislabeled at the grocery store.  But, trust me, a sweet potato … Continue reading

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