DCWAF Sommelier, Brooklyn Bain's Top Picks for New Year's Eve Bubbles

As many of you know, my philosophy is that bubbles are for every occasion, but especially for New Year's Eve. There's no better way to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new than with a delicious glass of sparkling wine. I also recently read that there are over 2 million bubbles in a glass of Champagne…so it's practically air, which is good... Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 18, 2023

DCWAF Sommelier, Brooklyn Bain's Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Recommendations

With Thanksgiving approaching, it's time to look at versatile wines with pairing options and tastebuds! If your family is anything like mine, there will be many palates and preferences. It's hard to please everyone, but this list to build a mixed case will help get you there. There is something for everyone: comfortable and familiar, adventurous Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 13, 2023

Best 4th of July Food Pairings with Sparkling Wine

It's almost Independence Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a crisp bottle of bubbly? Traditional 4th of July fair can be the perfect complement for the acidity and effervescence of sparkling wines. Read on for some of our favorite 4th of July pairings!   Gruet Blanc de Noirs This sparkling wine features tasty aromas, a meat-worthy Continue reading

Published on Monday, July 3, 2023

Best Nontraditional Wine and Food Pairings

Looking for some nontraditional wine and food pairings to shake up your routine? More often than not, if you’ve got a good bottle of wine, it’ll taste great with just about anything! Let’s dive into some of our favorite nontraditional wine and food pairings. Riesling and Birthday Cake Riesling has a crisp, citrus bite that is just Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 13, 2023

Our Favorite Wine Pairings for Valentine's Day

Looking for the perfect wine pairings to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones? We’re happy to share some of our favorite wines and the delicious food you could pair them with to celebrate the occasion.   2021 Reserve Chardonnay Reynolds Family Winery ’s first ever barrel fermented Chardonnay is their most complex and Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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