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DC Wine Week Opening VIP Event: Veritas Wine Bar – Veni Vidi Vino

DC Wine Week spoiled their VIP guests Saturday night (Oct. 12) with a fantastic wine tasting and charcuterie menu at the Veritas Wine Bar. Attendees worked their way through seven wines, starting with sparkling whites, then making their way down through the reds, and finishing off with a sparkling white apéritif. While attendees sampled their wines, beautiful plates of cured meats and cheeses were offered. Each pairing was prepared by wine connoisseur and general manager Jamie Smith. Samples were numbered and labeled so guests knew which food offering paired best with the wine they were currently tasting. It was a simple and well organized tasting. Perfect for a newb taster such as myself.

Wines and food pairings included:

Sparkling NV Rossignol de Moragas Cava Brut – A well balanced, easy to drink with apple and pear aromas from Spain. Paired with Prosciutto.

Sparkling NV Cricova Brut – A semisweet wine with a delicate and harmonious taste from Moldova. Paired with Wild Boar Salami.

Slow Down Wines “Broken Dreams” Chardonnay 2012 – A beautiful California wine with notes of citrus and tropical fruit. Paired with Ptit Basque

Voignier Reserve 2012 – A wine from our very own Barboursville, VA with notes of pear, passion fruit, and hints of citrus. Paired with Marco Polo Cheese.

Laetitia Pinot Noir 2012 – An elegant red wine from California’s Arroyo Grande Valley that’s easy to drink. Paired with Bresaola Morchetta.

Ladrón de Guevara Barón Tempranillo 2012 – A classy ruby red Spanish wine with aromas of fruit and hints of fine oak. Paired with Duck Rillettes.

Sparkling Aecovi “Penelope” – A lightly sweet apéritif, with fruity floral aromas. Paired with Buttermilk Blue Cheese.

DC Wine Week is brought to the District by Pivot Point Communications and Lisa Byrne. 2013 Partners include Yelp, Vino Lovers, Divine Wine Tours & Infamia. Event Partners include Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar, Veritas Wine Bar, The Coupe, Tel’Veh Cafe & Wine Bar, Vinoteca Cafe & Wine Bar, and Mimi Rieger Yoga.

Check out Epicurean {in} D.C.’s 2013 DC Wine Week Week-long Winedown for a full schedule of events and where to purchase tickets/register.

Rebekah (Editor)

About Rebekah (Editor)

Rebekah spent much of her childhood on the coast of Maine where she cultivated her affinity for local seafood. Her lust for traveling extended beyond her New England borders and so she spent time traveling to Nepal, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and various parts of the U.S. before taking up blogging and spawn rearing as her full time gig. A transplant into the DC Metro Area, she has a newfound enthusiasm for gastronomy, and finding the best indulgences in the District. Rebekah's photographs and writing have been published by various media outlets, however her love of adventure would find her constantly on the go exploring new places and cuisine.

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