What I bought at the DC Chocolate Festival

2017 DC Chocolate Festival Recap

Every year, some of the best chocolatiers in the DMV area (DC, Maryland, Virginia), as well as a few other states and countries, come together for DC’s Chocolate Festival. The event is located at the gorgeous Marriott Wardman Park, and is sponsored by The Chocolate House. The Chocolate House, which is in Dupont Circle, is home…

The Duck Says “Quack” and the Carnivor Cabernet says “Roar!”

When we visit my in-laws for Christmas, we often cooked Christmas dinner. One year, we did a German spread, with wursts, homemade pretzel, homemade sour kraut, etc… This year, my husband and I decided to cook something different, something we never cooked before, and something that we had to continue to research in the middle…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time to be with family and friends, to gorge and drink and indulge. From the appetizers to the meal, to the seconds to the desserts, everyone is enjoying themselves and their company. The best wines are brought out to drink with said foods, and again, people are enjoying themselves and their company.…

Epicurience Virginia Recap

This past weekend, I was able to attend an event that is every Virginia wine and food bloggers dream; Epicurience Virginia (thank you Virginia Winos!!!) This is an annual event where Virginia’s finest chefs and wine makers come together to make some of the finest pairings around. Education sessions are also put on to learn more about…

Keeping it Classy: Champagne Pommery & Chipotle

This was very celebratory weekend. Not only was it my husband and my 5th wedding anniversary, but after 7+ years, my husband had finally turned in his dissertation!!! While the defense date is still unknown, my husband is already looking like more relaxed man. He has been very stressed writing the dissertation over the past few…

Sip and Salsa in Crystal City

This past weekend, Mr. Grape Pairings and I had tickets to a Crystal City event called “Sip and Salsa.” Sip and Salsa tickets included unlimited wine tastings of roughly 60 wines, unlimited food tastings from restaurants in Crystal City, live salsa music, and the cutest little wine glasses you’ve ever seen. Various vendors from different organizations in…