GW Graduation

Why It’s Good to Take a Break (from Drinking)

This past weekend, Mr. Dr. Grape Pairings graduated from the George Washington University with his doctorate in Philosophy. Seven and a half years of hard work later, the hubby has a PhD, is fluent in German, researched for a year abroad, and wrote/defended a 275+ page dissertation. He spent countless hours and stress into this degree, and…

Wine and Chocolate Tasting at Chain Bridge Cellars

I recently went to a class at Chain Bridge Cellars, a local wine shop. Chain Bridge Cellars not only has a great selection of wines, but they put on at least one class per month about a variety of wine topics. Some are meant to teach you about one specific varietal where as others will…

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.…