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The Ultimate Virginia Wine Country Getaway

October 8, 2021

Looking to escape the city and wander some stunning country roads? We took care of the itinerary, you take care of the therapeutic getaway. We were NOT sponsored by any of these destinations, they are just incredible Virginia spots we wholeheartedly recommend. Whether escaping from Richmond, VA or Northern Virginia/Washington DC, may we suggest:

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Virginia Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week

March 30, 2020

This week, in support of Virginia Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week, we are offering a curated list of restaurants throughout Virginia that are offering curbside/takeaway service for your convenience. As restaurant hours of operation are apt to change, please click the link for up-to-date information on current menus and pick-up hours. Some are even offering delivery.

As you are supporting your local favorites, please share on Social Media to encourage others to support as well using #VirginiaEatsLocal! You can find the full overview of the initiative here. As you enjoy local eateries don’t forget to open delicious Virginia wine with your meal. Many of the below offer wine to go. We are also happy to ship Early Mountain wines directly from our online store - any order of 3+ bottles earns free shipping.

Charlottesville Area:
Ivy Inn (434) 977-1222 Please email orders (
Ten (434) 295-6691 Call or order online
Mona Lisa Pasta (434) 295-2494 Call or email orders
Southern Crescent Gallery and Wine Bar (434) 284-5101 Call or Grubhub
Feast! (434) 244-7800 Order by phone or online
C&O Restaurant (434) 971-7044 Email or call
Oakhart Social & Little Star (434) 995-5449 Order through the website
Zocalo (434) 977- 4944 Order online
Now and Zen (434) 971-1177 Call and DoorDash
Beer Run (434) 984-2237 Order online
Hot Cakes (434) 295-6037 Call for orders
Greenwood Grocery (540) 456-6431 Call or order online
The Local (434) 984-9749 Order online
The Shack (540) 490-1961 Call for orders

Richmond Area:
Grisette (804) 562-6207 Call or email
Alewife (804) 325-3426 Call for orders
The Roosevelt (804) 658-1935 Call or order online
Laura Lee's (804) 233-9672 Call or order online
Shagbark (804) 358-7424 Order online
Perch (804) 669-3344 Order online
Taste Multiple locations Order online

Revel (703) 303-7031 Call or Text
La Fromagerie (703) 879-2467 Call
Screwtop Wine Bar (703) 888-0845 Call or order online
Neighborhood Provisions - NRG Restaurants Order online
Field & Main Order online

Tidewater/Virginia Beach:
The Amber Ox (757) 790-2299 Order online
Taste Multiple locations Order online
Prosperity Kitchen & Pantry (757) 390-3256

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Wine Shops Update- Delivery, Pick-up and Open for Wine Sales

March 18, 2020

As we are all adjusting to lots of home cooking and take-out, we want to highlight some of our independent partners offering curbside wine pick-up or delivery to keep you all stocked. As things are ever changing, we will try to keep this updated with new information, but please contact the shops with any questions. We are also happy to ship to our wines direct from our online store- any order of 3+ bottles earns free shipping.

Northern Virginia

These wine shops are all offering delivery:

Arrowine: 703-525-0990, Revised hours

Screwtop: 703-888-0845, pick-up and free delivery for orders over $100 in Falls Church, Alexandria, and Arlington

Crystal City Wine Shop: 703-414-0777, Can order from app

Unwined Bradlee: 703-820-8600

Unwined Belle View: 571-384-6880

These shops are offering curb side pick up:

Organic Butcher of Mclean 703-790-8300

Planet Wine 703549-3444

Department of Beer and Wine, Alexandria 703-682-2863

Dominion Wine and Beer, Falls Church 703-533-3030


Urban Hang Suite - 804-325-9089 pick up or delivery via $3.99 delivery fee

Taste Westhampton - 804-362-0504 curbside pick up

Outpost - 804-447-1730 pre-order pick-up and walk-in

Ellwood Thompson - open for regular business

J Emerson - 804-285-8011 curbside, delivery and waiving over $100

Barrel Thief - 804-612-9232 curbside and delivery, retail open

Libbie Market - 804-285-6414 delivery and curbside - no minimum

Wine Seller - 757-564-4400 curbside, pick up and online


Westside Produce and Provisions - 757-962-1961 open

Taste - curbside pick up


Market Street Wine open regular hours, curbside and in-town delivery. 434-202-0511

Beer Run 434-984-2337 open for curbside and in-town delivery, $30 minimum no delivery fee

Foods of All Nations 434-296-6131 - For delivery, please call and ask for Frankie directly

Rio Hill Wine and Beer 434-295-8466 - curbside pick up, delivery available

Washington D.C.

Paul's 202-537-1900 Curbside and limited delivery available.

Calvert Woodley 202-966-4400 Delivery within DC and curbside pick-up

Macarthur's 202-338-1433, Delivery Only

Glen’s Garden Market 202-588-5698 - pre order, pick up

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January Music Line Up

January 8, 2013

Don't miss our awesome music lineup for January. We have great local bands booked every weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sundays! Music on Fridays is from 6pm-8pm. Music on Saturday and Sunday is 1pm-4pm.
Can't wait to see you here!
Friday, January 4
The Local Vocals
Saturday, January 5
Joey and the Waitress
Sunday, January 6
Billy Caldwell
Friday, January 11
Saturday, January 12
Charles Owens Trio
Sunday, January 13
Jim Counter
Friday, January 18
Billy Caldwell
Saturday, January 19
LG and the Porch Cats
Sunday, January 20
Ellen Nagase
Friday, January 25
Rockfish Gap
Saturday, January 26
Olivarez Trio
Sunday, January 27
Marcus Tenney Trio

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Your Holiday Dinner with the Best of Virginia: Turkey and Wine Pairings

November 20, 2012

Many of us put little thought into what wine to pair with our Thanksgiving dinner. Yet, a good wine can make all the difference in enhancing the flavors of that meal that you worked so very hard on. While we tend to focus on the turkey, the bird's simple flavors actually pair quite well with many wines. It's the rich and varied side dishes that need consideration when choosing the perfect wine accompaniment. Whether you're hosting and need a standout wine selection or you're in need of a well-thought-out hostess gift, consider the following suggestions from the Best of Virginia.

2011 Early Mountain Vineyards Viognier
Viognier is the unofficial grape of Virginia. Early Mountain's version combines dry stone and mineral tones with fruity peach nectar, creating a balanced, not too sweet taste. This easy to drink wine will subtly accent the richer flavors of your meal. You'll be thankful to share it with those you love.

2008 Barboursville Vineyards Nebbiolo
From the acclaimed Nebbiolo grapes of Barolo, Italy, Barboursville's light red wine fittingly emanates cranberry both in taste and color. Just as your bowl of cranberry sauce balances the thicker and sweeter dishes on your table, Nebbiolo with its hints of tart fruit and autumnal spices will provide a perfect accent to your meal.

2011 Paradise Springs Nana's Rosé
This dry, French style ros made from merlot, is the perfect "white wine" for the red wine drinker. With tastes and smells of grapefruit, guava and passion fruit, it is light and a bit earthy on the palette and bright in color. This is a well-balanced wine that proves a fitting companion for both your turkey and its sides.

2011 Ox-Eye Riesling
Ox-Eye's dynamic Riesling has bright citrus and tropical fruit notes rounded out with a tinge of honey. Its robust acidity gives it a nice finish. Not too dry and not too sweet, this Riesling will stand up to and provide a little punch to the bold flavors of your Thanksgiving feast.