Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival

Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival Join us from February 13 - 15, 2014! A three-day celebration of distinctive cuisine, handcrafted artisanal products, fine wine, beer and spirits.

15th Annual Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival takes place from February 13, - 15, 2014 in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The 2014 Festival has been designed to provide a little bit of everything for our favorite guests: YOU. Guests experience multiple, focused opportunities to sample high quality food and wine, meet and greet winemakers, chefs and tastemakers, and continue our tradition of sharing the art, culture and fun of food and wine.

Mission: The Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival celebrates the world of wine, food and culture, and shines a light on our city’s diversity and prominence as a world-class destination for wine and food.

11/20/2014

“After 15 years as a Valentine’s Day weekend tradition we’ve decided to move the Festival to a warmer time of year. Please stay tuned as we work out the details. Happy Holidays and we look forward to toasting with you in 2015! ”

Very limited seating for this special event. Hope you can make it!http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-tasting-with-ambassador-...
03/27/2014
A Tasting with Ambassador Kathryn Hall

Very limited seating for this special event. Hope you can make it!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-tasting-with-ambassador-kathryn-hall-tickets-11055056973?aff=eorg

Please join us for a very special, limited seat tasting presented by Ambassador Kathryn Hall of Hall Wines of Napa Valley, Walt Wines of Sonoma County and namesake of the #2 wine in the world in 2011 named by Wine Spectator! Join Kathryn and taste through the latest vintages of her spectacular and a...

Sadly, it's still cold here in the DC area, so here are some winter comfort food recipes from Food & Wine to warm you up...
02/28/2014
Winter Comfort Food

Sadly, it's still cold here in the DC area, so here are some winter comfort food recipes from Food & Wine to warm you up!

From gooey macaroni and cheese to perfect eggplant Parmesan, here are winter comfort food recipes.

Stephen Bobb Photography
02/26/2014

Stephen Bobb Photography

Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival's cover photo
02/26/2014

Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival's cover photo

Do you have a dream wine cellar for your home? Check out USA TODAY Travel "The world's most whimsical wine cellars"
02/25/2014
The world's most whimsical wine cellars

Do you have a dream wine cellar for your home? Check out USA TODAY Travel "The world's most whimsical wine cellars"

The world's most whimsical wine cellars Jade on 36 restaurant is on the 36th floor of the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in East Shanghai, China, and overlooks beautiful waterfront views. Jade on 36 RestaurantFullscreen Jade Restaurant's Wine Cellar contains more than 1,100 bottles of temperature-controll...

Do you know "How Cold Should Your #Wine Be?" -- check out this guide from Food & Wine to become an expert!
02/24/2014
How Cold Should Your Wine Be?

Do you know "How Cold Should Your #Wine Be?" -- check out this guide from Food & Wine to become an expert!

The lighter the wine, the cooler it should be served. Here are proper serving temperatures for reds, whites and sparkling wines.

See which local DC area contenders made the list for James Beard Foundation 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists...
02/21/2014
The James Beard Foundation Announces the 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists

See which local DC area contenders made the list for James Beard Foundation 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists via Washingtonian Magazine!

The James Beard Foundation announced its much-anticipated list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for 2014. Washington toques and eateries scored 19 nominations out of more than 38,000 entries, qualifying in categories including Best Chef Mid-Atlantic and Best New...

The Daily Meal ranks the World's 50 Best Beers. What's your favorite?
02/19/2014
The World\'s 50 Best Beers

The Daily Meal ranks the World's 50 Best Beers. What's your favorite?

A ranking of the best beers in the world

02/18/2014

Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to our Festival! We loved celebrating with you!

Opening night is off to a great start! #IWFFDC
02/15/2014

Opening night is off to a great start! #IWFFDC

02/14/2014

Watch Let's Talk Live between 11am and noon today for a segment on this weekend's Festival! #IWFFDC

02/13/2014

Due to inclement weather, we've cancelled the Festival Marketplace feature this year. Many of the vendors are unable to deliver their merchandise to the Festival this weekend, but the Festival's Main Events and Master Classes are still on for February 14 & 15!

02/13/2014

The DC area got quite a bit a snow since last night! Please share your snowy pictures with us along with your libations that are keeping you warm :) Stay safe everyone!

We're so excited to have Executive Chef Xavier Deshayes on our team for this weekend's Festival! Read more about the tal...
02/12/2014
Festival Executive Chef – Xavier Deshayes

We're so excited to have Executive Chef Xavier Deshayes on our team for this weekend's Festival! Read more about the talented Chef on our website.

Festival Executive Chef – Xavier DeshayesGeneral InformationThe Executive Chef at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center since 2001, Xavier Deshayes, is clearly a chef with a calling. The Ronald Reagan Building, located in Washington, D.C., just blocks from the White House and Ca...

02/12/2014

Due to the forecast of inclement weather and safety concerns for our guests, the Main Event, Festival Marketplace and Master Class tastings for Thursday have been cancelled for the Washington, D.C. International Wine and Food Festival. You are more than welcome to attend on either Friday night or Saturday night instead. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience!

West Sonoma Coast Vintners
02/11/2014

West Sonoma Coast Vintners

“James MacPhail believes in family, believes in setting goals and pursuing them with passion; and he believes in making great Pinot Noir. His Pinots are terrific and they should be part of your cellar.” - Greg Walter, Pinot Report
Meet the MacPhail team and taste their wines at WOW Chicago on April 9th - tickets available at http://bit.ly/1bBqAl6.

02/10/2014

Our Festival starts this Thursday! Here’s a lovely quote to kick-off your week: “Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living.” - Napoleon

“Age and glasses of wine should never be counted.” – Italian Proverb
02/07/2014

“Age and glasses of wine should never be counted.” – Italian Proverb

The Washington DC International Wine & Food Festival kicks off in one week! Let the countdown begin!
02/06/2014
Washington DC International Wine and Food Festival | February 13 – 15, 2014

The Washington DC International Wine & Food Festival kicks off in one week! Let the countdown begin!

Save the Date for the 15th Annual Washington D.C. International Wine & Food FestivalJust in time for Valentine’s Day! A three-day Festival of Signature Events, Master Class Tastings, and Wine Dinners.The 2014 Festival has been designed to provide a little bit of everything for our favorite guests: Y...

We don’t like to get political but do you think this chart is accurate? “What your favorite drink says about your po...
02/05/2014
What your favorite drink says about your politics, in one chart

We don’t like to get political but do you think this chart is accurate? “What your favorite drink says about your politics” by Washington Post.

Republicans prefer brown liquor; Democrats prefer clear liquor; High-propensity voters like wine.

“Wine is a portal to the world’s most intriguing destinations.” via Wine Enthusiast. What’s your favorite wine d...
02/04/2014
A Toast to Travel

“Wine is a portal to the world’s most intriguing destinations.” via Wine Enthusiast. What’s your favorite wine destination?

Wine is a portal to the world’s most intriguing destinations.

ABC 7 News - WJLA's Let's Talk Live featured Johnna Knows Good Food this morning to discuss best things to do in DC for ...
02/04/2014
Best Valentine's Day Spots in the City - For Couples and Singles - Let's Talk Live

ABC 7 News - WJLA's Let's Talk Live featured Johnna Knows Good Food this morning to discuss best things to do in DC for Valentine's Day next week. Thanks to Johnna for recommending our Festival - great for both singles and couples!

Valentine's Day has a reputation as a holiday that's exclusively for couples...but it can also be fun for single folks!

01/30/2014

We're just two weeks away from opening night of the Festival! Will we see you there?

Happy #WineWednesday! We’ve lined up yet another exciting Master Class on February 14 at #IWFFDC! Check out “The Nin...
01/29/2014
The Nineties are Always in Style with McPhail Pinot Noirs

Happy #WineWednesday! We’ve lined up yet another exciting Master Class on February 14 at #IWFFDC! Check out “The Nineties Are Always in Style with McPhail Pinot Noirs” with MacPhail Winery’s local expert, Doug Mason.

The Nineties are Always in Style with McPhail Pinot Noirs$45.00MacPhail Winery’s local expert Doug Mason will lead this tasting highlighted by three incredible Single Vineyards all rated 90 points and higher.Date: Friday, February 14thTime: 6:00 PM – 7:15 PMSeating LimitedIn stockSKU: IWFF2014-FR-90...

01/28/2014
5 Reasons to Visit D.C. Now

We’re featured in Fodor's list of "5 Reasons to Visit D.C. Now"! Check it out here and start planning your trip!

From buzzy emerging neighborhoods to a burgeoning culinary scene, here are five reasons to visit Washington, D.C., in 2014.

Who enjoyed The GRAMMYs? What better way to follow up from a night of award-winning music with award-winning wines?
01/27/2014
Washington DC International Wine and Food Festival | February 13 – 15, 2014

Who enjoyed The GRAMMYs? What better way to follow up from a night of award-winning music with award-winning wines?

Save the Date for the 15th Annual Washington D.C. International Wine & Food FestivalJust in time for Valentine’s Day! A three-day Festival of Signature Events, Master Class Tastings, and Wine Dinners.The 2014 Festival has been designed to provide a little bit of everything for our favorite guests: Y...

AFAR featured 13 under-the-radar vineyards across the globe. Which one is on your bucket list?
01/24/2014
Under-the-Radar Wine Country

AFAR featured 13 under-the-radar vineyards across the globe. Which one is on your bucket list?

Some of the best wine travel experiences are at little-known places, where the owners pour the wine and tell stories of the history of the vineyards.

The Festival Marketplace is free and open to the public allowing guests to check out over 40 artisans with products and ...
01/23/2014
Washington DC International Wine and Food Festival | February 13 – 15, 2014

The Festival Marketplace is free and open to the public allowing guests to check out over 40 artisans with products and complimentary beverages. We hope to see you there!

Save the Date for the 15th Annual Washington D.C. International Wine & Food FestivalJust in time for Valentine’s Day! A three-day Festival of Signature Events, Master Class Tastings, and Wine Dinners.The 2014 Festival has been designed to provide a little bit of everything for our favorite guests: Y...

Happy #WineWednesday! The #IWFFDC is 3 weeks away! Want a chance to win two tickets? Visit our twitter page at 3pm and f...
01/22/2014
IWFF (wineandfooddc) on Twitter

Happy #WineWednesday! The #IWFFDC is 3 weeks away! Want a chance to win two tickets? Visit our twitter page at 3pm and follow the instructions for a chance to win! #IWFFDC

Treat your taste buds 2/13-2/15 at the 15th annual @ wineandfooddc # Festival , with delicious # food & # wine pairings.

What to Drink in 2014: 13 Chefs and Critics Picks via The Daily Beast. What's your new favorite drink this year?
01/21/2014
What to Drink in 2014: 13 Chefs and Critics Picks

What to Drink in 2014: 13 Chefs and Critics Picks via The Daily Beast. What's your new favorite drink this year?

From Eastern European wines to Barolo to beer in the shower, here are what 13 top critics, chefs, and sommeliers are excited about drinking this year.

Master Class on Feb 15 at #IWFFDC: A Walk in Highland Park Whisky features tastings of Scottish whisky including one of ...
01/17/2014
A Walk in Highland Park

Master Class on Feb 15 at #IWFFDC: A Walk in Highland Park Whisky features tastings of Scottish whisky including one of the most respected single malt in the world with Ambassador Stephanie Ridgway.

A Walk in Highland Park$45.00Made with the same enduring belief and integrity, to the same exacting standards, as it has been since 1798; we welcome you to enjoy arguably the most respected single malt in the world with Ambassador Stephanie RidgwayDate: Saturday, February 15thTime: 5:30 PM – 7:00…

Master Class on Feb 15 at #IWFFDC: The Barossa Valley features tastings of Australian Shiraz and Riesling with Matt Lane...
01/15/2014
The Barossa Valley

Master Class on Feb 15 at #IWFFDC: The Barossa Valley features tastings of Australian Shiraz and Riesling with Matt Lane (cc My Barossa)

The Barossa Valley$45.00Discover the delicacy and vivacity of Eden Valley Riesling and the spiciness and power of Shiraz from the Barossa Valley.Date: Saturday, February 15thTime: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PMSeating LimitedIn stockSKU: IWFF2014-SA-BAR.Categories: International Wine & Food Festival Tickets, M...

Master Class on Feb 13 at #IWFFDC: Vintage of a Lifetime | New Zealand features opportunity to taste what is being heral...
01/14/2014
2013 ~ Vintage of a Lifetime | New Zealand

Master Class on Feb 13 at #IWFFDC: Vintage of a Lifetime | New Zealand features opportunity to taste what is being heralded as the greatest vintage in NZ Wine as well as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir with Sommelier Mathew Deller.

2013 ~ Vintage of a Lifetime | New Zealand$45.00Don’t miss this opportunity to taste what is being heralded as the greatest vintage in New Zealand wine making history in this spectacular Master Class with Sommelier Mathew Deller.Date: Thursday, February 13thTime: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PMSeating LimitedIn s...

This week, we’re highlighting our Master Class Tastings that will be offered at this year’s #IWFFDC. Today’s is Th...
01/13/2014
The Craft of the Cocktail

This week, we’re highlighting our Master Class Tastings that will be offered at this year’s #IWFFDC. Today’s is The Craft of the Cocktail on 2/13 featuring Hendrick’s Gin where you’ll experience how to craft artisanal cocktails using this popular spirit!

The Craft of the Cocktail$45.00Sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin, this Master Class will be a hands on experience teaching the fine art of crafting artisanal cocktails using the most popular spirit amongst bar chefs today.Date: Thursday, February 13thTime: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PMSeating LimitedIn stockSKU: IWFF...

01/10/2014
Out of the Bottle: Wine Tricks of the Trade

Check out this Science Friday video: Out of the Bottle - Wine Tricks of the Trade. It goes through what it means for #wine to 'breathe, 'cry' and 'cork.' #IWFFDC

http://www.sciencefriday.com Produced by Luke Groskin Wine and location provided byCorkbuzz Music by Audio Network. Additional photos and footage provided by...

01/09/2014

Happy #ThirstyThursday! Whether you're a vodka, scotch, whisky or gin enthusiast, these spirits are sure to help you wind down at the end of a work day: Svedka Vodka, Glenfiddich, Highland Park Whisky, Tito's, Hendrick's Gin, Reyka Vodka, Black Velvet Whisky. #IWFFDC

Check out Wine Enthusiast's suggested book list for food and wine lovers!
01/08/2014
Books for Wine and Food Lovers

Check out Wine Enthusiast's suggested book list for food and wine lovers!

These last-minute stocking stuffers will please any wine-and-food loving bibliophile.

Keep warm during the polar vortex with this mulled wine recipe from Food Network! Consider a red from one of our Festiva...
01/07/2014
Mulled Wine

Keep warm during the polar vortex with this mulled wine recipe from Food Network! Consider a red from one of our Festival partners: Thorny Rose Wines, Franciscan Estate Winery, Dreaming Tree Wines, HALL Wines, WALT Wines, Peter Lehmann Wines, The Hess Collection, Glen Carlou, Sequana Vineyards, MacPhail Family Pinot Noir and Amalaya.

Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Food Network Mulled Wine recipe from Ina Garten.

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