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Tips for Choosing Sustainable Wines

Tips for Choosing Sustainable Wines

Americans love to drink their wine. In fact, according to the Wine Institute, there are around 856 million gallons of wine consumed each year in this country. And that’s a number that has been steadily growing for decades. In 1992, the average was 476 million gallons per year, and in 1972 it was 337 million gallons per year. While the love of wine hasn’t changed, some things have, including those looking for wines that are sustainably produced.

“As people become more environmentally conscious about various issues they are interested in products that are more sustainable,” explained Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, located in the Glover Park area of Washington D.C. “The good news for wine lovers is that there are some great sustainable wine options available, so there is no compromising on quality or flavor.”

When it comes to opting for sustainable wine options, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Slate Wine Bar & Bistro Celebrates Anniversary, Unveils New Menu

Slate Wine Bar & Bistro Celebrates Anniversary, Unveils New Menu

As part of their two-year anniversary celebration, Slate Wine Bar & Bistro is unveiling a new menu. The restaurant is holding anniversary specials for the week of August 25-31, 2014, and will hold an anniversary party on Thursday, August 28, 2014. The public is invited to attend the week-long celebration, take advantage of the specials, and try out the new menu. Slate is located in the Glover Park Section of Washington, D.C., at 2404 Wisconsin Ave NW.

“We are excited to be celebrating our two-year anniversary, but to also be offering a new menu for our guests to try,” explained Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, located in the Glover Park area of Washington D.C. “We put a lot of thought into creating a menu that would best represent what we are all about. I think people will be pleased with the selections and variety that we have to offer.”

The anniversary week specials include:

FLYING DOG BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th., Aug. 14

FLYING DOG BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th., Aug. 14

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course Flying Dog Brewery beer dinner, featuring beers like Bloodline IPA, Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale, Hefeweizen and Easy IPA on Thurs., Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

Monza’s four-course beer dinner includes: Greeter Beer Bloodline IPA with meat and cheese platter;  Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale with Old Bay Crab Cakes, pan-seared crab cake, with roasted red pepper coulis, frisee, lemon olive oil and sriracha aioli; Hefeweizen with  Strawberry Mache Salad with radicchio, hydro-bibb lettuce, toasted hazelnuts, vanilla-bean vinaigrette; Easy IPA paired with Penne Roasted Tomato Sausage Ragu, includes roasted red peppers, leeks, oregano, basil and parmesan; and for dessert a Gonzo Porter Beer Float, includes Gonzo porter, vanilla ice cream, caramel and a homemade chocolate chip cookie.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro to Celebrate DC Restaurant Week August 11th – 17th, 2014

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro to Celebrate DC Restaurant Week August 11th – 17th, 2014

According to the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry is a $683.4 billion industry. To celebrate the success of the restaurant industry, hundreds of participating restaurants in Washington, DC will offer a week of 3-course meals at a special price. This is the perfect time to try out a new restaurant on your “must-try” list. One such restaurant, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, is serving an amazing lunch and dinner menu with three courses for this special occasion from August 11th – August 17th, 2014, and with a restaurant week extension from August 18th – August 24th.

“We are thrilled to participate in an event such as Restaurant Week here in our city,” affirms Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar + Bistro. “We are using the opportunity to offer a taste of what makes our restaurant unique---great food with a selection of delicious wines from all over the world.”

KYLE BIANCO, CARMELLO’s HEAD CHEF, PRESENTS SUMMER MENU

KYLE BIANCO, CARMELLO’s HEAD CHEF, PRESENTS SUMMER MENU

Kyle Bianco, New York native, has been working with food since he was 10 years old, helping with deliveries for his family’s Italian wholesale business that provided food to more than 900 New York restaurants. The 32-year-old, head chef revealed his new summer menu at Carmello’s in Old Town Manassas, Va. sighting his signature dishes as the 18 oz.  Grilled Drunken Bone-in Ribeye

with Garlic Herb Oyster Mushrooms and Loaded Twice-Baked Potato and Grilled Australian Lamb Loin Chops with Creamy Polenta, Balsamic Marinated Vegetables and Tapenade. For more information, go to www.carmellos.com.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro to Host Wine Tasting for Pinot Noir Lovers

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro to Host Wine Tasting for Pinot Noir Lovers

According to the Wine Institute, the United States consumed 856 million gallons of wine in 2012, the number increasing every year. Here to encourage wine drinkers everywhere, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro is hosting “Sommelier Night Wine Tasting” on July 24th, 2014.

“Elizabeth Banker, co-owner of Slate Wine Bar + Bistro will be hosting the tasting, featuring different Pinot Noir wines,” affirms Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar + Bistro. “The tasting will include five choice wines for the special price of $25.”

According to DrinkWine.com, Pinot Noir wine originated in France and is now grown in vineyards across the world, from France to Germany, New Zealand and the United States. Slate Wine Bar + Bistro has selected the following exquisite five wines for the tasting:

·      Forrest Estate Pinot Noir 2012 – Malborough, New Zealand

HELP YOUTH LEADERSHIP PRINCE WILLIAM at MONZA: SEND KIDS TO CAMP CAMPAIGN

HELP YOUTH LEADERSHIP PRINCE WILLIAM at MONZA:  SEND KIDS TO CAMP CAMPAIGN

Monza of Old Town Manassas is hosting The Send Kids to Camp Campaign on Thurs., June 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Manassas, Va. to benefit Youth Leadership Prince William, a program geared toward teaching professional skills to emerging young leaders. Cover charge is $10 per person, and all proceeds go to Youth Leadership Prince William. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“We’re excited to host this campaign to help support kids’ education and leadership experience,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s in Old Town Manassas, Va.

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