Evan chats with Jessica Weinstein, beverage director and bar manager at Hank’s Oyster Bar, and Ace Karchem, assistant general manager of Espita (shh, he’s not a bartender—but does know a lot about drinks!).
Evan chats with Adam Bernbach, the bar director at 2 Birds 1 Stone, doi moi, Estadio and Proof about his Jewish upbringing and how he communicates his “voice” through his drinks.
Why open a kosher winery? For Jeff Morgan of Covenant Winery, it started with a dare from a partner. Ultimately, Covenant turned great grapes into great wines—that just happen to be kosher.
Hidden behind the bar at spots all around town are bartenders and mixologists who draw from their Jewish heritage to take care of patrons, make them feel welcome and listen to their stories.
A little over an hour from Washington, Molon Lave Vineyards was started by a Greek immigrant whose Jewish friends and colleagues asked if he would produce kosher wines, so in 2010 he started to.
Wine clubs are a great way to keep a supply of wine on hand while also getting to try new, unexpected varieties, so Moti’s Market recently launched one for those who keep kosher.
Alex Laufer’s background is in biotech, but a passion for spirits, a career change and the budding local cocktail culture led him to open One Eight Distilling, currently producing vodka, whiskey and gin in Northeast DC.
The holidays are endings and fall is just unfolding ahead of us. Savor the last tastes of apples and honey in a warm, spiced, adults-only form: local cider and mead.
Honoring nature and the environment is becoming more and more important as development takes over from the trees. Enjoy saving the environment even more with a classic green herbal cocktail.
The holiday of Tu b’Shevat is known as the New Year for the Trees. In celebration of this holiday, it is customary for people to eat fruits and nuts from the trees and drink wines that are sweeter and fruity as well. I have picked out some wines that will pair well with fruits and…