The Great Grapes Food & Wine Festival.

Dining in DC is participating in a Food Blogger discussion panel on Saturday, September 11th at 1 p.m. at the Great Grapes Food & Wine Festival in Reston, VA. If you are interested in starting your own blog, increasing your readership, breaking into food writing or other questions, you could come! Come out and join me, Olga Berman of Mango and Tomato, Jamie Harden, DC Organic Food Examiner, Kristin Potler of LoveFeast Table and moderated by Dara Bunjon of Dining Dish and Baltimore Dining Examiner.

Come and Get Your Bacchus On with 200 Great Virginia Wines from over 20 area wineries. For two days, Uncork The Wine, Uncork The Flavor, Uncork the Fun… all proceeds are donated to the Giving Spirits Foundation.

  • GREAT FAMILY FUN.  The festival is an inexpensive way to see Virginia Wine Country – right in your own backyard. Take your sample glass and enjoy samples from all your favorite wineries.
  • GREAT KIDS ACTIVITY AREA. If you want to bring the kids, have them enjoy the fun activity booths and craft area. Kids under 12 are FREE.
  • FANTASTIC CRAFTS AND CULINARY GIFT ITEMS.  The Show features about 60 different artists and crafters that will offer neat gift ideas for the foodie in you or your friends.
  • GOURMET LIVE!  Enjoy cooking and wine pairing seminars on-site at the show.
  • LIVE MUSIC ON THE MAIN STAGE.  Listen to your favorite bands while you try the different wines on-site.
  • LOTS OF FREE PARKING & GREAT AFTER SHOW PLACES TO CONTINUE THE FUN.  Reston Town Center is a destination in itself.  Come to the show, stay for shopping, dinner and a movie.

WIN 2 Tickets!

CONGRATS to Malaka Gharib and Claire O’Neill, Editors of the Runcible Spoon who won two (2) tickets to the Great Taste in Reston, VA on Saturday, September 11. (Winners were picked at random)

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