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Slow Food DC works to promote local artisans, farmers, and flavors through a range of activities that promote and support local producers, sustainable food production, nutrition education, and food access. Even though Weygandt Wines does not produce wine, owner Peter Weygandt partners specifically with producers whose work reflects Slow Food values.Read now
Ask the Wine Shop: What Does a Wine Importer Do?Read now
If you’ve shopped at Weygandt Wines before (and we suspect you have, if you’re reading this page), you’re in on one of the best kept secrets of buying wines as a consumer: shopping by importer. Wines that are sourced from...
Sweet, Fruity, or Both?: The Truth About Sweetness in WineRead now
The term “sweet” in the context of wine is one that is often misunderstood. It’s not uncommon to hear a wine described as sweet even if, objectively speaking, it is not. So, what does it mean when a wine is sweet?
Five Ways to Make This Your Best Year in WineRead now
There’s no “right” way to taste wine and there’s no “right” wine to like. But as succinctly put by sommelier Meghan McNamara: “Ultimately, the more you know, the more your personal tastes and experience will shape the way you perceive a wine.” Below are five ideas to get you started on the path to making this your best year in wine yet.
Champagne 101: Your Guide to Drinking Better BubblesRead now
In the Weygandt Wines universe, we think it’s always a good time to drink champagne but like many specialty categories, there can be quite a bit of jargon to wade through. We’ve put together a brief overview of the category...
Three Producers, One grape, One vintage: Regional Variations in the WachauRead now
The 2018 vintage was a challenge throughout Austria, but the Wachau fared better than many other wine regions. A cool February and March was followed by the second-warmest spring on record, leading into a hot dry summer. There was significant...