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Wine and Dine on 5/29 with 2014 RAMMYS Wine Program of the Year Finalists
Washington, DC (May 22, 2014)—On Thursday, May 29, the 2014 RAMMY nominated Wine Program of the Year finalists will host exciting events to showcase their outstanding wine programs. This year’s anonymous panel of judges chose Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) members 2941 Restaurant, The Curious Grape, Estadio, Restaurant Eve and Ripple as the best of the best, demonstrating quality, diversity and clarity in their outstanding wine programs. Events are open to the public as guests are encouraged to come out and support their favorite establishment.
2941 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042
The restaurant will host a "Bottle Battle" on Thursday, May 29. Priced at $90 per person, with the option of battling wine pairings for $75 per person, 2941 is offering a special 5-course tasting menu featuring two wine pairings with each course that represent two opposing sides: old world vs. new world, creative vs. classic, and more. Sommelier Jonathan Schuyler will be digging deep into 2941’s cellar looking for the rare, exotic and unique.
The Curious Grape
2900 S Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22206
As The Curious Grape is a multi-functional establishment, the RAMMYS finalist is offering a multi-part promotion on Thursday, May 29, to illustrate the diversity of what they do. From 11am-9pm, all wines in the retail store will be 20% off. From 4-9pm, they will offer 20% off wines by the glass and half glass on their restaurant glass list in both the restaurant and wine bar. Simultaneously, they will offer 20% off nearly 400 different bottles of wine on the restaurant wine list. Try their featured flight of three different wines paired with three complementary cheeses from the cheese bar or stop by from 6-8pm for a special tasting of four great summer wines for just $3.
1520 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Wine Director Max Kuller has exciting things in store for Washington on Thursday, May 29. Experience Spanish wines at affordable prices all evening long as Kuller is offering half off glasses of his 50 favorite wines. The offerings will range from rare vintages to unique up-and-coming finds. The event is not to be missed as, rumor has it, the vintages will span at least five decades.
3417 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Offering rare, hard to source wines from around the world with a focus on organic, biodynamic and sustainable practices, Ripple has options to please every palate. On Thursday, May 29, to celebrate Ripple’s multiple RAMMYS nominations, Wine Director Danny Fisher will offer 50% off over 50 different wines by the glass at the bar all night long. In addition, enjoy complimentary cheese pairings from the restaurant’s extensive offerings. Come for the wines and stay for James Beard Award semi-finalist Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s mouthwatering fare.
The winner will be announced at the 32nd Annual RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For more information regarding the awards and sponsorship opportunities, visit therammys.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BIZBASH Magazine for four consecutive years, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: its restaurants.
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.