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Flight Wine Bar Launches Expanded Wine Offerings & New Menu

November 25, 2014

Flight Wine Bar Launches Expanded Wine Offerings & New Menu
New Format Menu Makes it Easier to Find the Perfect Wine for Any Taste or Occasion

Washington, DC – November 20, 2014 – Flight Wine Bar introduces a new wine menu featuring simplified formatting and expanded selections to meet the growing interest in exploring the expansive world of wine. The number of flights offered has doubled, half-bottles were added, by the glass options have increased as has the list of spirits, apértifis and digestifs. The food menu was also tweaked to incorporate new items that are designed to align with their wine offerings while continuing to offer customer favorites.

“Our guests are constantly telling us that they come back because they appreciate being able to learn more about wine each time they visit, so we increased our wine offerings to give them even more opportunities to have a little fun and expand their horizons beyond the usual varietals and regions,” said Principal, General Manager and Beverage Director Swati Bose. 

“Our customers trust us to introduce them to wines they might not know but will ultimately be excited about, so it’s important to make sure we have something that appeals to everyone.” added Principal and Owner Kabir Amir.

The stars of the new wine menu are the flights. Now boosting 20 selections, the flight list has doubled in size allowing for extensive offerings that pay homage to under the radar varietals and regions, while also highlighting smaller production vineyards from more well-known regions. The creative, tongue-in cheek names of many of the flights set the mood for a playful encounter with a number of the flights. A flight of three wines is $18.

Examples include:

The Austro-Hungarian Empire (and Germany)

  • Sauska, Villanyi Rose, Kekfrankos-Based Blend from Villany, Hungry, 2013
  • Stadt Krems, Kremstal Grüner, Grüner Veltliner, Kremestal, Austria, 2013
  • Seebrich, Niersteiner Oelberg Spatlese, Riesling, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2012

Not Your Grandma’s Chardonnay

  • Finca La Linda, Chardonnay Unoaked, Mendoza, Argentina, 2012
  • Alain Normand, Mâcon La Roche-Vineuse, Chardonnay, Burgundy, France, 2013
  • Pali, Charm Acres, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California, 2012

Sailing in the Mediterranean

  • Massaya, Silver Selection, Cinsault & Grenache Blend, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2010
  • Terra Di Vulcano, Aglianico Del Vulture, Basilicata, Italy, 2011
  • Pavlidis Winery, Thema Red, Syrah & Agiorgitiko Blend, Drama, Greece, 2010

The reformatted menu is designed with ease in mind. Upon first look, guests will notice a table of contents that is broken down into eight sections based on type of experience one desires - Flights, Wines by the Glass, Wines by the Bottle, Half-Bottles, Higher Altitude, Beers & Ciders, Spirits, Aperitifs, and Digestifs, as well as Zero Proof Drinks.  Each section has its own distinct heading, and page numbers indicating the exact location of each section. Additionally, the list is spiral bound to further aid the decision making process.

The new food menu items emphasize the kitchen’s focus on simple, yet delicious food designed to complement the wines. New items on the menu created by Chef Armani Malik Copeland include: Seafood Bouillabaisse with shrimp, scallops and mussels in a sake broth; Zucchini Fritters with a lemon-honey dipping sauce and Coconut Milk Consommé with lemongrass, forbidden rice and onion relish. Customer favorites such as Hanger Steak with whipped potato, black sesame tahini, tabbouleh, fried shallots and Slow Cooked Pork Belly with spanish black beans and pickled fresno will continue to be offered. Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding with vanilla cream sauce adds a sweet ending to the menu additions.

For photography, menus and interview requests, please contact: Danielle Tergis, danielle@thetergisgroup.com202.643.9503.





Flight Wine Bar offers a diverse list of unique, high quality wines from around the globe. This bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood destination offers a specially curated selection of seasonal and simple dishes created to complement the wine offerings.  Recognized for their exquisite flight recommendations which includes Old World, New World and even a few tongue-in-check pairing names, they recently tripled their flight selections due to overwhelming customer interest. Their expansive wine list offers something for everyone while highlighting under the radar regions and wine varietals as well as smaller production vineyards from more well-known areas. They have become one of Washington’s ‘go-to’ wine-centric restaurants for discerning customers who want to explore lesser known wines of the world without ever leaving the District. Flight Wine Bar is located at 777 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, just one block north of the Verizon Center.  They are open Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Fridays through Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Visit, email or call 202-864-6445 for more information. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @FlightWineBarDC.