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May 25, 2015 to May 29, 2015

Contacts: Avery Lewis
Linda Roth Associates, Inc.               

2015 RAMMYS Wine Program of the Year Finalists Shine This Month
Events and Specials Announced at the Region’s Top Wine Destinations May 25-29

Washington, DC (May 20, 2015)—Finalists for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) 2015 RAMMY Award for Wine Program of the Year have exciting special events and promotions planned for the week of May 25.

Monday, May 25, through Friday, May 29, participating Wine Program of the Year finalists will showcase the quality, diversity, clarity, and value of their outstanding wine program through in-house promotions, reaffirming why they deserve to win one of the region’s premier industry accolades – a RAMMY Award. Guests are encouraged to come out and support their favorite watering hole throughout the week.

The week of May 25, any guest who posts photos at a RAMMYS wine program finalist location (Charlie Palmer Steak, Fiola, Iron Gate, Proof, and The Red Hen) using the Instagram handle @RAMWdc and hashtag #RAMMYSWine will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the 2015 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 7.

Participating Cocktail Program of the Year Finalists:

601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Toast to Fiola being named a RAMMYS Wine Program of the Year Finalist with some bubbly! Throughout the week of May 25, Fiola is offering a “Fiola Sparkles!” special where guests can enjoy a half bottle (375mL) of Krug, Grande Cuvée, Reims, Champagne NV for $150 (normally $195).

Iron Gate
1734 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
To celebrate their recent RAMMYS nomination, Wine Program of the Year Finalist Iron Gate invites guests to partake in a special tasting on the patio of Greek white wines perfect for spring with Wine Director Brent Kroll on Friday, May 29, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Call 202-524-5202 to reserve your spot. The tasting is $25 per person and payment will be accepted onsite.

775 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Throughout the week of May 25, RAMMYS Wine Program of the Year Finalist Proof will feature six specialty wines by the glass that guests will never see listed again, poured at discounted one-time-only pricing. The wines will reflect the scope of Proof’s unique wine program – exceptional cult wines and little-known but revered small-production wines from more obscure regions. Proof will also offer guest spots by the glass at its sister restaurants, Doi Moi & Estadio, chosen by the Proof team with the other restaurants’ cuisines in mind.


The Red Hen
1822 First Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
In celebration of being named a RAMMYS Wine Program of the Year Finalist, The Red Hen Beverage Director and Co-Owner Sebastian Zutant will offer several Eastern European wines by the glass in order to support wineries utilizing ancient wine making practices and introduce guests to new wines at an approachable price. Monday, May 25, through Friday, May 29, Sebastian will offer the A Kallmet from Albania and the Tsolikouri from The Republic of Georgia for $9 by the glass, as well as affordably priced selections from Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia, hoping to persuade guests to experience new and different wines.

The winner will be announced at the 33rd Annual RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For more information regarding the 2015 RAMMY Awards or to purchase tickets, visit or email



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.