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Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival, Feb. 29 – March 2 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington D.C.

Get ready wine nuts, the 9th Annual Washington D.C. International Wine and Food Festival returns this weekend to tantalize your taste buds and livers. Over 200 international and domestic wineries will be pouring over 800 wines, and for those who like the hard stuff, spirits as well. If you’ve attended in past years, you know how massive the festival is and how packed it gets. Fortunately, they’ve expanded the space and limited the amount of tickets — freeing up valuable elbow room for all those tips of the glass. Be sure not to overlook the food part featuring top local chefs demonstrating and presenting their dishes and also offering up their famous recipies. For the studious-types, there will be a seminar series with, among others, Wine Spectator Director of Education Gloria Maroti Frazee and author/columnist Doug Frost, one of only three people in the world to hold both Master Sommelier and Master of Wine titles.

What: Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival

When: Friday, Feb. 29 – Grand Cru Wine Lounge, 7 – 10 p.m., Saturday – Sunday , Mar. 1-2 – Grand Tasting – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost: $95 – Grand Tasting, $175 – Grand Cru

Where: Ronald Reagan Building &

International Trade Center, Washington D.C.

For tickets & more info, visit www.dcwinefestival.com