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Dowd on Drinks: Beer Drinker’s Guide To Holiday Champagne

So there you sit, in your latest ugly Christmas sweater that already has a splotch of holiday gravy on the front, wondering how to avoid looking like a schlub when you uncork the champagne you’ve been assigned to purchase for the next family inquisition commonly known as New Year’s Eve.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bastille Day at La Cote d’Or in Falls Church

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ONCE AGAIN ON BASTILLE DAY this year, Westmoreland Avenue on the border of Falls Church and Arlington was clogged with waiters from the La Cote D’Or restaurant competing for big prizes in their traditional race. The waiters carry full glasses on champagne on a tray down the street, around the corner, and back again. The […]

Dowd on Drinks: In the Court of Public Opinion, Champagne is Fantastic

With sincere apologies to the late Dr. Seuss …                I do not understand the French,               When sitting idly on a bench,               Or fighting in a muddy trench,               Or berating a writer for being a mench.

Dowd on Drinks: A Beer Drinker’s Guide To Holiday Champagne

So there you sit, in your latest ugly Christmas sweater that already has a splotch of holiday gravy on the front, wondering how to avoid looking like a schlub when you uncork the champagne you've been assigned to purchase for the next family inquisition commonly known as New Year's Eve.

Bastille Day Bubbly

Falls Church Restaurant La Cote D’or Café held its annual Bastille Day waiter race last Saturday. The contestants had to navigate a course in the shortest amount of time, while retaining the most champagne. Jorge Del Carpio, right, won the grand prize of a trip to Paris. (Photos: News-Press)

Wineline: Toast The New Year With French Bubblies

Year end columns tend to be filled with ‘the best of’ lists, or what’s suddenly in or out of fashion. For the most part it’s a fairly pointless exercise with art shows, once they close you can’t go back and see them.