2024-07-15 1:02 PM

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.

Falls Church Business News & Notes

Curves of Falls Church is hosting a clothing drive to benefit Dress For Success, an organization whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

Dowd on Drinks: California Harvest In Question

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The grape harvest on the five Russian River Valley ranches supplying grapes to the winemakers at Sonoma-Cutrer wrapped up several weeks early this year, a testament more to good old-fashioned manpower than to the quality of the growing season.

Anatomy of an In-Home Wine Tasting


Often the ability to discern quality wines is a natural gift, as we saw in the case of food for Remy in the Disney cartoon, “Ratatouille.”

Falls Church Business News & Notes

Red, White & Blue Wine and Gourmet Shop is now hosting wine tastings Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 – 5 p.m.

Community News and Notes


Kid-Safe Software Hits Falls Church A new desktop alternative, KidDesktop, has been launched in Falls Church. The program features a customized start screen and personalized activity bar with games and appropriate Web sites, the option to download and view pictures, timed computer sessions, and the ability to navigate the Internet in a safe working environment […]