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Congrats!

July 21, 2015

Chantal Botana, daughter of The Georgetown Dish contributor Janet Donovan, was married in Galicia,Spain on July 17th to Manuel Bouzas. Chantal is a graduate of the Washington International School.


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Hop, Cask & Barrel of Georgetown

July 8, 2015

There are many reasons to visit Hop, Cask & Barrel, Georgetown's newest wine and spirits store. Let's start with my top three:

1. Rully

White Rully (Photo by: Judith Beermann) White Rully

Rully is wine from Côte Chalonnaise in southern Burgundy, an area best known for whites but also wonderful reds. The white is so smooth and rich, and unlike any other French white I've tasted. It tops all of my current favorites.

2. Drizly

Drizly is an alcohol delivery service application exclusive to Hop, Cask & Barrel in Georgetown which you download to your smartphone (ala Uber) allowing you to get quick and free local delivery of your favorite selections.

3. Single Malts

110 varieties.

110 Varieties of Single Malts (Photo by: Judith Beermann) 110 Varieties of Single Malts

Reasons enough, right? Stop in and say hello to owner, Ankit Desai and I guarantee he'll help you discover a wine or spirit you've never tried before but will love. Don't be surprised if he invites you to sample it too.

As Desai told The Georgetown Dish, "We're here to build a family, to provide a different shopping experience, one unique to this wonderful, tight-knit community of Georgetown."

Sean Rowley, Ankit Desai, Billy Robbett, Andrew Weber (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Sean Rowley, Ankit Desai, Billy Robbett, Andrew Weber

Specializing in a diversified portfolio, you'll find many bottles you've never even thought of looking for, including rhubarb and artichoke liqueur (and Rully!).

Ankit Desai with July's Wines of the Month (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Ankit Desai with July's Wines of the Month

Like it's predecessor, Wagner's, this place also caters to beer drinkers and college kids, but make no mistake, it's a place for grown-up tastes.

Consider Hop, Cask & Barrel your neighborhood wine & spirits store. I now do.

Repbublic National Distributing Company Sales Rep, Andrew Weber (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Repbublic National Distributing Company Sales Rep, Andrew Weber

Open literally a month, and already they've started a Wine of the Month Club.

Hop, Cask & Barrel (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Hop, Cask & Barrel

Hop, Cask & Barrel is located at 1717 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. Tel: 202.795.9494


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Julia Child's Georgetown Home For Sale

July 1, 2015

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

On the edge of Rose Park sits the former residence of legendary American chef Julia Child. Currently described as a vacant property, the bright yellow colonial wood frame house with blue shutters, listed by Keith Carr and Thos D. Walsh for $1.1 million, is being sold "AS IS." 

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

Originally built right after the Civil War by Edgar Murphy, an African American carpenter, the 1,497 square foot property has four stories, three bedrooms and two and-a-half baths.

The chef and her husband occupied the  historic house in the late 1940s and again in 1956 when they returned from France. Child gave cooking lessons in the kitchen. Incidentally, her nieghbor, "architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen designed her kitchen ... if it still survives," says Simon Jacobsen.

As of June 30, 2015, the home is cited by DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affiars for "excessive vegetative growth along the rear fence line."

 

 


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