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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.
There are many reasons to visit Hop, Cask & Barrel, Georgetown's newest wine and spirits store. Let's start with my top three:
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.
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
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."
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!).
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.
Open literally a month, and already they've started a Wine of the Month Club.
Hop, Cask & Barrel is located at 1717 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. Tel: 202.795.9494
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."
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."