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First Look: ENO Wine Bar DC

By Rina Rapuano
October 15, 2013

ENO wine bar, which sits adjacent to The Four Seasons in Georgetown, intends to soft-open his week. The bar has five other locations across the country and will offer guests a side of education with their wine and cheese in the form of casual yet informative tastings. Because the open date still isn’t set, it’s best to call ahead if you plan to visit this week (202-295-2826).

  • Guests can sit at the bar and order flights of wine, cheese or chocolate - many of which will be sourced locally. Other menu items will include deviled eggs with duck confit, salads and panini.

  • The wine bar will focus mainly on cheese, charcuterie and chocolates along with wines and French-press coffees made with Annapolis-based Ceremony Coffee Roasters. Virginia confectioner Gearharts will supply the chocolates, and charcuterie comes from Georgetown meat master Jamie Stachowski.

  • The international cheese selection will include Calkins Creamery in Pennsylvania and Cherry Glenn Goat Cheese Co. in Maryland.

  • The dramatic chandelier - visible from both the main floor and the upstairs - is made from upcycled American oak wine barrels.

  • In addition to the extensive Old World and New World offerings, ENO will pour from its private label bottles of “Columbeaux” and “GSM” blends, made exclusively for the wine bar by Dusted Valley in Walla Walla, WA. Fifty wines - eight on tap - are priced starting at $9 a glass. King Family Vineyards, Paradise Springs Winery and Barboursville Vineyards will be among the Virginia wines represented.

  • The lounge chairs on both levels face the street for people watching. They’re also a comfortable spot to take advantage of the bar’s free Wi-Fi.

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