Words By Priya Koning, Photos By Tatiana Gulenkina
This past Saturday all of DC’s winos and wino-wannabes descended upon Union Market for the first ever Vinofest, which, by all accounts was a smashing success.
Held in the lot and warehouse behind Union Market, guests were given a wine “passport” which they took to each wine table to enjoy a liberal sampling of wine. There may have been Malbec, and there was definitely Prosecco, but at this point who even remembers? What matters is that the wine was free-flowing, the pours were generous, and when you got sick of wine (is that even possible?) there was a bar where you could buy beer and vodka cocktails.
Below the wine tasting arena was an open air stage showcasing musical talents like Hilton of the Thievery Corporation, DC Spinser Tracy, and Jesse Boykins III. The music provided a perfect backdrop to the excessive wine tasting, and as you can imagine, there was more dancing and singing as the night wore on.
Best of all, all of this imbibing was in the name of charity. VinoLovers organized this event to benefit Dreams for Kids DC and Bike to the Beach, which leads us to the following conclusions: 1) Drinking Can Be Good For Society 2) Drinking Wine Makes Dreams Come True 3) We Should All Get Drunk and Bike To the Beach
Here are the pictures which recorded this momentous festival. For those who attended, these photos should help jog your memory for everything happened after you had one too many sauvignon blanc and things got a bit fuzzy….
Some bonus shots from Ben Droz