While searching the Twittersphere tonight for “wine dc” I came across a most exciting handle: @SlateWineBar. I have been scouting out wine bars in the area for years and had never seen this one so I immediately followed the link to Slate’s full profile which led me to their blog.
Slate Wine Bar is set to open some time THIS MONTH in Glover Park, just north of Georgetown. This new wine bar will be moving into Kitchen‘s recently-vacated building at 2404 Wisconsin, NW. According to Hyper Local Glover Park, “An investment group headed by a wine-loving lawyer bought Kitchen 2404 … Along with daily wine specials, tasting seminars, and winemaker’s dinners, Slate will feature cheese plates, charcuterie, a rotating seasonal menu, and daily and weekly food specials made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, [Elizabeth] Banker says. General manager Mark Krieger, a veteran of Chef Geoff’s (3201 New Mexico Ave.), is “developing the menu with the advice of various chefs,” Banker adds. “The food will be American, drawing on various global influences and flavors, since our wines will be from around the world.”
I’m very excited about potential wine-tasting classes and clubs mentioned in some of the recent press that has come out since Slate purchased Kitchen in mid July.
Slate is going right to the top of my list and I will be pacing the sidewalk outside their door until they let me in. I will keep you posted as to when that happens!