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May 2017: Winery Day Trips

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Let’s Go Winetasting

70 of our favorite vineyards—we’ve mapped out some stop-by-stop itineraries—where you can find great wine, gorgeous views, and a fun day in the country. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse.

FEATURES

Tech Titans

Our biannual guide to the most important people in digital Washington. By Michael J. Gaynor

The Misfits of Summer

How an improbable DC team nearly made the World Series in the waning days of World War II. By Frederic J. Frommer.

When the Rain Came

Photographs by Sam Dean.

Last year, a flood devastated White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, home to a resort that draws Washington’s rich and powerful as well as the staff who take care of them. What happened next surprised everyone. By Elaina Plott.

Rock-Star Mom

Virginia Grohl raised one of the world’s most famous musicians—Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who also happens to be kind and stable. In a new book, she asks other moms how they brought up their own rocker kids. By Susan Coll.


CAPITAL COMMENT

Our Brand is FineLocal leaders want to rebrand Washington for the drain-the-swamp era. They shouldn’t.

Inn the Money: The data on how a one-room DC restaurant became 1.2 million hotel rooms worldwide.

Photographs Courtesy of Marriott Corporate Archives.

The Talk Stops Here: For a year, this GOP strategist listened to voters’ problems. Now she’s ready to act.


WHERE & WHEN

17 Things You Really Ought To Do This Month

Photograph by Derrick Dasenbrock.

IQ

Father Paul ScaliaOn his father’s legacy, the Church, and why he dislikes the term “conservative.”

Chances of AcceptanceThe number-one high school in America is less than 5 percent African-American and Latino. Does that make it racist?

Fox’s LiberalPundit Jessica Tarlov on playing the villain on America’s most watched cable network.

Are Churches Good NeighborsIn otherwise hopping neighborhoods, a building that’s empty six days a week can be a drain. Now a surprising solution is emerging.


LIFE

Old Town, New VibeOne of the area’s most interesting fashion hubs these days? Try Alexandria, with its delightful mix of independent boutiques.

Photograph of She’s Unique by Sara Nabizadeh.

Baby BoomShady Grove Fertility is the largest fertility clinic in the country. How it got that way involved business innovation as well as science.


TASTE

Chain ReactionAt the Smith, the menu aims to please all tastes.

Block PartyEverything you need to know about Annandale’s hot new food hall.

Photographs by Scott Suchman.

Meaty MattersRed Apron Burger Bar is doing wonders with Virginia beef.

Dish of the MonthClam Jam pizza with charcoal crust.


HOME

Pack a Pretty PicnicNo yard? No problem. Turn one of Washington’s beautiful parks into your own outdoor dining room.

Lush LifeAn English-inspired oasis takes root in Vienna.

Photograph by John Cole.

Everything Zen: A McLean homeowner gets a hidden spot for unwinding.

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