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October 2022: Winery Day Trips

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On the cover photograph by Jontell Parham, courtesy of Potomac Point Winery.

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Photograph courtesy of Stone Tower Winery.

Winery Day Trips

More than 30 of our favorite wineries that are worth a visit this fall, whether you’re looking for a romantic outing, a tasty Sunday brunch, or a fun place to picnic with friends. By Nancy Bauer.


Photograph by Jim Preston.

Ready for Takeoff

Almost four years into a seven-year, roughly $1 billion renovation, the National Air and Space Museum will reopen eight of its 23 exhibits on October 14. Take a peek behind the scenes. By Jessica Ruf.


Photograph by Jeff Elkins

The Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Georgetown Election

What does it mean for the future of US politics when a university that grooms some of the country’s future leaders is already having scandalous elections? By Sylvie McNamara.


Photograph courtesy of Throne Labs.

Relief Pitchers: Throne Labs wants you to use its fancy public potties. By Grace Deng.

Local Color: DC’s most impermanent art. By Grace Deng.

Cool in a Crisis: A former hostage negotiator has advice for businesses. By Luke Mullins.

A Haunted Past: Washington fiction with an eerie twist. By Damare Baker.

Secret Rendezvous: Chatting with a top intelligence insider. By Andrew Beaujon.

Big Picture: The factory behind those iconic bushel crab baskets. By Jessica Ruf. Photograph by Jay Fleming.

Where & When

Photograph courtesy of RCA Records.

10 Things You Really Ought to Do This Month. By Washingtonian Staff.


Photograph by Larry Cole.

Interview: Can this mathematician convince readers to love numbers like he does? By Andrew Beaujon.

A Pastry mystery: What happened to all the prune Danish? By Rob Brunner.


Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Coats of Many Colors: The vibrant wardrobe in one couple’s “Peacock Closet.” By Amy Moeller.

Shot of Hope for Cancer: A vaccine may someday help beat breast cancer. By Ayren Jackson-Cannady.

Does Your Child Need a Tutor? Here’s how to find and hire a good one. By Damare Baker.


tipping service charge
Photograph by Jeff Elkins

The New Rules of Tipping: Confused about how you should handle gratuities at restaurants these days? You’re not alone. By Jessica Sidman.

Buried Treasure: Périgord truffles from Virginia? Yes, really. By Nevin Martell.

The Great Washington Bake-Off: Our area now has a surplus of upscale bakery/cafes that got their start in other cities. How do they compare? By Ann Limpert.

Where the wild things are: A chef is turning diners on to locally foraged ingredients at Bar Ivy. Plus—what’s in season right now. By Nevin Martell.


Photograph by Laura Metzler.

Dream Kitchens: How to have a sparkling white kitchen without sacrificing warmth. Plus designers, cabinetmakers, countertop fabricators, and other resources to elevate your next renovation. By Michelle Brunner.

The Briefing | Bethesda: The latest food, fun, and other happenings around this ever-changing Mary­land locale. By Cynthia Hacinli.

Back to normal?: The current status of our previously crazy real-estate landscapeBy Michele Lerner.

Off the Market: The month’s luxury home sales. By Washingtonian Staff.

How high-school performance choir prepared NBC4’s Jummy Olabanji for the anchor desk. As told to Amy Moeller.