We are a very active social community dedicated to food, drinks and the arts in the Washington, DC metro area. Our events are held in diverse, convenient locations in the DMV that allow our members to learn and enjoy their favorite Grape or Grain beverage in a casual atmosphere while making new friends.
The Grapes & Grains community was created to connect people in a diverse and multicultural city such as DC, using the three most fundamental components of socializing, found in every culture around the world - Food, Drinks and the Arts. Our events, while creating a fun social atmosphere, allow our members to learn about their favorite drink, i.e. wine, beer, whisk(e)y and other spirits, and share their own culture with others through food and the arts.
Our Blog - Our new blog shares interesting topics on food and drinks with members of our community and readers, with emphasis on paring, history, culture and traditions. To learn more, visit our blog website at http://www.grapesandgrains.org
Our events are typically limited to smaller group sizes, where the objective is to socialize around food and drinks, converse and enjoy the diverse company of others, which normally does not happen in larger group events.
Our Motto - "Life is too short and time is too precious to waste on bad food, drink or company."
Though the primary objective of our group is to socialize and have a good time around food, drinks and the arts, we also aspire to have a meaningful impact on our local communities.
As we grow, we continuously evolve by bringing together new cultural experiences and ideas, through different professionals and artists. Our 'Dinner with an Artist' program, created by social collaboration with different local art communities and local restaurants invites different artists to join us for dinner, injecting a bit of creativity, culture and new experiences into our evening of socializing, while supporting the work of our local DC Artists.
For 2017, we have planned wine, beer and whisk(e)y tastings, wine-paired dinners, trips to local wineries, breweries and distilleries, besides events with local artists and art communities (Jazz, Opera, local theater, art galleries etc.) in the DMV metro area. New ideas are also welcome. We are a member-based group. We can only grow with each other.
In the pursuit of finding your "Grape or Grain", discover new tastes, make new friends and enjoy some of the diverse culinary aspects of our city.