Shop assistant Emily Owens examines a bottle off the wall of wine at Wine Loves Chocolate, a new store on the Downtown Mall opened by Little Washington Winery owners Donna and Carl Henrickson. The downtown extension of the winery offers tastings, pairings, and “wine boot camp.” Photo: Rammelkamp Foto.

Small bites: This week’s restaurant news

Pair off: Chocolate and wine arrive downtown together  Who here likes sweet wines? Anyone? Bueller? Donna Henrickson is usually met with cricket chirps when she asks a roomful of wine tasters how they feel about dessert wines. Most people turn up their noses when a bottle of Moscato makes its way to the tasting bar, but […]

Get your grub on at a monthly science cafe at UVA. Photo courtesy of Science Straight Up.

LIVING To Do: Science Straight Up

Think there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Monthly science cafe Science Straight Up is ready to debunk that hypothesis. Tuck in to a complimentary meal as Dr. Matthew Gerber discusses how big data and social media sites can help predict and prevent crime. Research teams at UVA are currently studying this rich topic […]