Food & Drink

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: John Rammelkamp.

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 […]

Sarah Cramer Shields, left, and Andrea Hubbell. Photo courtesy Our Local Commons

Five Finds on Friday: Our Local Commons

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities. Today’s picks come from Sarah Cramer Shields and Andrea Hubbell, founders of the Charlottesville food website Our Local Commons, and creators of the books of the same name. Volume 2 of Our Local Commons has just been published, and tomorrow, October 11, there is a celebration at JM Stock Provisions called Meet […]