kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Wine Bar Coming to Tysons Corner

A friend of mine just gave me a heads up about this place. It's a chain, and the Tysons Corner location is scheduled to open this spring.

They seem to follow the same "user-friendly" approach that WineStyles and Best Cellars use to classify wines. But instead of using adjectives like "fruity," "soft" or "earthy," they use what they call Grape Classifications--ten numbers that define a wine category's color, body, flavors, etc. To be honest, the classifications seem to be a bit confusing, and there are wines that can fall into several categories. But The Grape looks like it could be a decent addition to wine-bar-starved Tysons Corner.

For more information, check out their website.