WOW Kicks off the Holiday Season with an Exclusive Wine Tasting at Wildfire Restaurant

11.28.2012 / Blog Posts Events Local Lifestyle

With the launch of the Redskins 80th Anniversary commemorative wine, RESERVE, not to mention the influx of great wines hailing from Virginia and taking over beverage lists all over the area, we couldn't think of a better way to gather WOW members together and kick off the Holiday season than with a wine tasting event of our own! 

WOW Members were invited to an exclusive wine tasting and food pairing at Wildfire Restaurant in Tyson's Corner on November 27th featuring the limited edition Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon RESERVE, along with a Mirassou Pinot Noir, The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc, and Benziger "Carneros" Chardonnay. 

Accompanying the tastings, our friends at Wildfire put together a number of delicious hors d'oeuvres to compliment each of the four vinos, ranging from Bison Meatballs and Blue Crab Croquettes to Chicken Wellington and Cured Salmon Tartar. Wine experts were on-hand to explain the food pairings in depth as well as more about each wine's flavors.

RESERVE seemed to quickly become a crowd favorite, boasting a winning combination of fresh fruit and sweet oak and paired perfectly with beef tenderloin on a BBQ Potato Chip (without a doubt our personal favorite!). For more information on how to purchase the limited edition wine, visit


Redskins Broadcast Network's and Voice of the Redskins Larry Michael was also in attendance and got the crowd pumped up for Monday night's game by recapping the Thanksgiving stomping on the Cowboys, followed by some loud cheers from the crowd of course! 

Between refills and mini-tutorials with the Wildfire sommeliers, WOW members were able to network with each other, hear the behind-the-scenes dish on Redskins TV from Larry, and enjoy additional, complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres. The happy hour gathering ended with none other than an exclusive Redskins raffle, with prizes that included a DeAngelo Hall autographed jersey and Redskins mini-helmet signed by Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.

Thanks for coming out ladies!

Thank you to Wildfire Restaurant for hosting us and for all of the delicious food! For more information on Wildfire or to make a reservation, visit 

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