It's A Wine Bar Boom

Bring on the vino.

In one of my favorite trendlets to hit the D.C. dining scene, bona fide wine bars are popping up like Champagne corks on New Year's Eve. (Yes, I had to go there.)

I ducked into the brand new Veritas last night and ran into a veritable who's who of local wine gurus, who were also checking the place out. It's tiny but comfortable and is the kind of casual place we ought to have more of ... and will soon.

The same owners will open Enology next year in the former Zebra Lounge space at 3238 Wisconsin Ave. On 14th Street, construction is under way at Cork (more details here).

And Melissa McCart reports for The Express that yet another oeno-monikered spot is on the way. Vinoteca is slated to open soon near 11th and U streets, according to the post. Read more on her personal blog here.