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Despite sales boom, Va. wineries are small grapes at wine festival

Virginia wines are gaining acclaim and boasting record sales for the state, but a regional wine festival returning to Washington only features two wineries from the commonwealth.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 03:04pm EST

Tags: Capital Wine Festival, Boxwood Estate Winery, Tarara Winery, wineries

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Thousands miss inauguration because of 'miscommunication'

Thousands of people without tickets to the inauguration missed the whole thing, stuck behind police barricades on Independence Avenue during the ceremony without the ability to see or hear it. And police have no answer as to why they were stuck there.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 02:57pm EST

Tags: Independence Ave, inauguration,

A personal story of inaugural pride as crews make final preparations

It's crunch time for crews preparing the physical space where President Barack Obama and the first lady will have their inaugural dance.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 03:55pm EST

Tags: Eleanor Hill, inaugural balls, inauguration

Presidents and God: Religion's role in inauguration

The separation of church and state is unique to American democracy, but when it comes to celebrating the start of a president's term, God has played a role in nearly every inauguration since George Washington. And President Obama's second swearing-in will be no different.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 08:19am EST

Tags: National Cathedral, inauguration, St. John

Mulling a partnership: Local businesses blend their strengths

By partnering with shops like the Tea and Spice store, professional mixologist Jesse Dean is able to host the classes for free and sell both his experience and his partner's products.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 10:22am EST

Tags: Spice and Tea Exchange, Jesse Dean, Keith Campbell-Rosen, Georgetown

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Overweight, chronically ill find yoga without judgment

Specialized yoga classes are taught like traditional yoga classes, but they cater to people with different conditions and different ability levels, with the focus on balance, strength and flexibility.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 12:58pm EST

Tags: yoga, Lil Omm Yoga, Dena Kahn,

Dating sites help you find love in your political party

Finding your match is hard enough, as is online dating. But matching up politically is a priority for many people, not just in the Washington-area.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 11:01am EST

Tags: political dating, RedStateDate, BlueStateDate, Julie Spira, dating

Wild romance: ZooLights offers its first date night

In a city with plenty to do, people are flocking to the National Zoo's holiday show, ZooLights. But this year, the zoo is catering to couples by offering its first ZooLights date night.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 10:49am EST

Tags: National Zoo, zoo lights, ZooLights,

Varying temperatures cause early bloom in flowers

It makes sense, considering our recent weather, that the cherry trees think it's spring - and they're not alone.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 07:51am EST

Tags: weather, flowers

WTOP takes you behind the scenes at ZooLights

Planning the annual ZooLights holiday show is a coordinated effort designed to thrill visitors while also catering to the special needs of each animal species. Find out which creatures are intentionally kept in the dark and what the five must-see stops along the tour are.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 05:53am EST

Tags: zoo lights, National Zoo, pandas, Smithsonian

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