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Grape + Bean

You can reach Grape + Bean at 118 South Royal Street Alexandria , Virginia 22314
Call them on (703) 664-0214 , or browse their website http://www.grapeandbean.com
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2012-04-12 - 2012-04-12      null
Wine Pairing + Cheese!
We've all been invited to a party where the host says, "Just bring some wine and cheese" --and then we say Yikes- what kind of wine and what kind of cheese! In this seated class, GRAPE + BEAN's sommelier, Matthew Carroll, will shed some light on the basics and "science" of pairing wine and cheese.

2012-04-19 - 2012-04-19      null
Australia- Wines from Down Under
G'day, mates! Come to GRAPE + BEAN for a guided trip of the wines from down under. Recently, GRAPE + BEAN's own Matthew Carroll visited some of Australia's great winegrowing regions and he'll share his enthusiasm and great finds with you!

2012-04-28 - 2012-04-28      null
Roll out the Rose
Whether it was the lack of winter we had in our area or the early arrival of spring, we at GRAPE + BEAN couldn't be happier about the start of Rose season!


About Grape + Bean


Grape + Bean focuses on smaller, more independent producers making great hand crafted wines. We offer close to 200 hundred different labels and we're growing our inventory every day.

We research and hand-select all of the wines so we can continue to offer unique, interesting, and good value wines to our customers. We know our inventory well and can assist you in finding what you want and hopefully turn you on to some wines you've never experienced before.

And..in addition to our great wine selection, we offer dozens of handcrafted and even hard to find artisanal beers.

At the Wine Bar, we feature a great line-up of wines by the glass that pair wonderfully with our menu of small and large plates. Also be sure to stop by on Wednesday or Thursday where we feature special Wine Flights-- it's great to try a selection of wines we hand pick (you can't go wrong) and we change them up every week!

And...if you enjoy what you taste, you can always take a bottle or two to go--the benefits of being both a Wine Bar and a Wine shop!

Grape + Bean recently kicked off its series of Wine Tasting events where we taste several wines and paired foods and learn and sip in a fun and informal atmosphere.
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Grape + Bean offers unique offering of artisinal cheeses, meats including delicious salumis and pates, and other gourmet products like olives and nuts from around the world.

We are committed to providing high quality products which is why we hand select every item based on our own research, tastings, and experience. Most of our offerings are available both at the Wine Bar and for retail purchase.

Wine + Tasting Bar

At the Wine Bar, you can sit and enjoy wine by the glass and small and large plates alike including a beautiful selection of cheese and charcuterie plates, fresh, (organic where we can) salads, sandwiches, crostinis, and seasonal produce. The wine bar is a great spot for a dinner or a late lunch and the menu is perfect for sharing or come solo--we're happy to have you there.

Retail

People come for the great cheese, meat, nuts, olives and other goodies but if you haven't tried our breads (and home made crackers), we think you're missing out. Baguettes, Ciabatta, Olive bread, Focaccia, and so on, our breads are handmade daily by Nathan Hatfield at Restaurant Eve.

All breads can be special ordered with 24 hours notice. We also offer Gluten Free bread, available by advance order only-you won't be disappointed.

Gifts

For Wine lovers, coffee lovers, cheese lovers, and the list goes on-- we have something for most oenophiles and foodies out there-- and there's always a Grape + Bean gift certificate for use at the Wine Bar or for any retail products.

Grape + Bean also provides specialty gift baskets, boxes, and buckets of all shapes and sizes, great for holiday, personal and corporate gifts alike. Stop by and look at some of special creations or we can work with you. We can create any combination of Grape + Bean products to match your preference and your budget.

Ask us about some of our most popular gift ideas including our very special Salt Cellars, Wine Party in Box, the Wine and Coffee Lovers baskets, the Single Origin baskets, and Wine Chillers (6 and 12 bottles) fully stocked!