Wisdom is hosting its first cocktail competition of Diep 9 Genever for industry and non-industry folks! Why genever (Juh-nee-vur)? It is the precursor of Gin and has a flavor profile that has been described as a mix between gin, whiskey, and vodka. Before prohibition in 1920, Americans were drinking up to 7 times more genever [...]
Beginning this Sunday (Dec. 16th), we’ll have all the fixings for Hot Toddies at your favorite neighborhood bar. Best of all, they’re free! You just pay for the pour. Brave the cold and warm your soul! Either build your own or ask the barkeep to give you a hand. To help you get ready, here’s [...]
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE BINGO this Wednesday, October 3rd at Wisdom! Empty promises! Grandstanding! Rhetoric! Prizes! Drinks! Jim Lehrer! Bingo prizes include: Free drinks Seat at Bluecoat tasting Seat at Bourbon tasting
We have samples of soon to be released liberTEA and Salted Caramel Shine from our friends at Bluecoat! Come try them at Wisdom and Church & State before anyone else!
Genever expert & Belgian Ex-pat, Veronique of Diep 9 gave us a fascinating history lesson on Genever (Gin’s Grand Daddy) at Wisdom a couple weeks ago at our very first Genever tasting. What is Genever??? The 500 year old Belgian National liquor that has a flavor profile somewhere between Gin, Vodka, and Whiskey. But enough out of us. Check out [...]
Who says the Super Bowl has to be only about beer and pizza? Why not enjoy a cocktail too? Join Wisdom for Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday. Not sure who’s playing? Neither are we! But that’s no reason not to throw back a few. View the Super Bowl the way it was meant to be [...]
Come try the local taste of DC at Wisdom as they offer a rare FREE beer tasting TONIGHT, Jan. 19th. Not only will we be serving up FREE locally brewed DC Brau, but you will also have the chance to meet the Brau’s brew master who will be making a guest appearance. This won’t just [...]
The Gintender’s mug just made an appearance in the Style section of the Washington Post. At Wisdom, owned by mixologist Erik Holzherr, adventurous imbibers can enjoy the excellent absinthe service and selection. The article also mentions the great absinthe selection and service at Wisdom. “Dan Searing: Wisdom is known for its absinthe selection and service. [...]
The Gintender is, for a limited time only, opening up the bars to host holiday parties throughout the season. Wisdom, Fruit Bat and Church & State are great venues to hold an office Christmas party or holiday get together. You can rent out the entire bar for a few hours, a night, or just [...]
The GINtender was voted Mixologist of the Year by Modern Luxury (DC)! “Erik Holzherr is like a liquor deity. His Atlas District eden, Church & State (1236 H St. NE, dcfruitbat.com)—decked in stained glass and church pews—pours heavenly rebooted classics like a Sazerac with hibiscus liqueur. “I don’t think of myself as a provocateur, but [...]
The Wealthy Missionary, one of Wisdom’s most popular libations, mingles peach and ginger with just a hint of tea leaf bitterness. Check out Kelly A. Magyarics’ take on this great summer cocktail in the Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Below, the Gintender has compiled a list of home bar essentials. If you’ve taken one of the mixology classes at Wisdom or Church & State, this list should be familiar to you! Essential Base spirits: 1. Vodka — Smirnoff 2. Gin — Beefeater 3. Rum — Bacardi 4. Whiskey — Blantons 5. Triple sec 6. [...]