Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Grill Room to Offer a Tax Relief Wine Special for Tax Day

From our friends at The Grill Room...

The Grill Room, located within the Rosewood Washington D.C. at 1050 31st Street, NW, is pleased to debut its tax relief wine special beginning on Tax Day, April 18th, through the end of April. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy Télégramme by Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe, a standout wine from Châteauneuf du Pape in Southern Rhone, for a special discounted price. Known for their wide range of drinkability and common characteristics of fresh red and black cherries, strawberry, black pepper, black raspberry, and spice, Châteauneuf du Pape wines also have a unique history of taxation which helped create a unified, superior product and eventually set the standard of wine making throughout France. Normally $25 a glass and $98 a bottle, this delicious wine will be priced at $15 a glass and $60 a bottle, and available during lunch service daily, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and dinner service Sunday to Thursday, from 5:30 PM to 10 PM and Friday and Saturday, from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM.

Châteauneuf du Pape was the first wine region in France to set down laws to protect the quality of their wines. In 1923, Baron Le Roy was the driving force behind this and he was concerned that fraud and low quality wines were hurting the image of the region. He set in place standards that would cover everything from where the grapes were planted, what grapes were permitted, yields, harvest times, and winemaking techniques, which would later be the blueprint for all French wine laws known as the Appellation d’origine Controllee or AOC for short. Though these laws were widely accepted, one taxation stood out and was met with the most resistance. It required farmers to not use at least 5% of the grapes that were harvested for wine production. This tax was meant to ensure only the best grapes would be made into wine.  Despite the tax being highly disliked and commonly referred to the tax as “Le Râpé” by grape farmers, wine lovers can agree each glass of Châteauneuf du Pape is better for it.

The Grill Room is located within the Rosewood Washington D.C. at 1050 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007. The menu specializes in the preparation of hand-cut, bone-in, artisanal meats and fresh seafood complimented with seasonal produce sourced from Pennsylvania, Southern Maryland and Virginia. The restaurant is open for breakfast daily, from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Lunch is also served daily, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday, from 5:30 PM to 10 PM, and Friday and Saturday, from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The Grill Room is a 15-minute walk to the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro Station accessible on the blue, orange and silver lines. For more information or to make reservations, please call (202) 617-2424, or visit http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/washington-dc/dining/the-grill-room.

About Rosewood Washington D.C.:
Rosewood Washington D.C. is a luxurious urban retreat located in the heart of Georgetown, one of DC’s most historic, renowned and picturesque neighborhoods. Conveniently located just steps from many of the city’s cultural attractions, high-end shops, and vibrant restaurants, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. The property offers 49 guestrooms and suites featuring contemporary art and comfortable furnishings as well as the state-of-the-art technology and amenities, in addition to several dining options. The Grill Room offers a warm neighborhood dining experience with seasonal menus and views overlooking the C&O Canal, while the adjoining Rye Bar has a cozy, clubby atmosphere and serves one of the city’s finest selections of rare rye whiskeys and craft cocktails. A rooftop lounge features an indoor/outdoor pool and panoramic views over America’s capital city including the iconic Washington Monument.