These are our Northern Virginia (and surrounding) wine, dine, and travel favorites right now

It's Columbus Day in the United States -- you know, that quasi-holiday that might be the federally recognized holiday that your employer is most likely to expect you to work on anyway? It's also an absolutely beautiful time in the Northern Virginia region that we (and a lot of great wineries) call home. We've been making a particular point of exploring and sharing it with you lately. There's much more to come, but we want to offer you some of our recent favorites on this holiday Monday. Go exploring if you're local and not at work... it's a beautiful autumn day.