At first glance, it might sound like just another wine bar – and goodness knows there are quite a few of those in DC. But Dickson is special – for one thing, it specializes solely in organic and biodynamic wine offerings.
Well, okay, but what is biodynamic wine, exactly? Wikipedia to the rescue: apparently it’s the product of “a method of organic farming with homeopathic composts that treats farms as unified and individual organisms.” Which translates to feeling environmentally responsible while enjoying a glass or two of wine. Not too shabby.
In addition to its interesting wine choices, Dickson also offers satisfying small plates, with an emphasis on banh mi – Vietnamese baguettes with savory meat fillings. Again, somewhat out of the ordinary – and extremely tasty.
But perhaps Dickson’s biggest draw is its staff – friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating, they make an already very promising spot simply unmissable.
Long may it stay that way.