New and Noteworthy: Dickson Wine Bar

Nightlife, What's New — By Torie Castiello on March 23, 2010 at 1:43 am

Locals have been buzzing about the recent opening of Dickson Wine Bar, a three-level venue across the street from Nellie’s in the U Street area.

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.

Dickson Wine Bar. Photo credit: French Twist DC.

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.