Rare vintage bottles are already likely to carry a high price tag, but if those bottles once belonged to a U.S. president, their value becomes legendary. According to _The Telegraph_, Malcolm Forbes (of _Forbes_ magazine fame) shelled out nearly $160,000 for a 1787 Chateau Lafite that was merely rumored to have come from Thomas Jefferson’s collection. A few years later, New York wine collector William Sokolin valued another of Jefferson’s bottles at a sobering $500,000. Unfortunately, Sokolin never got to taste his half million-dollar Chateau Margaux. He brought the bottle to dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel one night, where a clumsy waiter broke it. Luckily, he’d had it insured for $225,000.Read More
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Though many neighborhoods helped further the gay identity in the United States, Dupont Circle does bear one distinction: Lambda Rising. This bookstore was the first to produce a TV commercial that targeted gay customers. The spot solidified Lambda Rising’s importance in the neighborhood, with shop owners using their newfound fame to organize Gay Pride Day, the predecessor of Capital Pride, in 1975. Lambda Rising eventually closed its doors for good in 2010, but only because its owners felt they had accomplished their mission—most bookstores now carry the LGBT books that once set their shop apart. The neighborhood that built up around Lambda carries on its mission, too, catering to the GLBTQ community with dance clubs and drag shows that are, simply, fun.Read More
When it comes to finding good Korean cuisine in the US, many foodies instinctively point to Los Angeles. But thanks to DC's blossoming Korean population—the fourth highest in the States as of 2011, according to the _Washington Post_ —that may no longer be the case. Indeed, Korean culture seems to have gone mainstream in the nation's capital, resulting in a growing number of restaurants serving bulgogi and bibimbap.Read More