If there’s one thing that’s become hotter than politics in Washington DC, it’s the wine bar scene, which has seen a ferocious resurgence. Half a dozen newcomers have popped up in just this past year alone, and while all still appease staunch wine aficionados, many are keeping with tradition while also making a highbrow pastime user-friendly for all consumers. Owners are often onsite to guide your experience. After years spent around the world cultivating their knowledge of fine wine, they have returned to DC to share the wealth and introduce locals to all they’ve learned. Make the most of someone else’s work by visiting these top wine bars around Washington DC.