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DC Wine Week Oct.

12-19, 2013 As Mayor of the District of Columbia, I am pleased to extend greetings to DC Wine Week for hosting a weeklong celebration that promotes and supports the areas growing wine industry. This week provides an opportunity for the Washington, D.C. area to familiarize themselves with the local wine culture, explore the 27 wine trails and 288 wineries located in Virginia and the 55 wineries in Maryland. In addition, Food and Wine Magazine voted the Washington Wine Academy as one of the top five places to study wine, making D.C. a key location for wine education. On behalf of all the residents of the District of Columbia, you have my best wishes for education and enjoyable events. Vincent C. Gray Mayor, District of Columbia