Michelin Guide | November 3, 2017

Head to one of these establishments to get your wine on.

Though there are plenty of places in the Nation’s capital to grab a glass of wine, the following establishments go abouve and beyond when it comes to the wine bar scene. Here’s where to head: ...More

Restaurant Talk: Swati Bose and Kabir Amir’s D.C. Global Wine Embassy


Wine Spectator | December 30, 2016

The power couple behind Washington’s Flight brings the far reaches of the wine world to their neighborhood spot

Swati Bose and Kabir Amir deepened their love for wine and food in tandem with the blossoming of their own relationship. When asked how they met, Bose laughs: “Kabir crashed a party of mine about 15 years ago and… that was that!” It wouldn’t be long before that auspicious pairing would take the couple to California, France, Italy and beyond in search of vinous adventure. More...

Lavanya Ramanathan / The Washington Post

Lavanya Ramanathan / The Washington Post

The year in drinking: 10 great bars that debuted in 2014

Washington Post | January 2, 2015

A gorgeous space with a wine list that will surprise even the most jaded drinkers, Flight is a delight to visit when you have time to kill and can explore the menu: Hungarian roses, Serbian and Macedonian reds, Slovenian and Greek whites. (Don't worry: Your less adventurous friends will find gruner, Riesling and Willamette pinots on the extensive by-the-glass list.) There have been some tweaks since Flight's January opening: The lone "Flight of the Week" has been replaced by an extensive list of themed flights: Balkan Reds and Not Your Grandmother's Chardonnay for $18 a pop. It's enough to make you feel indecisive, but don't worry: If you hesitate between two glasses, the staff will attempt to sway you with free splashes of each ... More

8 Great By-the-Glass Bubbly Lists in DC

Zagat | December 18, 2014

Bose says she likes to highlight lesser-known varietals from lesser-known regions — even when it comes to France. She says this gives her customers a greater value, and her sparklings by the glass range from $10-$14. (Flights cost $18 and add up to 9 ounces.) She offers five by-the-glass sparklings and 10 bottles ($46-$180), plus a few off-menu options ... More

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Cheers to the Weekend: Cinnamon Apple Sparkler - Swati Bose of Flight Wine Bar

MyFoxDC | December 4, 2014

It's that time of the week when we say "Cheers to the Weekend!" Every week, we invite a mixologist from a different restaurant or bar to come in to share their signature drink recipe with us. This week, we invited Swati Bose, general manager of Flight Wine Bar in Northwest D.C. to make a Cinnamon Apple Sparkler just in time for the holidays ... More

R. Lopez / DC Eater

R. Lopez / DC Eater

Peep at Flight Wine Bar's Revamped Booze & Food Menus

DC Eater | November 21, 2014

Flight Wine Bar's specialty is, well, wine. So that they've re-designed their menu for ease of navigating their super-sized wine offerings makes total sense. Now the focus is on Flight's flights — sets of three wines for $18. Choose from options like "Balkan Reds" or "Around the World Rosés." There are 20 flights in all ... More

Washington, D.C. Restaurants: This Is Where the Locals Eat

Conde Nast Traveler | May 18, 2014

A new addition to the city’s not-quite-robust stable of wine bars is Flight, which opened in January in Penn Quarter. Whether you want to explore rosés from around the world (I recommend the Lebanese option found in the three-glass flight) or sample mini pours of Spanish cava or French Beaujolais, the sleek spot will satisfy pretty much every taste. Try the fermented French fries—you’ll be dreaming of them for weeks to come ... More

Lavanya Ramanathan / The Washington Post

Lavanya Ramanathan / The Washington Post

Something for the weekend: Flight wine bar opens Saturday

Washington Post | January 17, 2014

There's a new place to perch after a movie date in Chinatown, or for a post-dinner drink and conversation when the din at Graffiato gets to be too much: Flight wine bar on Sixth Street NW in the shadow of Verizon Center. The bar opens Saturday at 4 p.m. Swati Bose, who co-owns the restaurant with her husband, Kabir Amir, has stocked Flight with dozens of selections, some hailing from lesser-known wine producing regions, including the Balkans and Lebanon ... More

Jeff Elkins

Jeff Elkins

Early Look: Flight Wine Bar, A modern take on the neighborhood wine spot arrives in Penn Quarter

Washingtonian | January 17, 2014

Wine bars had their heyday in Washington, but seemed to fall out of favor with the subsequent waves of cocktail dens and beer halls. Still, we may just have a wine bar renaissance on our hands—or at least the start of one—when Flight opens in Penn Quarter on Saturday ... More

R. Lopez

R. Lopez

Modern, Intimate Flight Wine Bar Opens Saturday

DC Eater | January 15, 2014

6th Street in Penn Quarter is getting a neighborhood wine bar in Flight, which is scheduled to open Saturday. The bar comes from owners Swati Bose & Kabir Amir. The wood-heavy design, which is sound-proofed and softly lit, comes from Edit Lab at StreetSense. The restaurant has about 60 seats, with a 15 seat bar. The menu, courtesy of Bradley Curtis, aims to meld Mediterranean and New England sensibilities ... More

Scott Suchman

Scott Suchman

Flight Wine Bar Opens Saturday

Zagat National | January 15, 2014

Penn Quarter gains a sleek, new wine bar this weekend with the opening of Flight, which will offer more than 30 wines by the glass and feature lesser-known varietals. The opening is only a few weeks past the projected December 2013 start date ... More

Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin

Flight Club: A Stunner of a Wine Bar in Chinatown

UrbanDaddy | January 13, 2014

Wine bars. They’re making a comeback. And wine bars with pulled-duck sandwiches and tomato-soup cake for dessert—they’re really surging. As in, there’s now one of those places. It’s nearly time to clink glasses at Flight Wine Bar, a drop-dead-gorgeous ode to the grape, opening on Saturday next to Daikaya and Graffiato ... More