Washingtonians can sample international wine and cuisine this winter without leaving town at the first annual Capital Wine Festival. Hosted by The Fairfax at Embassy Row, the event offers opportunities to enjoy wine and food pairings prepared by Jockey Club chef Levi Mezick, through March. Participating wineries include Frog’s Leap (Feb. 3), Joseph Phelps Vineyards (Feb. 10), Cliff Lede Vineyards (Feb. 17), and Pio Cesare (Feb. 24), just to name a few. Dinner and reception prices vary from $125 to $145. Call 202-736-1453 for more information and to make reservations. www.capitalwinefestival.com.