1) ALEXANDRIA: Sonoma Cellar has opened its doors. This a combination California cuisine-influenced restaurant and tasting room, with the wines mostly hailing from California and Virginia. More about the project here. Status: Certified open. 207 King Street, Alexandria, Va.; website.
2) NORTHEAST: Jos. A Magnus distilling opened its doors over the weekend, with tours, tastings and two cocktail bars. Washingtonian reports a grand opening is scheduled for later in September. Status: Soft-opening. 2052 West Virginia Ave., NE #202; website.