Bon Appetit Honors Dio Wine Bar

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You go, girl! Stacey Khoury-Diaz is the owner of H street's Dio Wine Bar, named by Bon Appetit as America's Most Fun and Inclusive Wine Bar. Photo: Celeste McCall

Dio Wine Bar (904 H St. NE), has been honored by Bon Appetit Magazine. The glossy foodie mag has named Dio “America’s Most Fun and Inclusive Wine Bar.” Ironically, Dio is one of the H street businesses damaged and robbed.

“We at Dio are honored to be named America’s most fun and inclusive wine bar,” said proprietor Stacey Khoury-Diaz. “After my general manager Danielle Moreno had Coronavirus, we changed our business model from bar to wine shop. (Moreno has since recovered and is in good health.)

“After experiencing two break-ins, it’s nice to have something to shine a positive light on what we do. We’re excited to carry our ethics and inclusive approach to wine during Covid-19, including upcoming online content and classes.”

Latina-owned Dio Wine Bar is among H Street businesses hit by recent break-ins, robberies and vandalism. Still: they’re open as a wine store. Photo: Celeste McCall

Dio Wine Bar is Latina-owned and operated (Khoury-Diaz is Mexican-American). Before the pandemic, Dio’s hosted community gatherings like book clubs, focusing on Women of Color authors, and other activities, now offered on-line.

Dio’s wines are squeezed from organic or bio-dynamically farmed grapes and with few additives. Since opening Dio in September 2017,  Khoury-Diaz and her team have expanded Dio as a space for ethical, woman-owned local products. Dio’s partners with DC-based businesses like Odd Provisions (Columbia Heights) and Southeastern Roastery (Brightwood) for their goods. Since DC law requires customers to order food with alcohol purchases, Dio’s carries a small selection of olives, spiced nuts and other nibbles.

On Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays), bottles are available for pick-up and delivery. Pick-up goes from 1 to 3:30 p.m. with delivery from 4 to 8 p.m. depending on when the order was placed. Call 202-506-3103 or visit www.diowinebar.com.