Virtual Videos


Jennifer Knowles Talks About Wine and Mirabelle, Women Around Town, November 23, 2018 

Wine tasting to be held in honor of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, Good Morning Washington (WJOA), April 13th 2016

D.C. Wine Guide, Svetlana Legetic,, February 18, 2015

Crystal Palate Interview with Jennifer Knowles, 2013

Bye Heels: As D.C. Restaurants Continue to Evolve, So Does Hosts’ Attire
“It’s not like they’re an extraneous part of the restaurant or some decoration.”, Laura Hayes, Washington City Paper, February 21, 2019

Jennifer Knowles of The Inn at Little Washington on local Virginia wines and ancient Chilean vines, Wine & Spirits Magazine, January 30, 2014

Interview with Sommelier Jennifer Knowles of Rubicon – San Francisco, Antoinette Bruno,  October, 2005


Virginia Sparklers Rise to the Occasion, Special to Edible DC, December 17, 2015

Articles & Reviews

From 1522 to 2018: Enjoying Philipponnat Champagne, Panos Kakaviatos, Wine Chronicles, November 9, 2018

A New Young Chef Brings the Drama at Mirabelle, Washington Post, October 30, 2018

Nibbles And Sips Around Town, Jordan Wright, Whisk & Quill, September 2018

Mirabelle’s New Team Ushers in Joy and a Surprising New England Element  Laura Hayes, Washington City Paper, July 30, 2018

Mirabelle: Chef Frank Ruta’s New Home in Washington, DC,, November 1, 2017

That’s Somm Blend, Mary Cressler, Oregon Wine Express, September 1, 2016

How Top Restaurants Have Changed Consumers’ Tastes For Riesling, Kyle Swartz,, August 10, 2016

A Shot of History: You, Too, Can Drink 297-Year-Old Madeira Wine, Sam Slaughter,  The Manual, August 7, 2016

Fourth Annual Virginia Wine Summit in Middleburg, USA, 2016


“Jennifer Knowles is recognized widely for her expertise in restaurant management and building exceptional wine and spirits programs for world-class establishes such as Plume at the Jefferson Hotel where she worked for two years, along with time at Fiola Mare and four years at the famous Inn at Little Washington in Virginia.” 
Washington Lobbyist

“In the shadow of more famous whites like Sancerre and Vouvray from the Loire Valley, Muscadet, not to be confused with Muscat, is produced with the Melon de Bourgogne grape and most frequently produced sur lie. Made with grapes grown in Pays Nantais, the wines “are brimming not only with classic citrus peel acidity, but also striking in the salinity apparent from the first sip,” says Jennifer Knowles, general manager/beverage director for Washington, D.C.’s Mirabelle.” 
Wine Enthusiast

“Mirabelle General Manager Jennifer Knowles says she believes that the term fine dining is outdated. Instead, she would like to see the term refined dining or even hospitality-driven dining used when talking about that tier of restaurants. “We are talking all the elements of what you see in any other restaurant and refining that at the highest level,” she says. “Whether it’s the products you are bringing in the back door, whether it’s the amount of time it takes to prepare the food, or whether it’s the details that go into to creating the dishes and the training of the back of the house staff. It’s taking hospitality hopefully to its highest level.”
FSR Magazine 

“Sommelier Jennifer Knowles liked the Chester Gap Viognier best of all but admitted that “choosing a favorite wine is the most subjective subject outside of art and music.”
The Washingtonian


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