Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spots in Our Summer Wine Tasting Sessions Still Available

Wine Director John Toigo
Price $85 per person, including a tasting of foods selected for pairing and a class packet featuring wine specifications, tasting notes, and more.

All classes are held from 5:30 to 7 pm.

*****Waiting List Only*****
Thursday, May 2, 2013
“Bubbles for All Occasions”
From Champagne to Prosecco to Franciacorta … the methods and makers of sparkling wines and what makes the amazing Italian sparklers such a good value.
  • Mazzolino, Metodo Classico, Brut, Rose, Oltrepo Pavese, Lombardy NV
  • Ferrari, “Perle”, Metodo Classico, Brut, Trento 2006
  • Ca’ del Bosco, Brut, Franciacorta, Lombardy NV 
  • Pierre Moncuit, Grand Cru, Blanc de Blancs, Brut, Le Mesnil, Champagne, Frane NV
  • Billecart-Salmon, Brut, Rose, Mareuil-Sur-Ay, Champagne, France NV
  • Zardetto, Prosecco, Brut, Veneto, Italy NV
  • Giacomo Bologna, “Braida”, Bracchetto d’Acqui, Piedmont, Italy 2010
Thursday, June 6, 2013
“The World Cup of Pinot Noir”
In the wine cellar as on the soccer field, there are different styles. We’ll taste pinot noirs from France, Italy and the United States , as well as a newcomer from New Zealand.
  • Ca’ del Bosco, “Pinero”, Sebino, Lombardy, Italy 2007
  • Frédéric Magnien, “Herbuottes”, Morey-Saint-Denis, Burgundy, France 2007
  • Clouds Rest, “Limited Release”, Sonoma Coast, CA 2007
  • Loimer, “Dechant”, Kamptal, Austria 2007
  • Bodega Chacra, “Barda”, Mendoza, Argentina  2010
  • Spy Valley, “Envoy”, Marlborough, New Zealand 2007
Thursday, July 11, 2013
“Maria’s Favorite Wines of Spain”
These are the Spanish wines we love to drink.
  • Lopez de Heredia, “Viña Tondonia”, Tempranillo, Reserva, Rioja 2001
  • Lopez de Heredia, “Viña Tondonia”, Tempranillo, Grand  Reserva, Rioja  1994
  • Jean Leon, “Vinya La Scala”, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Reserva, Penedes 2001
  • Jean Leon, “Vinya La Scala”, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Reserva, Penedes 1994
  • Los Astrales, “Astrales”, Tempranillo, Ribera Del Duero, 2009
  • Anima Negra, “AN”, Callet/Mantonegre/Fogoneu, Mallorca, Spain 2010
Frequently Asked Questions
To register for classes or for more information, please email us at or call (202) 628-2888.

Payment must be made at the time of reservation. Email for credit card authorization form.

Class Cancellation Policy
Cancellations with a full refund are accepted up to 72 hours prior to tasting date. No refunds will be granted for cancellations after this point. 

If we must cancel or reschedule the class for any reason, your registration fee will be refunded or you may elect to transfer your balance to a future class.

There are no prerequisites for our classes. Our goal is to build our customer’s confidence in selecting wines and increase their enjoyment of wines.  

Allergies and Dietary Restrictions
If you are registered for one of our classes and have an allergy or dietary restriction, please let us know in advance by emailing  so that we can do our best to accommodate you.