Classes & Events

Upcoming Classes & Events:

5.22 Famous Neighbors:  Grapes Next Door to Greatness 

5.26 Wine 101: Taste Fundamentals

6.12 The Wines of Eastern Europe & The Birthplace of Wine 

6.16 A Rendezvous With Riesling

6.24 Foothills of the Andes: The Wines of Chile & Argentina

 

DCanter’s wine and beer classes are designed to help those who are new and long time connoisseurs gain a greater appreciation for these craft beverages. Unless otherwise noted, classes include background information on the thematic topic, tastes of wines or beers, and open discussion with expert professionals. Seated classes are capped at 16 participants, so you’re sure to get up close and personal attention during the tastings.

 

DCanter’s Cancellation and Late Attendance Policy


Wine Class:  Famous Neighbors:  Grapes Next Door to Greatness

Friday, May 22, 2015

8:00 – 9:00 PM

Sonoma wine country

The three rules of real estate are location, location, location, and that’s pretty much true in the wine world as well. But just like in home buying, you can often make some pretty great values just outside of the famous zip codes. During this class, we will explore regions just beyond the borders of more illustrious wine growing areas. You will learn what makes particular areas more famous than others, what differences can be expected outside of those regions, and why those differences are important. All the while, you might just discover a new favorite wine!

  • Six wines will be tasted.
  • Artisanal cheeses will be served.
  • Discounts available for wines tasted in the class that you’d like to take home!
  • This is a seated wine tasting class. Space is limited. Don’t wait to sign up!

$35.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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Wine Class:  Wine 101:  Taste Fundamentals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Wine101So you like wine but don’t know much about it. Expand your palate and develop foundational wine knowledge through this small group introductory class. Learn about different types of grapes, classic styles of wine, and begin to understand the major wine regions of the world.  

  • Six wines will be tasted.
  • Artisanal cheeses will be served.
  • Discounts available for wines tasted in the class that you’d like to take home!
  • This is a seated wine tasting class. Space is limited. Don’t wait to sign up!

$35.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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Wine Class:  The Wines of Eastern Europe & The Birthplace of Wine

Friday, June 12, 2015

8:00 – 9:00 PM

Rolling Hill Vineyards

Eastern Europe is not a region that many North Americans consider while contemplating the great wine producing regions of the world. But like all great wine regions, these countries have been growing grapes and making wine since time immemorial. We will taste Marvud, the dark horse grape of Bulgaria, Vranec, the superstar out of Macedonia, and sample the fruity delights of Portugieser, a perfect little summer wine out of Serbia. Come consider the Europe that lies to the east of France, Germany, Italy and Spain – rolling hills, beautiful countryside, and delicious wines await!

  • Six wines will be tasted.
  • Artisanal cheeses will be served.
  • Discounts available for wines tasted in the class that you’d like to take home!
  • This is a seated wine tasting class. Space is limited. Don’t wait to sign up!

$35.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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Wine Class:  A Rendezvous with Riesling

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Riesling Vineyard On Mosel

Ask a sommelier what his favorite grape is, and there’s a good chance he’ll say riesling. After you finish this class, you will understand why. From classic Mosel variations to New World expressions from Australia and the Pacific Northwest, you will discover that riesling offers a huge range of flavor and aromatic possibilities.

  • Six rieslings will be tasted.
  • Artisanal cheeses will be served.
  • Discounts available for wines tasted in the class that you’d like to take home!
  • This is a seated wine tasting class. Space is limited. Don’t wait to sign up!

$35.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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Wine Class:  Foothills of the Andes: The Wines of Chile & Argentina

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Andes vineyard

The Andes is the longest continental mountain range in the world, and its snowmelt is the first step in creating some of the world’s best wines. This class will explore each side of this mountain range and introduce you the exquisite wines that grow along its slopes. From the cool coastal currents of Chile to the high mountain deserts of Argentina, you will discover a surprisingly wide range of wines and styles.

  • Six wines will be tasted.
  • Artisanal cheeses will be served.
  • Discounts available for wines tasted in the class that you’d like to take home!
  • This is a seated wine tasting class. Space is limited. Don’t wait to sign up!

$35.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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 DCanter’s Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations by attendees are allowed up to 48 hours prior to the class/event start time to receive full refund.
  • Cancellations made by attendees within 48 hours of the class/event will be charged in full and are not eligible for store credit or class credit.
  • If the Federal Government or the DC Public School system announces an unplanned closure, DCanter will reschedule the class.
  • Attendees will receive an email notifying them of the cancellation, date and time of rescheduled class, and any other necessary information.

DCanter’s Late Attendance Policy:

  • Attendees have a 15 minute grace period.  Arrival more than 15 minutes after the start of a class/event does not guarantee you a seat. You remain responsible for the payment of the class.  Please plan ahead and aim to make the class/event on time.

DCanter’s Waiting List Policy:

  • We encourage you to email us if a class that you’re interested in attending is sold out.  In the event that a seat opens up, we will contact individuals on the wait list according to a “first to sign up for the wait list” basis.