Events


Upcoming Classes:

 


Wine Class: Dazzling Sparklers: An Exploration of Sparkling Wines

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

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We’re a long way from New Year’s Eve, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pop open the bubbly!  Taste delicious sparkling wines, while getting answers to questions like: Where do the bubbles come from? How are sparkling wines classified? How is sparkling wine made? What is the difference between Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco?

Learn what flavor each type of sparkling wine provides and what you can generally expect from each of them.  After this class, you’ll be able to confidently pick your sparkling favorite just by reading the label or wine list!

  • Six sparkling 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!

Dazzling Sparklers is part of the DC Wine Week Summer School Series.

$40.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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Wine Class: An Introduction to Wine

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

An Introduction to Wine Class

So you like wine, but don’t know too much about it.  Expand your palate and develop foundational wine knowledge through this small-group introductory class.  Learn about different types of grapes and wine styles from regions around the world.  Sample classic grape varietals and begin to understand styles of various wine regions.  You’ll gain a greater appreciation of wine aromas and flavors.  You’ll enjoy this class taught by an avid wine enthusiast, Michael Warner, who is also DCanter owner and a Certified Specialist in Wine.

  • Six delicious 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: Accounting for Taste: Pairing Wine with Food

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

7:00 – 8:30 PM

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Pairing wine and food starts off easily enough – whites with fish and reds with beef. But it starts getting complicated when you add sauces, spices, and herbs to the mix. We’ll walk you through the basics, including how your wine pairing is effected by cooking methods, dominant & secondary flavors, and food texture. We will also examine how to pair wines with traditional flavor profiles, such as French, Italian, Thai, and Latin cuisines. You will leave the class with a better understanding of how wines influence taste sensations, enhance, and even detract from different foods.

This class is recommended for individuals who are already familiar with common wine styles and popular wine regions.

  • Six wines will be tasted.
  • “Ingredient pairings” are included.
  • 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!

Accounting for Taste is part of the DC Wine Week Summer School Series.

$40.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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Wine Class: Old World & New World Wine: Styles, Traditions & Tastes

Thursday, September 18, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

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Since the famous Judgment of Paris occurred in 1976, an ongoing debate has endured: Which is better, Old World wine or New World wine? The Old World has centuries of tradition and experimentation on its side while the New World has the latest technologies. During this class, we will remove all preconceptions that one might have about which style of wine is better. We will discuss the differences in winemaking traditions, regulations, and philosophies that influence winemaking in different regions. Along the way, you will taste six wines blind, appreciate their strengths, and explore their differences. In the end, you might just find something to love about the Old and the New and be surprised by which wines you like best! 

  • Six wines will be tasted – three New World and three Old World.
  • 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!

Old World & New World Wine is part of the DC Wine Week Summer School Series.

$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.
  • 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. Please plan ahead and aim to make the class/event on time.