Events


Upcoming Classes:

 


Virtual Tasting & Wine Class: Austrian Wines: A Taste of Culture with Winemaker Leo Hillinger

Saturday, October 5, 2014

2:00 – 3:30 PM

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In Austria, vines are synonymous with the landscape, culture and daily life.  The country may be known best for its grüner veltliner, but its southern Burgenland region is quickly emerging as a highly regarded red wine destination.  Join us in learning more about this traditionally overlooked, rising star phenomena in the wine world.  Meet and interact with winemaker Leo Hillinger, who will share a taste of Austria’s culture as we taste the region’s delicious wines, in an innovative “live, virtual tasting.” In this class:

  • Six Burgenland 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 Dinner: Taberna del Alabardero with Bodegas Arrayán

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

6:30 PM Reception

7:00 PM Dinner

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Join us at Taberna del Alabardero on Tuesday, October 7 for an extraordinary evening of food, wine, and conversation. Your six course meal will be expertly paired with the wines of Bodegas Arrayán, an extraordinary boutique winery of Spain’s Méntrida DO.

Check out the menu for full details of this special dining and tasting event. Reservations must be made directly with Taberna del Alabardero by calling (202) 429-2200. Cheers!

$99.00 per person (including taxes & tip)

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Wine Class: Rioja, Priorat & Cava, Olé: A Study of Spanish Wine

Thursday, October 16, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

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Spain, the country that’s given us great soccer, serrano ham, and Piccasso also offers amazing wines. For those who enjoy big, bold, spicy wines, this class is for you. We’ll explore zesty albariños, find out what gives tempranillo its punch, and float away with a bubbly Cava. Don Quixote may have been tilting at windmills but we’ll taste wines that are right on target.

  • Six Spanish 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: Rising Stars of South Africa: Exploring Wines of the Swartland

Sunday, October 19, 2014

2:00 – 3:30 PM

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Over the past 20 years, the South African wine scene has been transformed from a source of bulk production to one of the world’s most exciting wine regions. The epicenter for this change has undoubtedly been the Swartland, where a new generation of young winemakers is redefining what’s possible in South Africa. During this class, you will taste six wines from the region and learn what makes this small corner of the country so special.

In addition to tasting, you will interact directly with winemakers Chris and Andrea Mullineux via DCanter’s videoconferencing system. Since founding their winery seven years ago, Chris and Andrea have aimed to bottle wines that are a true expression of the Swartland. Their natural, minimalist approach is followed in the vineyards and the cellar, and this approach earned them the title of South African Winery of the Year in 2014!

During this class you will:

  • Six Swartland 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

Thursday, October 22, 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.
  • “Tastes” of fundamental ingredients 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!

$40.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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 Beer Class: The Dark Side of Beer

Thursday, October 30, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

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With the daylight hours rapidly slipping away, it’s time to look to the darker side of brewing.  In this class, we’ll explore beers ranging from chestnut brown to inky black, just in time for Halloween.  The conversation will cover the techniques, history, and brewing traditions behind your favorite dark beers.  Sample styles include Baltic porter, Belgian quad, and Russian imperial stout.

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

$30.00 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.