Events


Upcoming Classes:

 


Wine Class: Biodynamic, Organic, Sustainable Wines — Taste the Difference

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

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There’s USDA organic, EU organic, Lodi sustainability rules, Oregon sustainable, and biodynamic agriculture to top it all off! To complicate things more, wine labels rarely tell you anything about how the grapes are grown. How is anyone supposed to keep it all straight? On this Earth Day, we will help you sort through what makes a wine sustainable, organic or biodynamic. We will also explore why vintners choose one approach over another, and how clues on the label can help you glean information about the grapes used to make your wine. You will definitely be able to taste how good farming practices benefit the wine in your glass! Join us for this class and taste the difference!

  • Six sustainable, organic & biodynamic 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!

 $40.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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Beer Class:  Blind Tasting Beer Like a Cicerone

Thursday, April 24, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

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A sip of beer is an intersection of art, science, and perception that can lead to information overload. If you’ve ever wondered “What should I be tasting?” or “How do I identify this flavor?” then this is the class for you. Rich Higgins, one of seven Master Cicerones, will be here to lead a fun, educational seminar on how to taste the who, what, where, and why of a beer, leading to greater enjoyment and an ability to identify beers in blind tastings. Join Rich for a tasting of several delicious craft beers, and learn how to identify and categorize specific flavors, taste where and when in the brewing process they come from, and how the brewer plays with perception to highlight those flavors. You’ll come away from the class with a more informed palate a greater enjoyment of beer.

Aside from his current work as a Master Cicerone, Rich spent 8 years as a professional brewer, 3 years as the President of the San Francisco Brewers Guild, and 3 years as the Event Director of San Francisco Beer Week. Rich has lectured across the country, including at the Great American Beer Festival. He consults regularly with restaurants and breweries, and he has made several media appearances for San Francisco’s KQED, the Huffington Post, and DRAFT Magazine.

  • Six craft 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!

 $35.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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Wine Class: Pretty in Pink: An Exploration of Rosé

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2:00 – 3:00 PM

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There’s a lot of misinformation out there about rosé. Some assume that it’s a sweet drink that was popular only in the 1980s. Some assume it’s only for sipping and couldn’t possibly hold up to a meal. Others assume that the only good rosé comes from Provence. During this exploration of rosés, we will dispel these myths and help you discover which style of rosé you like best. You will how to best pair rosés with food, and you will quickly learn why it is the fastest growing style of wine the U.S.

  • Six rosé 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.
  • 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.