Classes & Events

Upcoming Classes & Events:

5.06 A Texas Sized Tasting with McPherson Cellars

5.10 The Bouquet of Wine: Distinguishing Wine Aromas 

5.17 Pretty in Pink: An Exploration of Rosé 

5.22 Famous Neighbors:  Grapes Next Door to Greatness 

5.28 Wine 101: Taste Fundamentals

6.12 The Wines of Eastern Europe & The Birthplace of Wine 

 

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 Tasting:  A Texas Sized Tasting with McPherson Cellars

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 PM

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Texas: the home of cowboys, beef barbecue and… great wine! If you’ve been following the wine press recently, then you know that Texas is quickly emerging as a premier wine destination. Leading the charge is McPherson Cellars, which has innovated its way to a national reputation for fine wine.

Join us for an exclusive tasting with winemaker Kim McPherson. He’ll walk you though the exciting changes occurring amongst wineries in the Lone Star State, what makes Texas terroir unique, and share some great stories along the way. You will taste a collection of his best wines, and the $15 reservation fee will be applied to McPherson wines that you choose to purchase after the class.

  • Six wines will be tasted.
  • This is a seated wine tasting. Space is limited. Don’t wait to sign up!

$15.00 per person, applied to wine purchases (plus tax and fees)

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Wine Class:  The Bouquet of Wine: Distinguishing Wine Aromas

Sunday, May 10, 2015

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Still-life With Wine And A Mimosa Bouquet

On this Mother’s Day, give Mom a special bouquet! Instead of sending the usual bouquet of flowers, why not share a fun experience with her and get to taste how wine aromas are expressed on the palate? “Bouquet” is the aroma expressed by wine that reflects its flavor profile. Experience the scent of rose petals, violet, orange blossoms, among others and taste how they’re expressed in wine. Learn how to taste wine and evaluate it for its qualities. This highly interactive class will help you identify the scents in wine, so that you can begin to distinguish which aromas you enjoy more than others. In this class, you will:
  • 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!

$40.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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Wine Class:  Pretty in Pink: An Exploration of Rosé

Sunday, May 17, 2015

3:00 – 4:00 PM

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 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:  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

Thursday, May 28, 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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 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.