Events


Upcoming Classes:

 


 Beer Class: Craft Beer 101

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Beer Flight

What makes a beer a “craft beer?”  How is beer made?  What is the difference between ales and lagers?  Join this small-group, introductory class to explore the world of craft beer!  Learn about different beer styles made by master brewers and gain a greater appreciation of beer aromas and flavors.  Expand your palate in this dynamic, fun, and tasty class!

In this class, you will:

  • Six craft beers will be tasted.
  • Cheese & snack pairings are included.
  • Discounts available for beers 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!

$30.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

8:00 – 9:00 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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Wine Class: Getting to Know Bordeaux

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Bordeaux

It’s the largest fine wine producing region in the world, it’s home to the world’s most famous wine estates, and it’s the source of many wine traditions that have been adopted worldwide. During this interactive wine class, you will taste the wide range of wines produced in Bordeaux, learn about the surprising history of this region, and gain an understanding for its diverse AOCs.

  • Six Bordeaux 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: Virtual Tasting with Austria’s Leo Hillinger

Saturday, October 5, 2014

2:00 – 3:30 PM

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Join us for an exclusive virtual tasting with Leo Hillinger, the founder and owner of one of Austria’s most innovative and exciting wineries! Austria is best known for its ubiquitous grüner veltliner, but the southern Burgenland region is quickly emerging as a highly regarded red wine destination. Leading that path are the efforts of entrepreneurial winemaker, Leo Hillinger. During this class, you will explore the unique aspects of the Burgenland and then experience a live, virtual tasting with Leo Hillinger and his cellarmaster, Michael Hoeffken.

  • 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)


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.