Classes & Events

Upcoming Classes & Events:

2.28 Wine Tasting and Book Signing with Photographer Nigel Barker

3.04 Italian Wine Basics

3.24 Top Hops: Exploring the Most Flavorful Part of Beer 

3.26 $15 vs. $50: Can You Tell the Difference?

 

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


Event:  Open House Wine Tasting and Book Signing With Photographer Nigel Barker

Saturday, February 28, 2015

1:00 – 4:00 PM

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Attention all wine, art, and fashion lovers! Famed fashion photographer and author, Nigel Barker, comes to DCanter for a book signing event in honor of his newest read, Models of Influence. Harper Collins publishing house just released Barker’s hardcover book nationwide on February 10.

Models of Influence profiles 50 of the world’s more inspiring models from the 1940’s to today through 200 full-color photographs by esteemed photographers. Through eight chapters catalogued by era, Barker celebrates icons such as 50’s pin-up Dorian Leigh, 60’s spirit Twiggy, the revolutionary Iman, supermodel Naomi Campbell and today’s leading ladies Cara Delevigne and Joan Smalls, among others.

Join us at DCanter as we celebrate Barker’s new book and the intersection of fashion and wine! During this event, you will:

  • Taste artisanal small-production wines from regions that also host the fashion capitals of the world! (Complimentary for those who purchase Models of Influence or $10 purchased tasting ticket for those just sipping)
  • Interact directly with Nigel Barker, famous fashion photographer and author who has made television appearances on America’s Next Top Model and The Face.
  • Mingle with other fashion and wine lovers of DC!
Book Pre-Order: $40.00 per book (plus tax and fees)
Includes one complimentary wine tasting ticket

 

Wine Tasting Ticket: $10.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

Nigel Barker Book Signing DCanter


Wine Class:  Italian Wine Basics

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Tuscan vineyard

As the world’s largest producer and exporter of wine, it is impossible to state generalities about Italy’s wine. From the foothills of the Alps to the volcanoes of Sicily, there is no shortage of great vineyard sights. Moreover, from Barbaresco & Barbera to Montepulciano d’Abruzzo & Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, there is no shortage of confusing wine terminology in Italy. During this class, we will give you the basics behind Italy’s fascinating and delicious wine traditions. You will walk away with a better understanding and appreciation of everything that is Italian wine.

  • Six Italian wines will be tasted.
  • Artisanal cheeses will be served.
  • Discounts available for wines tasted in the class that you would 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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Beer Class:  Top Hops: Exploring the Most Flavorful Part of Beer

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Hops Blossom on Vines

Hops are a quintessential ingredient for just about every beer style. They might, technically, just be the female flowers of the humulus genus, but these blossoms impart a huge array of flavors sought after by hopheads everywhere. In this class, you will learn everything you need to know about hops are bred, grown, and used by brewers around the world. Throughout the discussion, you will sample hop-forward beers, from a crisp pilsner to a piney IPA. Come earn your hophead stripes!

  • Six craft beers will be tasted.
  • Artisanal cheeses will be served.
  • Discounts available for beers tasted in the class that you would 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)

Eventbrite - Top Hops: Exploring the Most Flavorful Part of Beer


Wine Class:  $15 vs $50: Can You Tell The Difference?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Does expensive wine really taste better than inexpensive wine? There’s only one way to find out — put them to the test! Or should we say, put them to the taste?

During this class you will blind taste six wines, three that are appropriate for a special occasion and three great “weeknight” wines. We’ll discuss how to evaluate the wines, why one costs so much more than the other, and how to uncover some great bargains. This will be a highly interactive class, so come prepared to discuss, choose a favorite, and — of course — find something delicious!

  • 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)!

Eventbrite - $15 vs. $50: Can You Tell the Difference?

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.