Classes & Events


Upcoming Classes:

12.17 Beer Festivus

1.14 Wine 101: An Introduction to Wine

1.21 Dazzling Sparklers: An Exploration of Sparkling Wine

1.29 $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


 Beer Class: Beer Festivus

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

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It’s the most wonderful time for a beer!

We at DCanter are in the holiday spirit and want to share the excitement & festivities with you! This class features holiday craft beers and winter warmers with unique and terrific flavors that are sure to please. Escape the pressures of work and gift buying by immersing yourself in holiday cheer! Enjoy all of the best holiday flavors from winter warmers to spiced beers and more!

  • Six holiday craft beers will be tasted.
  • Artisanal cheeses will be served.
  • Discounts available for beers tasting in the class that you would like to take home!
  • This is a seated craft beer 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:  Wine 101: An Introduction to Wine

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 PM

An Introduction to Wine Class

So 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.
  • Artisinal 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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Wine Class:  Dazzling Sparklers: An Exploration of Sparkling Wine

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 PM

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It’s not New Year’s Eve, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pop open the bubbly! “Dazzling Sparklers” is DCanter’s most popular class, during which you will taste delicious sparkling wines, and get answers to questions like: Where do the bubbles come from? How are sparkling wines classified? How is sparkling wine made? What is the difference between Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco?

Learn what flavor each type of sparkling wine provides and what you can generally expect from each of them.  After this class, you’ll be able to confidently pick your sparkling favorite just by reading the label or wine list!

  • Six sparkling 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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Wine Class:  $15 vs. $50: Can You Tell the Difference

Thursday, January 29, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 PM

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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 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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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.