Events


Upcoming Classes:

 


Wine Class: Rioja, Priorat & Cava, Olé: A Study of Spanish Wine

Thursday, October 16, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Vineyard - Our Lady of Castrotierra

Spain, the country that’s given us great soccer, serrano ham, and Piccasso also offers amazing wines. For those who enjoy big, bold, spicy wines, this class is for you. We’ll explore zesty albariños, find out what gives tempranillo its punch, and float away with a bubbly Cava. Don Quixote may have been tilting at windmills but we’ll taste wines that are right on target.

  • Six Spanish 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)

SOLD OUT! Email us to get on the wait list.

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Wine Class: Accounting for Taste: Pairing Wine with Food

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7:00 – 8:30 PM

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Pairing wine and food starts off easily enough – whites with fish and reds with beef. But it starts getting complicated when you add sauces, spices, and herbs to the mix. We’ll walk you through the basics, including how your wine pairing is effected by cooking methods, dominant & secondary flavors, and food texture. We will also examine how to pair wines with traditional flavor profiles, such as French, Italian, Thai, and Latin cuisines. You will leave the class with a better understanding of how wines influence taste sensations, enhance, and even detract from different foods.

This class is recommended for individuals who are already familiar with common wine styles and popular wine regions.

  • Six wines will be tasted.
  • “Tastes” of fundamental ingredients 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: The Dark Side of Beer

Thursday, October 30, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

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With the daylight hours rapidly slipping away, it’s time to look to the darker side of brewing.  In this class, we’ll explore beers ranging from chestnut brown to inky black, just in time for Halloween.  The conversation will cover the techniques, history, and brewing traditions behind your favorite dark beers.  Sample styles include Baltic porter, Belgian quad, and Russian imperial stout.

  • Six dark 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!

$30.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

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Wine Class: Zen-licious! Yoga and Wine

Sunday, November 2, 2014

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Yoga and Wine

We’re well into the Fall, and you need a break.  We’ve got just what you need to relax, rejuvenate, and get some much needed zen in before the hubbub of the holidays.  This year, DCanter has partnered with our fellow small biz friends (Betsy Poos and Joanna Andreae) over at Capitol Hill Yoga to host a Zen-licious yoga and wine class!  Get centered…clear the mind with a yoga class at Capitol Hill Yoga and then head over to DCanter for a delightful taste-tingling wine tasting.

$40.00 per person (plus tax and fees)

($45 per person within 7 days of the event)

Contact our friends at Capitol Hill Yoga to reserve your spot!

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Wine Class: A New York State of Wine

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

7:00 – 8:00 PM

adirondack chair vineyard

The Big Apple is also a great state for grapes. From Long Island to the Finger Lakes, New York state wines have been making a splash on the national wine scene for decades, even making their way to the White House table. Come taste juicy everything from Upstate Rieslings to silky Long Island Merlots.

  • Six New York wines will be tasted.
  • Artisanal cheeses will be served.
  • Discounts available for wines tasting 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.