Monday, June 28, 2010

Wine 101 Class

Welcome to the wonderful world of wine!
In this "wine basics class" we’ll explore your palate
and learn what you like and why you like it.
We’ll learn how to build your perfect glass of wine,
which will be followed by a tasting and lecture of 5 classic wines.

When: Sunday July 18th, 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: $35.99/pp

Call or come in to reserve your seat today! 703-888-0845

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Oregon Wine Maker Visits - Next Week

It must be the beautiful weather we have experienced the last couple of days?
Or all the Oregon wine makers are feeling a little stir crazy at the moment.

Whatever the reason, we are happy to have them next week on two different nights.
Wine Maker Visit - Tuesday June 15th 6-7:30PM

Patrick Reuter, Dominio IV

Patrick Reuter is the winemaker and co-owner of Dominio IV Winery in Mosier, Oregon. The winery began in 2002 and he has been working with fruit from Viognier, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo ever since. Patrick has learned about winemaking while working harvests in Chile, New Zealand, Napa, Burgundy, and of course Oregon. He’s also a graduate from UC Davis where he studied “terroir” while his wife simultaneously studied viticulture.

Wine Maker Visit - Wednesday June 16th 6-7:30PM

Winemaker, Darcy Pendergrass from Amity Vineyards will pour a selection of Pinot, and more.

Amity Vineyards is located in Yamhill County, Oregon just 7 miles from McMinnville. This region has been recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world-rivaling the best in Burgundy. As one of Oregon's pioneer wineries, Amity Vineyards helped establish the area's reputation for world class Pinot noir as early as 1985, the year Robert Parker "Discovered Oregon," praising Amity Vineyards' 1983 Winemaker's Reserve Pinot noir.

" One of the best Pinot noirs I have ever tasted " - Robert Parker

Friday, May 14, 2010

Wine & Cheese Class - Pacific Northwest - Sunday June 6

Since opening, I have had the opportunity to pour some pretty amazing wines from the Pacific Northwest, remember the Technicolor Bat Tempranillo, and The Pines Old Vine Zin?

But, I have only begun to scratch the surface on amazing wines from this region which stretches from Oregon into Canada. This area is so much more to offer than phenomenal Pinot Noir!

We’ll taste through 6 wines and six regional cheeses that pair oh so perfectly with those wines. Call 703-888-0845 or come in the shop to reserve your spot today.

Class size is limited to 34 people. $59.99 Per Person, Pre Paid, Plus Tax
Sunday, June 6th from 6:30-8pm.

Monday, April 5, 2010

April 25th Class - Livin La Vida Local

Many of you don't know that I grew up in a farming family in Texas, (we used to grow 150 acres of Watermelons and Cantaloupe, and Hay) so I know first hand what it's like to watch the weather and pray for rain...without hail! ;-) Even when the crops turn out perfect, you have to struggle to get it all sold in time, and you more than likely have to use a distributor as well who in turn gets a large piece of the profit pie. Farming is hard work, whether it's melons or grapevines.

There is a lot of "talk" these days about supporting local farmers. Just about every menu says local this and local that (hopefully it's true). I never understood how you could get a local melon on a D.C. menu in November? LOL - oh

What I am getting to is that Virginia wine makers and cheese makers are farmers who deserve our support year round. There those of you who are skeptics when it comes to drinking Virginia wine. You know who you are: (ahem my husband David) . But our plan is to change your mind with our next class. We are going to feature six - really good Virginia wines, and six delicious local cheeses to pair with those wines.

I do hope you'll join us in celebrating wine and cheese makers from our own state.

Livin La Vida Local
Sunday April 25th 6:30-8pm.
Seating is Limited.
Come by the shop to reserve your spot today.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Class Announced - France vs. California Wine & Cheese Throw Down

Sunday March 28, 6:30-8pm
Price: $59.99pp

Six Wonderful Wines & Six Amazing Cheeses go head to head in the ultimate throw down.
Learn the differences between old world vs. new world wines and cheeses as your taste buds travel through a tour of France and California.

This is a seated class limited to 34 people, so reserve your spot today!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thumbs Up Tuesday Tonight

***Thumbs Up Tuesday Tonight***5pm-7pm
On the Free tasting bar we are pouring a Tempranillo tonight from Oregon and it rocks!

We had such a great response for this happy hour last week, so we thought we’d offer it up again this week.

* Bottle Beer Choices:
Bottle Beer (Choices Below): $4
Cabin Fever
Founder's Reds Rye
CAN - Mama's Little Yella Pils
CAN - Old Chub Scottish Ale
Penn Kaizer Pils
Smuttynose IPA

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Valentine Chocolate & Wine Tasting Event

Our very first event at screwtop wine bar will be a co-hosted event.

Jason Andelman, owner of Artisan Confections & Yours Truly are going to walk you through a tour of wine and chocolate pairings.
You’ll even get a box of chocolates to take home with you after the event.

Here are the details.

Valentine’s Night (Sunday February 14th 6:30-8pm)
5 Different Wines

5 Chocolate Pairings

A box of chocolates to take home

$55 per person.

Hey that’s less expensive than roses these days and a whole lot more enjoyable!

This is a “reservation only” event and is limited to a very small group.
Please email me ASAP and I will get you signed up.