Monday, June 28, 2010
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
Call or come in to reserve your seat today! 703-888-0845
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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
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
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 well...city-folk.
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
When: Sunday March 28, 6:30-8pm
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
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
Founder's Reds Rye
CAN - Mama's Little Yella Pils
CAN - Old Chub Scottish Ale
Penn Kaizer Pils
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
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. firstname.lastname@example.org