Tastings & Classes

Stop by for our weekend free tastings and check back here often for our wine class schedule, wine dinners and festivals through out the year, including our One Sip at a Time series.

Call us at 703.356.6500 or email us at wineteam@chainbridgecellars.com to find out what's coming up or make your reservations.


Cooling Values for Beating Summer Heat: Free Friday and Saturday Tastings This Week

If we’re lucky, the worst of our late-July heat-wave will be past by the time the weekend gets here, and once again you’ll be tempted to go outside for summer cookouts and fun.  This week’s free Friday (3-7pm) and Saturday (noon-4pm) tastings feature four wines to help you keep your cool in the lingering summer heat and one blockbuster red to pop open as the steaks come off the grill and the sun drops below the horizon.  Join us both days to sample:

Steindorfer Passion Rose Burgenland 2015 – A fruity, zesty, but still dry rose made from a blend of Austria’s best red grapes: Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch, and St. Laurent.

Valminor Albarino Rias Baixas 2015 – Cool off with this crisp, mineral, and great value Albarino, with flavors of ripe peaches and lime zest.

Jean Paul Thibert Macon Fuisse 2015 – A staff and customer favorite for value in white Burgundy, this balanced, juicy Chardonnay has just the right hint of richness!

Dom des Braves Beaujolais Cru Regnie 2014 – From one of the lesser-known Crus in Beaujolais comes this earthy yet fresh Gamay perfect for charcuterie.

Victor Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi 2013 – Throw a burger on the grill luxuriate in the lush, ripe berry fruit and exotic spice of this American classic that will remind you why you love Zin!

We’ll have a fun treat or two from the cheese case out to sample with the wines, and plenty of other great values all across the store.  Join us!

Spotlight on Napa Cabernet Terrior and 2013 Vintage: August 25 Class

Here's our current schedule of "Spotlight Sessions," wine classes that shine a focused light on one aspect of wine and the wine world.  Please also see our One Sip at a Time Schedule.

To reserve your seats at any of these great classes, just call, email or stop by the store today.


Spotlight on Napa Cabernet Terrior and 2013 Vintage
Thursday, August 25 @ 7pm
Course Fee $45

We're still working out the details, but we're going to reprise last year's tour of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon growing regions and "terrior" but this time focusing on the great 2013 vintage.  We'll taste 7-9 great wines from across the valley, including wines from the hills on both sides of the Valley and prime spots like Rutherford, St. Helena, and more.  Keep an eye out for details and our tasting list, which should be up by the end of July.  To sign up, just call us at 703.356.6500, email us at wineteam@chainbridgecellars.com, or stop by the store.


Call 703.356.6500 or email wineteam@chainbridgecellars.com. Watch our web site and your email box for more new class announcements and updates!

One Sip at a Time 2016 - August Wines for Chillin' and Cheap vs. Expensive Blind Tasting!

One Sip at a Time wine classes let you learn all about wine, focusing on how to taste, evaluate, and talk about wine in a fun, relaxed, tasting room setting.  All classes take place in our wine classroom in McLean, convenient to Tyson's Corner, Falls Church, and the entire Northern Virginia/DC area.

You'll find 20 different wine classes in our 2016 series ranging from blind tasting to wine and chocolate to the always popular Good Wines Gone Bad wine flaws class.  Classes take place on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons throughout the year - check out the complete schedule below and click on any class for more details.

Also, check out our separate schedule of  "Spotlight" Wine Classes, featuring winemakers, importers, and wine regions.)

Each OSAAT wine class is $25, or you can purchase a Passport for six seats in the series for $100. Reserve your seats by calling us at 703.356.6500, emailing us at wineteam@chainbridgecellars.com, or just stopping by the store.

OSAAT 2016 Wine Class Schedule - McLean, VA

Click on any course title for more detailed description of the tasting

Cheap vs. Expensive: Which Do You Really Prefer? Thursday, Aug. 11, 7:15 pm, $25

Chill Out! - Sunday, Aug. 21, 5 pm, $25

Foolin' Around With Flavor:  A Food/Wine Experience
Thursday, Sept. 8, 7:15 pm

Chardonnay - Sunday, Sept. 18, 5 pm, $25

Six (Other) Whites You Should Know - Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:15, $25

Cabernet Sauvignon - Sunday, Oct. 23, 5 pm, $25

Six (Other) Reds You Should Know - Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:15, $25

Cheap vs. Expensive: Which Do You Really Prefer? (Session 2) - Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:15 pm, $25


To reserve your seats for any of these fun and tasty wine classes, just call us at 703.356.6500, email wineteam@chainbridgecellars.com, or just stop by the store.