Tastings & Events

April & May Spotlight Classes and Southwest France Wine Dinner May 9 AND 10!

Southwest France Wine Dinner at La Cote d’Or Restaurant
Featuring Wines of Gaillac, Jurancon, Cahors from Wine Traditions
Wednesday,  May 9 @ 6:45 pm | Cost $90 all-inclusive SOLD OUT!
SECOND DATE: Thursday, May 10

Join us at Arlington’s La Cote d’Or Restaurant and you’ll learn all about the joys of the wines of The Southwest of France from importer Ed Addiss and taste  how they pair with fine French dishes created by Chef Jacques Imperato.  Each of the six courses you will enjoy uses texture, aroma and flavor to bring out the most exciting nuances of the wines.  Click here to see the full menu and wine pairings and instructions for making your reservation.  A night you won't want to miss!


Spotlight on Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva 2013s with Vias Wines' Jim Hutton
Sunday, April 29 @ 4pm  |  Course Fee $55 - This Session Sold Out
NEW SESSION ADDED on Sunday, May 6 @ 4pm | Course Fee $55

As Antonio Galloni said after tasting through these spectacular wines: “I was blown away by these wines from the Produttori del Barbaresco. The straight 2014 Barbaresco is sublime, while the 2013 Riservas are off the charts.  Under the direction of Managing Director Aldo Vacca, the Produttori are making some of the most distinguished wines in their history. Best of all, the Riservas remain exceptionally well priced for the quality and consistency they offer. It is virtually impossible to go wrong with any of the 2013 Riservas.”

As Galloni suggests, the best way to choose which of the 9 great 2013 Riserva’s to take home is to taste them yourself – and we’re going to make at least 6 of them available to try in this class! See the full wine list and reserve your seats online at this link today.


Spotlight on Bedrock Wine Co. with Partner Chris Cottrell
Thursday, May 3 @ 7pm  | Course Fee $40

Morgan Twain-Peterson’s Bedrock Wine Co. is just about the most exciting new estate working with Zinfandel and field blends since Turley and…well, since Morgan’s dad, Joel Peterson, founded Ravenswood.  Their 2016 releases are every bit as exciting, especially the estate’s top “field blend” reds from ancient vines of 80-100+  years of age.  And the story is almost as exciting as the wines – as you’ll see when you join us and Morgan’s partner, Chris Cottrell, for one of the most exciting and delicious tastings of California wines we’ll do all year.  We’ll taste six wines and learn all about this fine steward of some of American’s most ancient vines.  See the full wine list and reserve your seats online here now.

Spotlight on Oregon's Walter Scott Wines with Partner Erica Landon
Tuesday, May 22 @ 7pm  |  Course Fee $40

We’re fortunate to get to visit Oregon’s Willamette Valley annually and spend time with a great mixture of veteran and up-and-coming winemakers.  No visit is more exciting than Walter Scott Wines.  The husband/wife team of Ken Pahlow & Erica Landon started making wine in a corner of Patty Green’s cellar about a decade ago.  Now they have their own small winery and have emerged as makers of some of Oregon’s most refined and classically styled Pinot Noirs…and as leaders in the resurgence of Willamette Valley Chardonnay. Plus, both Ken and Erica are just really cool people who are a blast to taste with and get to know!  As you’ll discover yourself when you join us for this exciting tasting of Ken and Erica’s stellar 2016 releases.  See all the details and reserve your seats online today!

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