Tastings & Events

Free Tuscan Food/Wine Festival Sunday the 12th; Champagne Classes Open for Registration!

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.  Or, click on any of the course titles to reserve online today.


Free Sunday Tuscan Festival of Wine and Food With Poggio Alloro’s Sarah Fioroni
Sunday, November 19 from 2-4pm - FREE!!

Sarah Fioroni’s title at Tuscany’s Poggio Alloro estate:  Executive Chef, Sommelier, and General Manager of the Winery!  In other words, you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone better qualified to showcase the charms of Tuscan food and wine, and that’s just what she’ll do on Sunday, November 19 from 2-4pm at Chain Bridge Cellars.

Join us during this free, come-and-go, event to taste five different wines from the Fioroni family’s Tuscan farm and winery, Poggio Alloro, located just outside the walled city of San Gimignano.  And, as you sample Vernaccia, Chianti, and sweet/savory Vin Santo, you’ll have the chance to try some treats from Virginia’s only Tuscan butcher:  the US branch of Poggio Alloro’s neighbor Terre di Sienna!

Sarah’s importer, our good friend Maurizio Farro, will be pouring the wines while Sarah shares her family story, experiences in Tuscan food and wine, and even autographs her cookbook for you to enjoy at home (we’ll have copies for sale during the event).  The cookbooks and wines will all be available at very special celebratory pricing.

You’ll enjoy meeting Sarah, delight in her clear, easy-to-follow, receipies for authentic Tuscan foods, and you’ll love the wines, too!  With a nip of Autumn in the air, we could all us a bit of warming Tuscan sun.  A visit and tasting with Poggio Alloro’s Sarah Fioroni is the next best thing.  Join us!


The Annual Champagne Class and Celebration
Session 1:  Thursday, November 30 @ 7pm
Session 2:  Wednesday, December 27 @ 7pm
Session 3:  Saturday, December 30 @ 5pm (note start time!)
Course Fee:  $65 per person (sorry:  no class passes for this event)

It’s here!  Time to fete the end of 2017 and get ready for a great 2018 with Chain Bridge Cellars’ annual Champagne Class and Celebration.  If you’ve joined us for one of our annual show of brilliant bubbles, you already know that this is the most fun, festive and delicious classes of the year.  And if you haven’t attended before:  What are you waiting for?

This year we’re all about the classics, including three featured wines from one of Champagne’s great family-owned estates:  Pol Roger.  We'll taste 8 great wines, including 3 Pol Roger bottlings: White Foil, Vintage 2008, and the justly famous Cuvee Winston Churchill.

See the full list of wines at this link and then use the instructions there to register for your preferred session online.  Or just stop by or call us at the store to sign up today.  Don't delay - great bubbles wait for no one!


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

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