Tastings & Events

June Spotlight Classes on Guigal Rhones, Terre Nere and Beaujolais 2014/2015!

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.

Spotlight On The Majestic Rhone Wines of E. Guigal from Cotes du Rhone to Cote Rotie
Thursday, June 1, 7pm
Course Fee $50

“Legendary.”  “Masterful.” “Extraordinary.”  These are the kinds of words you hear again and again from experts and critics about the winemaking and wines of E. Guigal.  Founded by Etienne Guigal and managed today by son and grandson Marcel and Philippe Guigal, this is the estate that led the re-birth of the Northern Rhone after WWII and continues to make great wines from Cote Rotie down to Chateauneuf-du-Pape today.

Come experience some of France’s greatest wines as Christophe Courteaud from Guigal’s US importer, Vintas, leads us through the history, vineyards, and wines of this great estate.  We’ll sample 7 whites and reds from both the Southern and Northern Rhone.  The tasting will include wines from legendary vineyards like Cote Rotie and Hermitage as well as exciting bottlings from St. Joseph, Chateauneuf du Pape and more.  See all the details and reserve your seats online here or by calling us at 703.356.6500 today.


Spotlight on Marco de Grazia’s Terre Nere with Ross Bouchard
Wednesday, June 14 @ 7pm
Course Fee:  $30

What happens with one of the world’s most influential wine brokers creates his own estate and starts making wines that blend the best elements of Barolo, Brunello and Burgundy?  In the case of Marco de Grazia, you end up running one off Italy’s most important estates, Terre Nere, perched on the steep slopes of Sicily’s Mount Eta.

Join us and de Grazia Selections’ Ross Bouchard on Wednesday, June 14, and taste through seven stunning Sicilian beauties from Terre Nere and the tiny Vigne di Eli estates on Mt. Etna.  Once you hear the story and experience these wines, you’ll discover for yourself how exciting Sicily and Nerello Mascalese can be.  To see all the wines, get more details and reserve your seats, just click here or give us a call at 703.356.6500.


Spotlight on Two Great Vintages of Beaujolais
Thursday, June 22 @ 7pm
Course Fee:  $30

If you're ever going to explore great Gamay from it's homeland of Beaujolais, now's the time.  Vintages 2014 and 2015 are clearly two of the greatest vintages ever in this, one of the world's most under-appreciated wine regions.  Vinous titled their reviews of the two harvests "2014 Beaujolais:  Another Dream Vintage" and "2015 Beaujolais:  A Vintage of Richness and Energy."  And Wine Advocate scored the two vintages 94 and 93 points - among the highest ratings ever for Beaujolais!

Want to see what all the fuss is about?  Join us as we sample 7 (perhaps 8) great examples from vintages 2014 and 2015.  See all the details at this link, reserve your seats online, or just call us at 703.356.6500 or stop by the store.  Bravo Bojo!


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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