Tastings & Events

Sept/Oct Spotlight Classes Feature Sublime Sancerre, Central Italy Gems

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 Sublime Sancerre (And More!) From Henri Bourgeois
Tuesday, September 19 @ 6:30 PM (NOTE SPECIAL START TIME!)
Course Fee $35

Domaine Henri Bourgeois has become our “go to” source for classic, great value, Loire Sauvignon Blanc over the past few years, but there’s even more to this old and prestigious estate than you’ve seen on the shelves up until now!

Join us and the estate’s export manager, Laurent Noblet, as we explore the fine Sancerre and other wines from this outstanding estate. We’ll focus on Sancerre with three examples of white – including the Domaine’s rare and luxurious top cuvee – plus the delicious Sancerre rouge.  We’ll nudge into neighboring Pouilly Fume and then travel halfway around the globe to learn about their New Zealand outpost as well.

We’ll taste a total of 8 wines including one of Sancerre’s most exciting wines, Sancerre Etienne Henri 2013 and three reds, too.  See the full wine list and reserve your seats at this link


Spotlight Beyond Tuscany – A Tour of Central Italy’s Hidden Gems with Jim Hutton, Vias Imports
Thursday, October 19 @ 7pm
Course Fee $30

A big, famous, wine region like Tuscany can steal all the spotlight from lesser known neighbors.  Which means at a time with the average quality of Italian wine is at an all-time high, you can find great wines and even greater values by looking beyond Tuscany to neighboring regions like Lazio, Umbria, Abruzzo & Emila Romagna.  And no one is better equipped to help you find those values than our great friend Jim Hutton, of leading Italian-owned importer Vias Imports.

We’ll range north of Tuscany to Emilia Romagna, east to Umbria and The Marche and down south to Rome’s Lazio region.  In all, we’ll pour 8 wines including Cesanese from Lazio, Sagrantino from Umbria, stunning Montepulciano from Abbruzo and even a fun and delicous Lambrusco!  See the full wine list and reserve your seats online here or just call the store at 703.356.6500.



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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