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Spotlight Classes Featuring Cab Beyond Napa, Billecart-Salmon & Winemaker Xavier Arnaudin from Union Sacre

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 West Coast Cab Beyond Napa
Thursday, January 25 @ 7pm
Course Fee $45

While Napa Valley remains America’s most famous and important region for fine Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux’s top red grape is shining brightly up and down the West Coast.  Join us as we explore a range of Cabernet Sauvignon styles from southerly sites like Santa Barbara and Paso Robles to northerly Columbia Valley and Walla Walla in Washington.

You’ll sample a total of 7 wines ranging from great values for everyday enjoyment to powerful and refined bottlings you’ll want to cellar and savor for years.  Check out the full tasting list at this link and reserve your seats now online or by calling us at the store at 703.356.6500. 

Spotlight on Union Sacre with Winemaker Xavier Arnaudin
Tuesday, February 6 @ 7pm
Course Fee $30

Union Sacre is easily the most exciting new (to me, anyway!) California winery we’ve come across in years.  Their skin contact Gewürztraminer is exotic and flavorful but still dry and pure.  Their Riesling is lovely, aromatic, and – again – dry.  Their Syrah is muscular, rich and deep.  And their Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon is vibrant, pure, and still big and bold enough to handle a steak.

What’s even better than the wines (and the silly good prices) is the story behind this soon-to-be-famous micro-estate and its founder/partners, Philip Muzzy and France’s Xavier Arnaudin.  And the best way to get to know both the wines and the story is by joining Xavier and us for this great class and tasting featuring the wines of Union Sacre.  We'll taset six wines at what I guarantee will be one of your top wine tasting/class experiences of 2018. Check out the details here and reserve your seats today.


Spotlight on Champagne Billecart-Salmon (A Valentines Day Eve Treat!) **SOLD OUT**
Tuesday, February 13 @ 7pm
Course Fee $65

This class is sold out, but we're happy to add you to a waitlist!

It's been a few years since our last visit from the good folks at Champagne's Billecart-Salmon.  So I can't think of a better time than the night before Valentine's Day (and Fat Tuesday for those tracking Lent) to renew our acquaintance with one of the world's greatest sparkling wine houses.

Clement Calleja from the winery will join us to present this historic estate's story and share seven exciting wines, including two superior high-end, luxury, bottlings running $200+ for Cuvee Nicolas Francois and north of $450 for Les Clos Saint Hilaire.  You'll get your money's worth from this class in more ways than one!  See the full wine list, all the details, and reserve your seats here today!


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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