Tastings & Classes

Stop by for our weekend free tastings and check back here often for our wine class schedule, wine dinners and festivals through out the year, including our One Sip at a Time series.

Call us at 703.356.6500 or email us at wineteam@chainbridgecellars.com to find out what's coming up or make your reservations.

 

Michelot White Burgundy, Bordeaux and Beringer – Fantastic Free Friday/Saturday Tastings

Looking back on our past few weeks’ worth of free tastings, we’ve really been on a roll!  From glorious 1er and Grand Cru Burgundy to Ken Wright Pinot Noirs, Brunello, big Napa Cabs and more, we’ve been drinking (or at least tasting) pretty well.  No reason to break the streak this weekend as we showcase value Bordeaux for drinking and giving, a benchmark Napa Cab and very delicious Meursault.

Join us this Friday from 3-7pm to sample this great line-up:

Dom Michelot Bourgogne Blanc 2015 - Wow - this is one delicious Burgundy Chardonnay from half-dozen small plots within the commune of Meursault tucked between the village and the RN 74.  Nicely ripe, with plenty of vibrancy, and a stellar Burgundy value.

Dom Michelot Meursault Les Narvaux 2015 - From a famous lieu dit vineyard just above 1er Cru Genevrieres, this is pretty much the essence of great Meursault - rich, buttery, mineral and very, very long.

Ch Haut Queray Bordeaux Superieur 2016 - We know you're not really ready to think about a) another great Bordeaux vintage; and b) Christmas season giving.  But this bold Merlot demands consideration for both, especially given the attractive wood case!

Now Presenting Paso Robles Red Blend 2014 - Here's a great party/cookout red blend from the sunny hills of Paso Robles.  Blending Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache with a bit of oak creates a bold mouthful of boisterous fruit and a just-right dash of chocolate and spice.

Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 2013 - One of the greatest Private Reserves  of the past 40 or so years.  It's mostly Howell Mountain fruit this year and clearly meant to cellar, but we'll see if we can get the wine to come out and play!

Then, on Saturday, we’ll swap out the fun little Paso blend for:

Dom Michelot Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 2015 – Wine Spectator doesn’t give out a lot of 93 point ratings to white Burgundy.  This stunner earned every single one of those points!

We’ll have some treats from the cheese case out to sample with the wines and lots of great information to share, too.  Come on by and join in the tasty fun!

October Spotlight Classes: Tour of Central Italy and Burgundy's Dom Vincent Girardin

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 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.

 

Spotlight on Glorious 2015 Burgundy from Domaine Vincent Girardin
Tuesday, October 24 @ 7pm
Course Fee $40


Tasting Domaine Vincent Girardin’s 2015 white and red Burgundies at the winery last March was one of the highlights of a trip full of them.  We can’t get you all to the winery to share that experience, so we’re bringing the winery and GM Marco Caschera to you!  If you love the great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines of Burgundy, these selections will provide stunning delight.  And if you’re wondering what the fuss is about Burgundy and the 2015 vintage…well, you’ll “get it” after this tasting!

Marco will be sharing with us the story of how Vincent Girardin created this benchmark estate while pouring 8 wines – including a magnificent Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne!  Click here for the full wine list and to reserve your seats online.

 

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

One Sip at a Time October: New To You Reds and Cabernet Deep Dive

What could just be the best wine class series in the DC area gets even better in 2017, with 19 classes including 11 Thursday night and 8 Sunday sessions. The most popular sessions, like Wine & Chocolate and the Cheap vs. Expensive blind tasting, return this year.  And we’ve added new classes, including:

  • The Best Whites You’ve Never Heard Of, Thursday, Oct. 12
  • Reds to Watch, Thursday, Nov. 9

At just $25/ea for six to eight wines, snacks, and plenty of great conversation, OSAAT session are already great buys.

Also, check out our separate schedule of  "Spotlight" Wine Classes, featuring winemakers, importers, and wine regions.)

 

One Sip at a Time 2017 Schedule

Click on any course title for a description of the class and to reserve your seats

September - December Classes

The Best Whites You’ve Never Heard Of, Thursday, October 12, 7:15

Deep Dive Into Cabernet Sauvignon, Sunday, October 22, 5 pm

Reds to Watch, Thursday, November 9, 7:15

Cheap vs. Expensive: Which Do You Really Prefer? (Session 2), Thursday, December 7, 7:15 pm

 

Reserve your seats for any of these fun and tasty wine classes online or call us at 703.356.6500, email wineteam@chainbridgecellars.com, or just stop by the store.