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.

 

Treats for Summer Heat and First Look at 2015 ENV – Free Tasting Friday, June 30, from noon-4pm

We’ll have all five of Silvia Puig’s “big gun” En Numerous  Vermells Priorat’s out to sample on Saturday – including the 100 year-old vine Carinyena Quasi Centenaria and two great whites.  On Friday we’ll get warmed up with some fresh and fruit-filled white and pink wines to beat the heat plus two ENV reds.  Joins us from 3-7pm to sample:

Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2016 – A  stunner of a Provençal rosé value made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Cinsault.  Strawberry, watermelon, cherry and dusty herb aromas and flavors and a chalky, zesty, finish make this a fine warm weather sipper.

Josef Bauer Grüner Veltliner Katharina 2016
– A sizzlingly good, Wine Enthusiast 92 point, Grüner Veltliner from one of our favorite growers that you won’t want to miss.  Tastes like $30, should be $20, yours from just $14.98.

Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2015 - A stellar introduction to the joys of Chablis and the outstanding quality of Lyne Marchive’s Domaine des Malandes.  You’ll love this right now for the fresh fruit and saline finish and even more next year as it gains complexity. 

En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Carinyena Black Label 2015 - The "drink now" (or later) red of Silvia Puig’s ENV line-up really fans out to coat your palate this year and finishes long and strong.  Loads of blue/black fruit there but also a compelling dose of slate-like minerality.

En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 2015 – Wow – just really WOW.  In a great vintage this is powerful, precise, and just loaded with rich fruit, hot slate, sweet spice, and more.  The texture’s all velvet this year in the middle with an explosion of fruit and spice and mineral on the huge finish.  Pretty breathtaking stuff.

A tasty and exciting way to celebrate the end of the work week and kick-off the weekend.  You’ll be able to mix/match your way to best prices across the tasting.  Join us!

Jonas Gustafsson Presents New Releases from En Numeros Vermells – Saturday, July 1 from noon-4pm

What happens when you drink big red wines on a hot Saturday?  Well, when the wines are the new releases from Silvia Puig’s En Numeros Vermells Priorat project, you just smile through the sweat!  Join us on Saturday from noon-4pm as importer Jonas Gustafsson takes charge of the tasting table to share Silvia’s story and this amazing set of new releases.  We’ll sample:

En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2016 - I've argued that the last few vintages of this have been the greatest white Grenache made anywhere in the world.  Somehow, the wine just keeps getting better and really pops in 2016.

En Numeros Vermells Pedro Ximenez Blanca  2016 – A wonderful new wine from Silvia under her ENV  label, this takes the richness and exotic fruit and herb character of old-vine PX and then bumps it up with a zippy, zingy, structure.  Exciting debut!

En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Carinyena Black Label 2015 - The "drink now" (or later) red of Silvia Puig’s ENV line-up really fans out to coat your palate this year and finishes long and strong.  Loads of blue/black fruit there but also a compelling dose of slate-like minerality.

En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 2015 – Wow – just really WOW.  In a great vintage this is powerful, precise, and just loaded with rich fruit, hot slate, sweet spice, and more.  The texture’s all velvet this year in the middle with an explosion of fruit and spice and mineral on the huge finish.  Pretty breathtaking stuff.

En Numeros Vermells Carinyena Quasi Centenaria 2015 - No point in overselling this one, because Silvia made only 654 bottles - a whopping 52 cases.  “Quasi Centenaria” roughly translates to “about 100 years old,” a reference to this gnarly old Carignan vineyard planted right around 1919. Expensive and worth it.

As always, we’ll have some treats from the cheese case out to sample as well and Jonas will have plenty of energy and information to share, too. Please, do not miss this chance to try some of the most exciting wines we’ll bring you this year.

July OSAAT Sessions: Hurray for Rose and Cheap vs Expensive Blind Tasting!

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:

  • Do You Know the Score, June 8
  • The Best Whites You’ve Never Heard Of, Thursday, Oct. 12
  • Reds to Watch, Thursday, Nov. 9

At just $25/ea normally 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 more detailed description of the tasting and to reserve your seats

May - July Classes (no classes in August)

Deep Dive Into Sauvignon Blanc, Sunday, June 25, 5pm

Hooray for Rosé!, Thursday, July 13, 7:15 pm

Cheap vs. Expensive: Which Do You Really Prefer? (Session 1), Sunday, July 23, 5pm

 

September - December Classes

Foolin' Around With Flavor: A Food/Wine Experience, Thursday, September 14, 7:15 pm

Deep Dive Into Chardonnay, Sunday, September 24, 5 pm

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 just call us at 703.356.6500, email wineteam@chainbridgecellars.com, or just stop by the store.