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.


A Gem of a Sparkler, Value Chard, and Blind Tasting of California Cabs – Free Friday and Saturday Tastings This Week!

Here’s a special treat for everyone who has to stay in town the weekend after July 4th (or come back early from a well-deserved summer break).  Join us from 3-7pm on Friday, July 6 and noon-4pm on Saturday, July 7, and taste some delicious wines and try out your blind-tasting skills, too.  We’ll be pouring:

Jose Michel & Fils Brut Tradition NV – Keep the 4th of July sparklers shining with this pure and delicious “grower” Champagne of 70% Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay.  Loads of fruit, toast, and citrus.

Roblar Chardonnay California 2017
– Tastes like a $30 California Chardonnay with a nice dose of rich, buttery, fruit and a kiss of oak.  We’re skeptical that any barrels were involved here, but we know the wine is a steal from $8.98!

A 95 Point Italian Gem – We’ll release more information on this tomorrow, but trust us: a wine (and deal) not to miss!

Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016
Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2015 – When we served this pair during our last Cheap vs Expensive blind tasting, two thirds of tasters thought Poppy was the more expensive wine.  More than that preferred it – impressive since Quilt carries a suggested retail of $45 and Poppy is on sale from $10.98!  We’ll pour them from bagged bottles for you and see if you can tell which is which.  And which is the better deal…

As always, we’ll have a treat or two from the cheese case out to sample with the wines and best, mix/match, savings on all the wines during the tasting.  Join us!

Summer Spotlight Classes: Brunello 2013

Spotlight on Brunello Vintage 2013
Thursday, August 23, 7pm
Course Fee $45

Joins us to explore the 2013 Brunellos, from elegant and traditional wines like Livio Sassetti’s Pertimali to big, bold, bruisers from Casanova di Neri.  But our real focus will be on some smaller Brunello estates you may have never heard of but that offer 100% Brunello delight at somewhat less than 100% of Brunello’s soaring prices!  Come see what’s new in  Montalcino and find a new favorite or two as well! Reserve your seats today and see all the details here.

One Sip at a Time: The 2018 Schedule Including Summer Classes

What could just be the best wine class series in the DC area gets even better in 2018, with 14 great classes including four fine Sunday afternoon events.  The most popular sessions, like Wine & Chocolate and the Cheap vs. Expensive blind tasting, return this year.  And we’ve added new classes, like Italian Reds You Should Know and a three-part series exploring the wines of Spain.

One Sip at a Time sessions are already great buys at $25/ea for six to eight wines, snacks, and plenty of great conversation. And they get even better when you purchase a One Sip at a Time Passport.  You’ll get six seats at any One Sip at a Time classes to use yourself or bring a group for just $100 – a savings of $50 over the class-by-class price.  Check out the One Sip at a Time Passport here and the 2018 schedule below. 


One Sip at a Time 2018 Schedule

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


Hooray for Rosé - Thursday, July 12, 7:15pm

Food and Wine Pairing Mythbusters - Thursday, Sept. 13, 7:15pm

Italian Reds You Should Know - Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:15pm

Deep Dive Cabernet Sauvignon - Sunday, Oct. 28, 5:00pm

Stroll Through Spain Session 3: Priorat and Catalonia  - Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:15pm

Cheap vs. Expensive 2 - Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:15pm

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.