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 Fine Weekend of Memorial Day Wines – Free Tastings Friday (3-7pm) and Saturday (noon-4pm)

Like you, we’re looking forward to a fine Memorial Day weekend (or, at the very least, one that’s a bit less soggy than last Saturday was!).  We’ll be closed on Monday, Memorial Day, so our staff can enjoy the holiday with family, friends, and some great wines.  If you’d like to pick out some outstanding Memorial Day sippers, then this weekend’s free tastings are the perfect place to start.

Join us Friday from 3-7pm and Saturday from noon-4pm to sample:

Two Great Provencal Rosés
– You’ll need to come into the store to see what they are, but both are delicious and at very special savings prices this weekend!

Il Molino di Grace Chianto Classico 2015 – Pretty much the perfect marriage of old-school and modern Chianto Classico, this 100% Sangiovese will match up as well with burgers and chicken off the grill as it will with classic Italian fare.

Bodegas Ego Goru Verde Monastrell Jumilla 2015 – The Washington Post’s Dave McIntyre named it his Value Wine of the Year in 2017, and it’s just gotten better with time.  From $8.98 by the case plus an extra $24 savings with a mail in coupon!

Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015 – A bold, rich, smooth Napa Cab from Belle Glos founder Joe Wagner with 91 points from Wine Spectator and a price too low to print.  A do not miss opportunity!

We’ll have some treats from the cheese case out to sample with the wines and great, mix/match, savings during both tastings.  Come on in and stock up for summer!

New Spotlight Class and Southwest France Wine Dinner May 10!

Southwest France Wine Dinner at La Cote d’Or Restaurant
Featuring Wines of Gaillac, Jurancon, Cahors from Wine Traditions
Thursday,  May 10, 6:45 pm | Cost $90 all-inclusive

Join us at Arlington’s La Cote d’Or Restaurant and you’ll learn all about the joys of the wines of The Southwest of France from importer Ed Addiss and taste  how they pair with fine French dishes created by Chef Jacques Imperato.  Each of the six courses you will enjoy uses texture, aroma and flavor to bring out the most exciting nuances of the wines.  Click here to see the full menu and wine pairings and instructions for making your reservation.  A night you won't want to miss!


Spotlight on Oregon's Walter Scott Wines with Partner Erica Landon

Tuesday, May 22, 7pm  |  Course Fee $40
We’re fortunate to get to visit Oregon’s Willamette Valley annually and spend time with a great mixture of veteran and up-and-coming winemakers.  No visit is more exciting than Walter Scott Wines.  The husband/wife team of Ken Pahlow & Erica Landon started making wine in a corner of Patty Green’s cellar about a decade ago.  Now they have their own small winery and have emerged as makers of some of Oregon’s most refined and classically styled Pinot Noirs…and as leaders in the resurgence of Willamette Valley Chardonnay. Plus, both Ken and Erica are just really cool people who are a blast to taste with and get to know!  As you’ll discover yourself when you join us for this exciting tasting of Ken and Erica’s stellar 2016 releases.  See all the details and reserve your seats online today!

One Sip at a Time: The 2018 Schedule Including May 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

Spanish Series 2: Northwest - Thursday, May 10, 7:15pm

Deep Dive Chardonnay - Sunday, May 20, 5:00pm

Cheap vs. Expensive Session 1 - Thursday, June 14, 7:15pm

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.