Thursday, February 7, 2013

Upcoming Events: Wine Dinners and Classes

Beat the Winter Blues at the Food and Wine Festival:  By this time in the winter season, we are all itching to get out of hibernation and enjoy good food and wine… and the Washington, DC International Food and Wine Festival has you covered! The festival will be hosted at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center through Saturday, February 9.  There are lots of seminars, tasting events and programs at this year’s event including: 
·         Cabernet Building Blocks with Kendall Jackson’s Matt Smith – a chance to learn about the building block aromas of Cabernet and participate in an exclusive tasting of famed Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon
·         An Exclusive Tasting with Achaval-Ferrer from Eclio Dumon – a special tasting of the vintages of this acclaimed winery, considered to be makers of the best Malbecs in the world.
·         IWFF Showcase Dinner featuring Achaval-Ferre – an incredible dinner highlighting the famed Mendoza winery complimented with food parings to enhance the flavors and aromas of Argentina.                
For more information and tickets, visit  

Wine Cooperative Wine Tasting:  Tired of driving around to different vineyards to sample wines?  The Wine Cooperative Wine Tasting Room has made it easier.  Featuring premium wines from around the world’s premier wine regions, this special event, as part of the Washington, DC International Food and Wine Festival brings wine tasting to you.  Guests will have the opportunity to purchase tastes/glasses of wine as well as participate in a Silent Auction displaying items that will benefit Cohn’s Kitchen.  Admission to the tasting room is free and is open through Saturday, February 9 from 4-8 pm.  For more information, visit   

February 12, Heitz Wine Cellars: The winery is known for its earthy Bordeaux-stylewines, especially its Cabernet Sauvignon. Jeanne Cabral returns to share winesfrom Heitz's portfolio and discuss the win­ery's unique single-vineyard concept. $125  Tickets for The Capital Wine Festival can be purchased

Winter Wine Classes at Vinoteca from 7-9 p.m.  February 12: "Sweets for your Sweets"  Just in time for Valentine's Day, Vinoteca will share a selection of bubbles and dessert wines perfect for celebrating the day of love with that 'special someone.'

February 19, Burgess Cellars: We are honored to have Steve Burgess host for the first time at the Capital Wine Festival. This small family-owned winery has terroir at its heart, integrating it into their wine making and production for over 30 years. $125  Tickets for The Capital Wine Festival can be purchased

Winter Wine Classes at Vinoteca from 7-9 p.m.  February 19: 'The Grape Everyone Loves to Hate"  Not all Chardonnays are 'oaky', and Vinoteca is setting out to showcase different styles of the varietal that will turn any Chardonnay-hater into its biggest advocate.

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