Thursday, February 14, 2013

Upcoming Events: Wine Dinners and More

This Tuesday, February 19th, McLean neighborhood favorite, Bistro Vivant, hosts an exclusive evening with winemaker Eric Bonnet of Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique. Bonnett will present his award-winning wines made in the heart of France’s Rhône Valley alongside a 5-course tasting menu prepared by Bistro Vivant’s Owner/Executive Chef Domenico Cornacchia.Canapés and reception begin at 6:30 PM followed by dinner at 7 PM. Reservations can be purchased for $75 a person and made by calling Bistro Vivant at (703) 356-1700 or online at You won’t want to miss this authentic French cuisine menu featuring sweatbreads, lobster, pike and rabbit paired with Rhône’s most highly-rated reserve bottlings from the acclaimed regions of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Hermitage, Vacqueryas and Lirac.

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 at

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.

While it isn't Key West, Union Market is hosting a cocktail event that may influence you just as it did Earnest Hemingway. "To Have and Have Another" A Hemingway Cocktail Seminar with Philip Greene is taking place on February 21, between 6:30PM and 8PM. Mixologist and Buffalo & Bergen owner, Gina Chersevani will be mixing cocktails for the event. Signed copies of Mr. Greene’s book are included in the admission price. Proceeds will benefit The Museum of the American Cocktail. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $35 or at the door for $40.To purchase tickets, please visit:  For more information about the event, please visit

February 26, Miner Family Wines: Winemaker Gary Bookman hosts the evening's dinner. This is a great opportunity to experience the vineyard's sensational portfolio of wines including its single-vineyard Pinot Noir, Oakville Cabernet as well as their proprietal blend, Oracle. $125  Tickets for The Capital Wine Festival can be purchased at

Winter Wine Classes at Vinoteca from 7-9 p.m.  February 26: Argentine and Chilean Wine Dinner  Vinoteca is partnering with Vino del Sol Imports and Tom Clare, local South American wine expert, for an Argentine + Chilean Wine Dinner. Executive Chef Lonnie Zoeller will prepare a delicious four-course meal of South American fare with expert wine pairings from wineries such as Altocedro and Zolo.

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