MCLEAN, Va.--()--In response to enthusiastic feedback from those who attended its spring and summer wine classes, Chain Bridge Cellars, in downtown McLean, Va., has announced its fall schedule. “These classes are delicious and fun in addition to informative,” says owner Doug House.
“These classes are delicious and fun in addition to informative”
Courses headed “Wine 101” are survey-type sessions covering a region or variety (such as Tuscany or Tempranillo). Other courses are “deep dives” into a single producer or aspect of a region. Classes scheduled for September and October are listed below. More classes are planned for November and December, including the always popular Champagne class.
In addition to featured wines, classes include light appetizers, an experienced and knowledgeable presenter, and take-home materials. Classes are held in the store’s downstairs classroom and last about 90 minutes, with plenty of time for questions and answers.
Also slated for fall: Several extra-special free weekend tastings, including one featuring Syrahs paired with three small production bacons. More details available at www.chainbridgecellars.com.
(To reserve a spot, call 703.356.6500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Thursday, Sept. 13 – Wine 101: A Tour of Tuscany with Importer Maurizio Farro. $30. 7 pm.
- Thursday, Sept. 27 – Wine 101: The Many Faces of Tempranillo with Importer Howard Friedman. $30. 7 pm.
- Thursday, Oct. 4 – Vertical Tasting: Damilano Barolo Cru Cannubi with Damilano's Barbara Levi Cavaglione. $45. 7 pm.
- Thursday, Oct. 11– Wine 101: Wining around the Alps with Importer Eric Hauptmann. $30. 7 pm.
- Thursday, Oct. 18 – Tablas Creek & Beaucastel: Wines of the Haas/Perrin Partnership. $45. 7 pm.
Special Free Tastings
- Saturday, Sept. 8 – The Three Kings of Italy: Amarone, Barolo and Brunello. 12-4 pm.
- Saturday, Sept. 22 – Spanish Selections from Jonas Gustafsson. 12-4 pm.
- Saturday, Sept. 29 – Syrah and Bacon Tasting, 12-4 pm.
- Saturday, Oct. 6 – Riesling Dry & Sweet, 12-4 pm.
Chain Bridge Cellars has served McLean and the surrounding areas for nearly 25 years. It was originally founded as Cecile’s Wine Cellar. In 2008, Doug and Meg House purchased the store, changing the name in May of 2011.