Wine-tasting technique demands that you first swirl the glass, then take a sip, and then very slowly dribble wine down your chin so that the rest of your body can taste it. Imbibe elegance with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $55 for admission for one to the Grand Tasting at the Spring Wine Tasting (a $110 value)
- $75 for admission for one to the VIP Tasting at the Spring Wine Tasting (a $150 value)
The Grand Tasting lasts from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A VIP tickets grants access to both the VIP Tasting from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the Grand Tasting.
The Spring Wine Tasting takes place Saturday, April 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Washington DC – Convention Center. Guests can sample more than 150 wines from around the world, and VIP ticket-holders get access to an additional 50 top-notch tipples. Live jazz accompanies the VIP Tasting session, and all attendees are presented with a selection of bread and cheese to cleanse palates between sips. Business-casual attire is suggested, and all wines will be available for order from Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits.
The brainchild of enophile and host of his own PBS show about the joys of wine, Mark Phillips of WineTasting.org gently demystifies wine drinking, effectively eliminating snobbery from the process. With a humorous, conversational approach, Phillips lays low the notion that wine is a rarified, inaccessible pleasure, helping tasters identify the components of each pour to better appreciate and seek out the perfect wines for their particular tastes. In his regular tastings—classy hootenannies, often with live jazz and more than 250 varieties of wine—he brings together bottles from all over the world, creating more harmony among grape products than a California Raisins reunion concert. The events reward exploration with information about the varietals filling attendees in on each wine’s background, including where the grapes grow and what cuisine pairings work best with libations.