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The Capital Wine School offers courses and tastings for every level of wine enthusiast or wine professional.  We offer classes for all major varietals and wine producing regions throughout the world.  Please check the sidebar for upcoming classes and courses at Capital Wine School, and see the listings below for all of our wine tasting offerings over the next several months.

Upcoming Wine Tasting Classes & Courses

Wines of Austria- Matt Perrella

2 hours, $75

Austria produces a relatively small quantity of wine, but most if it is very high in quality. Gruner Veltliner has put Austrian wine on the map over the last few decades, but there is much more to love. Austria's dry whites and lusciously sweet wines are in demand around the world, with exciting reds made from indigenous varieties gaining popularity. This class will explore the grapes and regions that makes Austrian wine worth seeking out. In addition to tasting various expressions of Gruner Veltliner and Riesling, we will delve into unique red wines from grapes such as Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent.

Price: $75.00

Date: Jun 19, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Wines of Willamette Valley Vineyards & Winery – Oregon

2 hours, $45

Join Dan Berman, Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Ambassador, as he pours a range of wines produced by Willamette Valley Vineyards & Winery. Dan will present 10 wines: sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir, pinot gris, pinot blanc, estate pinot rose, Riesling, 2 chardonnays, and 4 different Pinot Noirs.  All of the wines will be available for sale through a pre-order taken that night.

Price: $45.00

Date: Jun 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Essential Blind Tasting Skills

2 hours, $95


Blind tasting wine is more than a parlor trick, or a way to impress your friends, it is the most effective way to develop your tastings skills.

Price: $95.00

Date: Jun 22, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Top 12 wines from the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition

2 hours, $65

Jay Youmans MW will present the 12 top scoring Virginia wines from this year’s competition. We will taste wines from Jefferson Vineyards, Potomac Point Winery, Keswick Winery, North Gate, Barns at Hamilton Station, Veritas Vineyards, Barboursville, Early Mountain, Cross Keys winery, and King Family Vineyards.

Price: $65.00

Date: Jun 23, 2018

Available Spaces: 13

Michael Franz Presents his Top Red Wines . . . for Summer?

2 hours, $85


Believe it or not, red wines can be terrific even in Washington’s hot summer months—provided that you choose bottles made from the most suitable grapes…that are grown in the right regions…and crafted by the world’s most talented winemakers.  In this tasting, we’ll consider the key factors that make for summer success in reds while tasting a range of convincing choices from northern Italy, coastal Spain, Mediterranean France, Greece, Germany, Portugal, and selected spots from the New World.

Price: $85.00

Date: Jun 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Wines of Portugal

2 hours, $85

Portugal is producing some of Europe’s most exciting and unique wines. Many of these wines, however, fly under the radar and are not well known here in the USA. We will taste wines from Vinho Verde, Tras-os-Montes, Douro Valley, Bairrada, Alentejo, Madeira, or more.

Price: $85.00

Date: Jun 28, 2018

Available Spaces: 16

Red, White and Blue Wines: a celebration of American Wine

2 hours, $85

Jay Youmans MW will present some of his favorite America wines. We will taste wines from: Sonoma Coast -CA Chardonnay, Finger Lakes Riesling, Virginia Petit Manseng, Oregon Pinot Gris, Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Zinfandel, California Petit Sirah, Oregon Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara Pinot Noir, Bordeaux Blends from Washington State and Virginia.

Price: $85.00

Date: Jun 29, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Jul 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Jul 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 29

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Aug 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 27

Essential Blind Tasting Skills

2 hours, $95


Blind tasting wine is more than a parlor trick, or a way to impress your friends, it is the most effective way to develop your tastings skills.

Price: $95.00

Date: Aug 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 29

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Sep 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Sep 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Oct 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Oct 19, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

Essential Blind Tasting Skills

2 hours, $95


Blind tasting wine is more than a parlor trick, or a way to impress your friends, it is the most effective way to develop your tastings skills.

Price: $95.00

Date: Oct 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Nov 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Nov 16, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

Introduction to Wine Basics

2 hours, $75


This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine.

Price: $75.00

Date: Dec 14, 2018

Available Spaces: 32

 
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