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>> SOLD OUT << How to talk about wine like you know your sh*t

A note: This class will be held at Colony Club, just across the street from The Lemon Bowl.

Craft beer is commonplace and classic cocktails are surging. Even cider is having a moment. But for many, wine is still a frequently misunderstood subject.

How many of us have opened a wine list only to feel inadequate? Or have you ever tried to explain what you like in a restaurant, only to awkwardly guess at it using words you've heard like "jammy," "fruit-forward," "minerality" and "tannin"?

Stop that.

During this class, we'll open six of the world's most interesting wines, many of which aren't readily available in DC. This class isn't just a tasting, but a practical introduction to wine, its production and the concept of "terroir."

Get up close and personal with vineyard soils and smells, exploring why certain wines taste the way they do. Equipped with that new-found knowledge, you'll leave ready to discover wines on your own and to share them with friends.

Your $35 ticket includes a tasting of six wines and a complementary drink from the Colony Club bar following class.


About your host, Thomas Madrecki

Tom is the founder of Chez Le Commis, an underground supper club based in Washington, D.C. where he experiments with local ingredients and out-of-this-world wines. In 2013, he launched Vin de Chez, a pop-up wine bar that drew ravenous crowds. His culinary talent has been featured in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Refinery 29 and Roll Call, among others. Wine Enthusiast Magazine named him one of 40 under 40 wine stars to watch in 2014, and food critic Todd Kliman of Washingtonian magazine once described one of his dishes as "kind of blah."

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