Flight wine bar

a neighborhood wine bar and restaurant

Sep
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Meet & Greet Winemaker Salvino Benanti

In 2012, Giuseppe Benanti handed over to his twin sons, Salvino and Antonio, the winery – Benanti. The brothers immediately and efficiently got to work. Their goal? A “brutal refocusing” of the vineyards and the cellars to only produce the best of what the region has to offer. Today, there is no doubt that they are among the best in what the country has to offer. Since we opened Flight, we have been working to offer their wines, and we now pleased to have them available in DC.

On Friday, meet Salvino and taste four of his delicious wines. Food pairings will be available. This is not a ticketed event - simply make reservations here. Email Info@FlightDC.com with any questions. Final menu to be posted Tuesday evening.

Tentative Menu: Flight of three wines

 2016 Etna Bianco (100% Carricante)

From indigenous Carricante grapes grown on Mount Etna – an active volcano – at nearly 3000 feet above sea level. Notes of lemongrass, Asian pears, honeydew melon, and crushed smoky volcanic minerals. The wine finishes clean and zesty with hints of cinnamon, bay leaf, bitter orange peel, and smoke.

 2015 Etna Rosso (80% Nerello Mascalese + 20% Nerello Cappuccio)

Sourced from 3 different sides of the volcanic slopes, the fruit is from different parcels that range in elevation from 1400 to 3000 feet above sea level. Aromas of wild berry, anise, and crushed stone; floral finish with a touch of vanilla and polished tannins.

 2015 Nerello Cappuccio (100% Nerello Cappuccio)

Nerello Cappuccio or Mantellato (mantled), is an indigenous variety of Etna. In the last few decades, it was continuously abandoned by the vine growers and almost risked extinction. This fruit comes from a vineyard which Benanti planted after extensive research of vine production and after a rigorous selection of the many vine varieties of Nerello Cappuccio on Etna. Aromas of red fruit with a touch of vanilla.

 

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Jan
20
to Jan 21

INAUGURATION WEEKEND 2017 HOURS AND MENUS

Flight will be open, and welcomes all who need a space to rest and re-energize during the inauguration weekend activities including the Women's March on January 21st.

We will be offering extended hours on both Friday 1/20 and Saturday 1/21 from 11:30AM to 11PM.   View our lunch menu here.  We will be serving our usual dinner menu,

Please make reservations here.  Walk-ins are welcome.

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Oct
26
to Nov 2

DC Foie Fest 2016

DC FOIE FEST 2016 SPECIAL

Foie Fest is a friendly competition between local restaurants for the Golden Duck trophy (and bragging rights). 42 participating restaurants have created a foie-centric dish to offer as a menu special and the winner is decided by popular vote.

 Toasted Foie Brioche - 10

Concord Grape Mostarda, Whipped Foie Butter, Hazelnut

 

Please vote for Flight at:

http://boundaryrd.com/foiethewin

Foie gras has a rich cultural history, but there are many misconceptions about this culinary delicacy. Our mission this week is to delight foie enthusiasts, to introduce foie to those who have yet to experience it, and to educate diners on foie gras and its production. All participating restaurants are using the highest quality foie gras from Hudson Valley Foie Farms in upstate New York.

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Sep
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Altesino Night - A Tasting of Wines From Montalcino

Near the end of 2002, Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, owner of nearby Tenuta Caparzo, purchased the Altesino winery. Today's winemaking team, led by Simone Giunti and Alessandro Ciacci, is firmly committed to maintaining Altesino’s hard-earned reputation as a Montalcino institution and a global leader in innovative wine-making.   Altesino is a leader in various, important innovations in the production of Sangiovese from Montalcino, causing it to stand out and become a reference point for the entire territory. 

For reservations: please email info@flightdc.com with a preferred time, phone number, and the number of guests in your party.  Reservations can also be made by online here - please add a note that you are interested in the Altesino tasting.

Flight of three wines - $18

2014 Rosso Toscano - 80% Sangiovese + 20% Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas/Flavors: savory herbs and plum, with smoke on the finish.

2014 Rosso di Montalcino - 100% Sangiovese. Aromas/Flavors: ripe blackberries and licorice with mesquite on the finish.

 2011 Brunello di Montalcino - 100% Sangiovese Grosso. Aromas/Flavors: violet petals and chocolate with notes of tobacco and vanilla on the finish.

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Offered by the ounce - $10

Brunello di Montalcino – Montosoli 2008 - Montosoli is a 5 hectare single vineyard cru. Made from 100% late-harvest Sangiovese. Aged in large Slavonian barrels for 48 months.

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 Suggested Food Pairings

Cheese & Charcuterie – 3 for $16 / 5 for $22

 Blue Cheese Gnocchi - $10/$20

(Walnut, Honeycomb, Trevisano)

 Bresaola Roasted Beef - $20

(Wagyu Eye-Round, Lentil Mash, Fermented Vegetables)

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Aug
4
6:45pm 6:45pm

Smithsonian Associates - Evening Program with Tasting

Everything’s Coming Up Rosé

Tickets available at:

https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?ID=235172&utm_source=RAad&utm_content=FEauto&utm_campaign=featevent

Rosé wine’s popularity is blooming these days. No longer just a warm-weather drink—although it’s especially refreshing on a summer evening—the higher quality reflected in today’s rosés is making them trendier than ever. These easier-to-like wines are fresher and drier in style and pair well with everything from Asian cuisine to seafood, charcuterie to veal and chicken.

In a tasting program with Swati Bose, co-owner of Flight Wine Bar in Chinatown, explore the defining characteristics of rosé wines and sample some of the many types from around the world. Discover differences among wine-making methods and varietals, find some new favorites, and learn how to enjoy these wines year round by selecting flavor profiles that fit the seasons.

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Mar
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Furmint Tasting!

We are excited to welcome three of the top Hungarian winemakers, on their first tour to the US with FurmintUSA, to Flight on Saturday, March 18th between 6PM and 9PM!  Taste the wines while the winemakers explain the grape, region, and winemaking processes.  We will be offering a tasting of 3 wines.  Pair with our board of hand-cut and house-made sausages!  Wines will be offered as flights (half-glasses of all 3 wines for $18) and as individual glasses for $12.  Many of these wines are traditionally not available by the glass.  This is a unique opportunity to meet and taste with the winemakers themselves.  Please email info@flightdc.com or click here to make reservations (any time between 6PM and 8:45PM).  Walk-ins welcome.

Winemakers & Wines:

Natalia from Holdvölgy Winery pouring Vision Furmint 2013

Miklos Erzsébet Cellar pouring Estate Furmint 2012

Attila from Barta Winery pouring Szamorodni Sweet Furmint 2013

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Mar
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Monthly Monday Wine Class - March 7, 2016

For our March class, we will be exploring the world of Light-Bodied Reds.  What does light-bodied really mean?  What are the varietals and wine-making styles that lead to a light red wine?  What are the terms used to describe these wines?  And finally, figure out what you like about these wines so you can order them at ease at your next dinner or buy them at the store for your next gathering!

Class starts promptly at 6PM.  The class length can vary depending on the topic and participation by guests but tend to approximately 45 minutes.  Please email us at info@flightdc.com with a name for the reservation, number in your party, any dietary restrictions, and a phone number.  You will receive a confirmation email.

$45 per guest (includes taxes and gratuity).  Includes the four wines that we will be tasting and a few small bites. (We can only accommodate the dietary restrictions emailed to us in advance).

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve - Celebrate with your friends and the Flight Family!

Celebrate the end of one year and the start of another with your friends and the Flight Family! Enjoy your favorites from our a la carte menus.

We will be pouring glass specials from magnums for the night!

(Reservations available from 5PM to 10PM for a 2.5 hour period. 9PM or later reservations are welcome to ring in the New Year at Flight.*)

Reservation form available here.

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Dec
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

A Flight of Madeira - with Broadbent Selections!

We welcome you on Thursday, December 10th to try a flight of Madeira wines.  We have chosen three special bottles from the Broadbent portfolio.  Pair these with three delicious bites from our kitchen!

For reservations or more information, please email info@flightdc.com.  Walk-ins welcome!

BROADBENT MADEIRA TASTING
$18 Flight (tasting of 3)
$18 Optional Pairing (food paired with each Madeira)
 

10 YEAR OLD SERCIAL
Optional food pairing: Grilled Octopus
blood orange puree, chestnuts

 
10 YEAR OLD VERDELHO
Optional food pairing: Boar Shank Ragu
wild boar, house-made farfalle

 
10 YEAR OLD BOAL
Optional food pairing: Cheese & Plum Conserva
18 month aged gouda, stanley plums

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Dec
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Monday Wine Class - Sparkling Wines!

Get ready for the holiday season!  Learn about the numerous styles of bubbly available, and figure out what you like!

Email info@flightdc.com for reservations.

Classes take place every Monday at 6PM

$45 per class (inlcudes tax and gratuity)

Format:  Snack on some warm spiced olives and a half pour of sparkling wine while waiting for all guests to arrive. The tasting includes bites paired with the wines.  The wines and food will vary each class based on the theme.

The goal of the classes to become comfortable with the vast world of wine - learning how to read wine lists, and customers learning to identify types of wines they like.  As with everything we have done so far, our focus is on continuing to make the world of wine accessible and less complicated.  These are simply structured classes meant to encourage the exploration of wines.  They will not be technical or very theoretical in nature.

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Oct
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Monday Wine Class - Tasting Of White Wines

October 5, 2015 – Learning wine terminology: A tasting of white wines

Learn what “crisp,” “mineral driven,” “round,” “buttery,” and other terms mean when describing white wines.  Identify common aromas and flavor profiles for white wines, and learn to describe your preferences.

Flight Wine Bar Classes - Classes take place first Monday of each month at 6PM

$45 per class (includes tax & gratuity)

Reservations - advance reservation required:  Email info@flightdc.com or make a reservation through http://www.flightdc.com/info (be sure to note that you are making a reservation for the wine class)

Format:  Snack on some warm spiced olives and a half pour of sparkling wine while waiting for all guests to arrive. The tasting includes 3 wines (3 ounces of each) paired with three bites.  The wines and food will vary each class based on the theme.

Background: The goal of the classes to become comfortable with the vast world of wine, make wine accessible, and less complicated. Attendees will learn how to read a wine list and identify the types of wines they like.  These are simply structured classes meant to encourage the exploration of wines.  They will not be technical or very theoretical in nature.

*Wines subject to change based on availability

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Tasting With Early Mountain Vineyards
Oct
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

Tasting With Early Mountain Vineyards

As we get ready to launch our new wine and food menus for this season, join us for a special night of tasting and pairing - featuring Early Mountain Vineyards from Virginia! The event is for one night only on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 5Pm to 10PM.  Please email info@flightdc.com for reservations.  Walk-ins welcome.

 About Early Mountain:  Located in Madison, Virginia, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Early Mountain Vineyards comprises more than 300 acres of the historic Monticello Wine Trail. With an almost stubborn respect for the vineyard - doing all we can to act as honest messengers of what our terroir gives us – Early Mountain’s mission is to craft high-quality wines while also supporting Virginia’s ascent as a world-class wine region.

 We will be pouring:

·         2014 Rosé - A dedicated Rosé of primarily Merlot and Malbec. Fresh apple, stone fruit, and honeysuckle add complexity to strawberry and watermelon notes found on the nose. Whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented in stainless tanks, this dry Rosé quenches while providing enough structure to allow for a wide range for pairing. 640 cases produced.

·         2013 Chardonnay Reserve - For the 2013 vintage, the Chardonnay was blended at the press with 15% Petit Manseng clusters to bring additional vibrancy to the wine’s acid and aromatic profiles. Under a watchful eye, nature took its course in barrel by way of native yeast.

Aged sur-lie for 9 months in French oak following primary fermentation, the wine underwent full malolactic fermentation, and displays beautiful integration of the nearly 63% new oak selection. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 199 cases produced.

 ·         2013 Foothills Red Blend - A medium-bodied blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2013 Foothills is an elegant expression of the vineyard sites it originated from on the north-west side of the property. Light cedar notes from the oak underlie red berry and thyme aromas, while the wine’s lively acidity is complemented nicely on the palate by soft, mouth-coating tannins and finish. 438 cases produced.

Flight of Early Mountain wines - $18

Optional food pairing - $18

House-made crostini topped with a decadent triple cream from France and topped with a slice of honey comb; Olive oil pasta tossed with burrata, heirloom tomatoes, and fresh mint; and an Italian meatball with red sauce.

 

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Jul
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

SOLD OUT - July 4th Rooftop Celebration

Join us this July 4th to wine, dine, and relax on our rooftop.  Tickets include seating, all food and beverages, and viewing of the fireworks.*  Email info@flightdc.com for tickets and more details.
 

Flight – Fourth of July Menu
$95 per person (plus 10% DC Sales Tax & 18% service charge) – includes all food and beverage, and viewing of fireworks on the rooftop.

Food:
Passed Items - 

BBQ Bacon Burger Sliders
Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers w/ Lemon Aioli
Mediterranean Veggie Flatbread
Bacon/ Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
Buffet Items – 
Summer Green Salad
Fire Roasted Corn
Braised Short Ribs
Southern Fried Chicken 
Mac & Cheese

Beverages:
Sparkling/Rosé/White Wine Selection – 

Francois Montand Brut Rosé, Grenache and Cinsault Blend, Jura, France
Valle Reale, Cerasuolo Rose, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, Italy
Villa Wolf, Pinot Gris, Pfalz, Germany
McManis Family Vineyards, Viognier, San Joaquin, California
Alain Normand, Chardonnay, Burgundy, France
Glazebrook, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Red Wine Selection – 
Eveningland, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Badenhorst, Curator Red, Shiraz-Based Blend, Swartland, South Africa
Tenuta Sant'Antonio, Scaia, Corvina, Veneto, Italy
Clos Coutale, Malbec, Cahors, France
Convento San Francisco, Roble, Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain
Penley Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawara, Australia

Beers – 
Einbecker Premium Pilsner, Germany
Port City Wit, Alexandria, Virginia
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Colorado
Otter Creek Alpine Black Vermont
Crispin Original Cider, Minnesota

Sodas –
Fentiman’s Victorian Lemonade
Presse Elderflower
Q Ginger
Mexican Coca-Cola
 

*Please note that the view from some parts of the rooftop are restricted - guests will have to move around to view the fireworks without obstruction.  In the event of rain, the celebration will be held indoors at Flight's usual location.  No refunds within 48 hours of the event.

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Jun
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Monday Wine Class - Greek White Wines

Join us as we taste three indigenous Greek white wines.  Learn the different styles, blends, and methods of wine-making.  

Classes take place every Monday at 6PM - $35 per class (plus tax and gratuity).

Advance reservations required.  To make a reservation, please email info@flightdc.com with names of the attendees and one contact phone number.  

The goal of the classes to become comfortable with the vast world of wine, make wine accessible and less complicated. Guests will learn how to read a wine list and identify the types of wines they like.  These are simply structured classes meant to encourage the exploration of wines.  They will not be technical or very theoretical in nature.

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May
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Muscat Tasting & Pairing

Greek Muscat Tasting & Pairing Special – One Night Only

Meet winemakers from the Cooperatives of Samos in Greece

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

6PM – 8PM

 

Taste a flight of muscat wines from the Cooperatives of Samos

The flight will have three amazing wines ranging from a dry muscat to an aged dessert wine

Paired with cheese and chocolate truffle bon bons

 

A flight of the three wines with two types of cheese and a bon bon $25

One wine with one cheese or bon bon $12

Each wine only $8

Menu:

High Peaks Dry Muscat with Boucheron, a creamy goat's milk cheese from Loire, France

Grand Cru Sweet Muscat with Valle d'Aspe, a sheep's milk cheese from the Pyranees

Anthemis Aged Muscat with a spicy chocolate truffle bon bon 

 

Email info@flightdc.com with name, phone number, and number of guests for reservations.

 

 

 

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May
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Class 11: Tasting, Contrasting, and Pairing Rosé Wines

Join us as we taste three rosé wines to learn the different styles, blends, and methods of wine-making.  Discover how to define your favorite rosé so you can indulge this summer!

Classes take place every Monday at 6PM - $35 per class (plus tax and gratuity).

Advance reservations required.  To make a reservation, please email info@flightdc.com with names of the attendees and one contact phone number.  

The goal of the classes to become comfortable with the vast world of wine, make wine accessible and less complicated. Guests will learn how to read a wine list and identify the types of wines they like.  These are simply structured classes meant to encourage the exploration of wines.  They will not be technical or very theoretical in nature.

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Apr
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Class 10: Tasting, Contrasting, and Pairing Italian Reds

Italian Reds - Italian wines can be confusing with hundreds of indigenous varietals along with all the international varietals.  Learn about three of Italy's grapes and regions, and some tips on how to navigate Italian wine lists.  We will taste a nebbiolo, aglianico. and corvina paired with three bites.

 

Classes take place every Monday at 6PM - $35 per class (plus tax and gratuity)

To make a reservation, please email info@flightdc.com. Advance reservations required.

The goal of the classes to become comfortable with the vast world of wine, make wine accessible and less complicated. Attendees will learn how to read a wine list and identify the types of wines they like.  These are simply structured classes meant to encourage the exploration of wines.  They will not be technical or very theoretical in nature.

 

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Mar
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wine & Cheese Pairing w/ Righteous Cheese

Flight Wine Bar & Righteous Cheese have teamed up to create an exceptional evening of wine and cheese taking place on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Attendees will enjoy selections of Flight Wine Bars’ more rare wines with hard to find artisanal cheeses from Righteous Cheese.

 Five unique wine and cheese pairings will be offered. Wines to be paired include a sparkling, white, red, sherry and a desert wine.  Attendees can enjoy one pairing for $10; two pairings for $18; three pairings for $25; or all five for $40. Exact wine and cheese pairings TBD and are subject to change based on availability. To make a reservation, please email info@flightdc.com.

 Flight Wine Bar is located at 777 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, just one block north of the Verizon Center.  

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Mar
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Class 9 - Tasting, Contrasting, and Pairing Full-Bodied Red Wines

March 2 – Full-Bodied Red Wines – taste through the different styles of full-bodied wines.  What do terms like full-bodied, fruit-forward, earthy, jammy mean?  Learn what varietals tend to make full-bodied wines, and what your preferences are.

 

Classes take place every Monday at 6PM - $35 per class (plus tax and gratuity)

To make a reservation, please email info@flightdc.com or call 202-864-6445 between 5pm and 10pm Monday – Saturday. Advance reservations required.

Format:  Sip on a half pour of sparkling wine while waiting for all guests to arrive. The tasting for the class includes 3 wines (half pours) paired with three bites.  The wines and food will vary each class based on the theme.

Background: The goal of the classes to become comfortable with the vast world of wine, make wine accessible and less complicated. Attendees will learn how to read a wine list and identify the types of wines they like.  These are simply structured classes meant to encourage the exploration of wines.  They will not be technical or very theoretical in nature.

Classes take place every Monday at 6PM

$35 per class (plus tax and gratuity)

To make a reservation, please email info@flightdc.com or call 202-864-6445 between 5pm and 10pm Monday – Saturday.

Advance reservation required


Format:  Snack on some warm spiced olives and a half pour of sparkling wine while waiting for all guests to arrive. The tasting includes 3 wines (half pours) paired with three bites.  The wines and food will vary each class based on the theme.


Background: The goal of the classes to become comfortable with the vast world of wine, make wine accessible and less complicated. Attendees will learn how to read a wine list and identify the types of wines they like.  These are simply structured classes meant to encourage the exploration of wines.  They will not be technical or very theoretical in nature.

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Feb
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Class 8 - Tasting, Contrasting, and Pairing Balkan Red Wines

Balkan Reds – what is all the fuss about?  Explore and taste the wines of Serbia, Macedonia, and Slovenia paired with three small bites.  Learn about native varietals and wine-making styles of this up and coming region.

Classes take place every Monday at 6PM - $35 per class (plus tax and gratuity)

Advance reservation required - to make a reservation, please email info@flightdc.com or call 202-864-6445 between 5pm and 10pm Monday – Saturday.

Format:  Snack on some warm spiced olives and a half pour of sparkling wine while waiting for all guests to arrive. The tasting includes 3 wines (half pours) paired with three bites.  The wines and food will vary each class based on the theme.

Background: The goal of the classes to become comfortable with the vast world of wine, make wine accessible and less complicated. Attendees will learn how to read a wine list and identify the types of wines they like.  These are simply structured classes meant to encourage the exploration of wines.  They will not be technical or very theoretical in nature.

*Wines subject to change based on availability

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Dec
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Class 7 - Celebrate With Sparkling Wines

Taste sparkling wines from Jura in France, Malaga in Spain, and Emilia-Romagna in Italy paired with warm spiced olives, cheese, wild mushrooms, and chocolate bon bons. Learn how to pick a great wine for your holiday party.

Classes take place first Monday of every month at 6PM - $35 per class (plus tax and gratuity).  To make a reservation, please email info@flightdc.com or call 202-864-6445 between 5pm and 10pm Monday – Saturday. Advance reservation required.

Format:  Snack on some warm spiced olives and a half pour of sparkling wine while waiting for all guests to arrive. The tasting includes 3 wines (half pours) paired with three bites.  The wines and food will vary each class based on the theme.

Background: The goal of the classes to become comfortable with the vast world of wine, make wine accessible and less complicated. Attendees will learn how to read a wine list and identify the types of wines they like.  These are simply structured classes meant to encourage the exploration of wines.  They will not be technical or very theoretical in nature.

*Wines subject to change based on availability

 

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Nov
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Class 6 - Tasting, Contrasting, & Comparing New World White Wines

Tasting and comparing new world white wines.

Explore the different kinds of white wines being produced in countries like the US, New Zealand, and South Africa.  These wines are delicious and will make you re-think some of the stereotypes while learning to distinguish characteristics of typical new world wines.

$35 per class (plus tax and gratuity)

To sign up, please call 202-864-6445 or send us an email at info@flightdc.com

Format: each class will start with a sparkling wine and a bite to eat. We will then proceed to a tasting of 3 wines (half pours) paired with three bites.  The wines and food will vary each class based on the theme.

The goal of the classes is to become comfortable with the vast world of wine - learning how to read wine lists, and learning to identify types of wines you like.  As with everything we have done so far, our focus is on continuing to make the world of wine accessible and less complicated.  These are simply structured classes meant to encourage the exploration of wines.  They will not be technical or very theoretical in nature.

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