Tired of Bordeaux, California or Burgundy wines? Ready for the next big wine adventure? Want to re-live your vacations on the Mediterranean Sea?
Come join us to explore the largest wine region in the world, where wine is an integral part of lifestyle and diet. Explore red varietals such as Grenache, Tempranillo, Cinsault, Mourvedre, Syrah, Monica, Primitivo, Nero d’Avola, Xinomavro, Plavac, Mavrodaphne. Discover white varietals such as Rolle / Vermentino, Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Roussane, Assyrtyko, Athiri, Malagousia, Muscat, Xarel-ho.
You will have the opportunity to taste over 30 wines from 11 different countries accompanied by light Mediterranean mezzes and tapas such as grape leaves, falafel, spanakopita, sambousik, cured olives, hummus as well as Mediterranean desserts such as baklava.
Wine Regions covered include:
In addition, you will have the opportunity to take one of these classes with your ticket price: (else, main festival starts at 6:30pm)
- How to determine the quality of what you are buying (grades, extra-virgin, cold pressed, estate, etc,…)
- How to taste olive oil (nose, tongue, throat)
- How to use olive oil (cooking, dressing, drizzling, pairing)
- Tasting of olive oils from Spain, France and Italy
For more information and ticket purchase, please visit GiraMondo Wine Adventures website.
Location: Whittemore House 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036 – Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line) Hours: 6:30pm-9pm
Date: September 30, 2009
Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Attire: business casual