Drink Local: MD & VA Wine Seminar and Tasting

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A highly educational experience to understand how winemakers are harnessing the concept of Terroir in the mid-Atlantic area.

Tasting Details: The main room will feature three of the most celebrated wineries from each state and will each pour one white and one red wine. You will have the opportunity to meet the winemakers in person during the festival and order their wine if you live in a location that allows for direct shipping from the winery to your home. Light appetizers including a selection of local cheeses from Firefly farms (MD), Chappel’s Creamery (MD) and Everona Dairy (VA) will also be served in the festival room.

VA Wineries in attendance

  • Barboursville Vineyards
  • Michael Shaps Wines
  • Chrysalis Vineyard

MD Wineries in attendance

  • Black Ankle Vineyards
  • Bordeleau Vineyards
  • Serpent Ridge Vineyard

Seminars Details: The seminar room will host 2 exciting seminars. You can sign up for one of the seminars at no additional cost.

6:30pm Understanding the Virginia and Maryland Wine Terroirs

  • Tony Wolf , Director, AHS Jr. Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Virginia Tech and Virginia State Viticulturist
  • Kevin Atticks, Executive Director at Maryland Wineries Association
  • Dave McIntyre, Wine columnist at the Washington Post (Invited Moderator)

7:30pm The Politics of Wine in Maryland and Virginia

  • Terri Colfer Beirne, formerly of McLandish Holton, lobbying for VA wineries, now with the Wine Institute
  • Adam Borden, Executive Director, Marylanders for Better Beers and Wine Laws
  • Laurent Guinand, President of GiraMondo Wine (Moderator)

Call GiraMondo Wine at 301.841.7609 for our Private Wine Suites available during the event to entertain your friends, clients or employees.

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: October 8, 2009

Time: 6:30pm-9pm

Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave

Attire: business casual

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