Designed especially for food and wine enthusiasts, each Master Gourmet session is a 1 to 2-1/2 hour exploration of a specific topic. These classes have been called "the best culinary education sessions available in Virginia and the National Capital Region". They're fun. They're unpretentious. They're "straight talk in plain English" all about pairing, exploring and enjoying food and wine. Come play!

 

STEP 1

If you'd like a specific date click on the date below to make sure seats are available for that particular session. Sessions may be sold out that do not indicate so. Please click.

 

STEP 2

If you do not already have your tickets CLICK HERE to buy tickets

You'll need your ticket number for the seat reservation form.

Each class costs $40 per person

 

STEP 3

After you purchase seminar tickets you must also RESERVE SEATS BELOW

Select any session below and click to reserve seats for your favorite date

Please select only one date that you really do plan to attend.

Your ticket is redeemed as USED on the first date your name appears on our attendee list.

Tickets are not refundable and cancellations cannot be rescheduled to a later date

unless we receive notice of cancellation 5 days in advance.

 

Wine Bootcamp

2-1/2 hours

Spend 2-1/2 hours with us and we'll turn you into a certified wine snob .... Guaranteed! Led by our wine maker, Carl, this 2 hour seminar is the snob free zone in plain English all about wine. Learn every thing you ever wanted to know about wine including how  to taste like a pro, how  to achieve aeration perfection, how to choose the perfect bottle in the wine shop, how  to pair food with wine and get it right every time, the chemistry of making red versus white wine, what you are really supposed to do with the cork they hand you in a restaurant, how to tell if you are buying a dessert wine made with the juice from a grape or with a bucket load of granulated sugar. This session includes a molecular pairing experiment with a sandwich & 5 chocolate pairings.

 

Wines of the World

1-1/2 hours

Geography class was never this fun! Come explore the best known and not-so-widely-known wine regions of the world one region at a time through their wine. Master the terroir of each region to discover your own personal likes as we taste whites, reds and maybe a few roses with a wine pro. We'll explore the best known wine regions and little known wine regions that you never knew are making big news on the world wine scene. Take a survey of wines and varietals from  a land of stunning beauty; Learn your steens from your pinotages; Proclaim “Ooh-la-la” as we explore geography of the worl'd wine regions, grapes and styles.

 

Virginia vs the World

1-1/2 hours

Virginia wineries continue to gain national and international recognition. Join us for a Virginia Vintners Collective™ taste-off, as we put Virginia wines head to head with other world class wines in a blind comparison tasting.

 

Cheeseology

1-1/2 hours

A delicious, educational and lively seminar on the basics of cheese. You’ll taste cheeses, and a bounty of accompaniments as we discover what makes a cheese pairing successful.  You’ll also learn how to choose and serve artisanal cheese, how to distinguish different types, and how to taste to get the most from your palate!

 

Choco~Vino Pairing

1-1/2 hours

Along with the best small-batch artisan wines, the best artisan chocolates designed to complement wines are featured in the Wine Loves Chocolate Tasting Room. Just as with wine, chocolate presents a complexity of flavors and textures, with the potential for subtle changes with each new batch of chocolate. Learning how to appreciate the nuances of chocolate is a most enjoyable hobby.

 

Yellow  column events happen at Wine Loves Chocolate Tasting Room  353 Main Street in Little Washington

 

JUL

26-27

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 26 11am

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 26 2:30pm

SOLD OUT

World of Malbecs

Sat Jul 26 2:30pm

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 27 11am

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 27 2:30pm

AUG

2-3

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 2 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 2 2:30pm

Dessert & Wine Pairing

Sat Aug 2 3pm

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 3 11am

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 3 2:30pm

AUG

9-10

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 9 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 9 2:30pm

Cheeseology

Sat Aug 9 3pm

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 10 11am

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 10 2:30pm

AUG

16-17

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 16 11am

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 16 2:30pm

South Africa Wine

Sat Aug 16 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 17 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 17 2:30pm

AUG

23-24

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 23 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 23 2:30pm

World of Malbecs

Sat Aug 23 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 24 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 24 2:30pm

AUG

30-31

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 30 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 30 2:30pm

Choco~Vino Pairing

Sat Aug 30 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 31 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 31 2:30pm

SEP

6-7

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Sep 6 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Sep 6 2:30pm

World of Malbecs

Sat Sep 6 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Sep 7 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Sep 7 2:30pm

SEP

13-14

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Sep 13 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Sep 13 2:30pm

A Blind Flight of Bordeauxs

Sat Sep 13 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Sep 14 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Sep 14 2:30pm

SEP

20-21

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Sep 20 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Sep 20 2:30pm

Choco~Vino Pairing

Sat Sep 20 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Sep 21 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Sep 21 2:30pm

SEP

27-28

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

SatSep 27 11am

Wine Bootcamp

SatSep 27 2:30pm

Cheeseology

Sat Sep 27  3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Sep 28 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Sep 28 2:30pm

OCT

4-5

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Oct 4 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Oct 4 2:30pm

VA vs the World

Sat Oct 4 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Oct 5 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Oct 5 2:30pm

OCT

11-12

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Oct 11 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Oct 11 2:30pm

Dessert & Wine Pairing

Sat Oct 11 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Oct 12 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Oct 12 2:30pm

OCT

18-19

SOLD OUT

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Oct 18 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Oct 18 2:30pm

South Africa Wine

Sat Oct 18 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Oct 19 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Oct 19 2:30pm

OCT

25-26

SOLD OUT

WP Wine Bootcamp

Sat Oct 25 10am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Oct 25 2:30pm

How to Blend Wine

Sat Oct 25 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Oct 26 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Oct 26 2:30pm

New dates for Fall/Winter will be added as the calendar approaches

 

 

FAQs

FAQ #1 - for your GPS - Please be sure to include our town, Washington Virginia,  on your GPS so that you arrive at the right destination.

Little Washington Winery Tasting Room

72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington VA 22747

Wine Loves Chocolate Tasting Room

353 Main Street, Washington VA 22747

FAQ #2 - Please be sure to bring your:

  1. TICKET VOUCHER you received from wherever you purchased tickets and
  2. the EVENTZILLA SEAT VOUCHERS you received when you booked your seats and
  3. PHOTO IDENTIFICATION - We do serve alcohol in all of our seminar sessions, so we must verify that you are 21 years of age or older to participate in our seminars.
  4. If we are unable to verify proof of payment for the session at the registration desk we do require payment of $40 per person. We'll be glad to reimburse double payments when you find your ticket voucher.

FAQ #3 - Please select one date that you really do plan to attend. Your ticket is used to purchase catering and printed material for the session you choose. Tickets are not refundable.  Cancellations cannot be rescheduled.

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FAQs

FAQ #4 - Unfortunately it does not help to ask us to fit you in on a full session ... We only have 20 chairs.

FAQ #5 - All tickets are good for any session but you must reserved seats for a specific date in advance. We are unable to take walk-ins. Tickets remain valid until the expiration date on your voucher.

FAQ #6 - Unfortunately it does not help to ask to get in on a full session ... We only have 20 chairs.

FAQ #7 - All tickets are good for any session. Tickets remain valid until the expiration date on your voucher.

FAQ #8 - All of our seminars are indoors except for the Cigar pairing Seminars. This is the perfect activity for rainy/hot/cold day events. We do cancel for heavy snow and we cancel cigar pairing seminars for any inclement weather. If there is a weather issue happening in the region, please check the top of this page in the morning before you head out.

FAQ #9 - All sessions require a minimum of 8 participants in order for us to bring in experts. We send emails to participants the day prior if a session must be cancelled for low attendance. Invite friends!

FAQ #10 - Can't think of a more fun thing to do when you come out for a weekend getaway! If you are looking for a place to stay when you come out, click here on our Friends Page to make your plans.

FAQ #11 - Little Washington Winery is exactly 60 miles from the west side of the Washington DC beltway. Wine Loves Chocolate Tasting Room is 58 miles from DC.

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