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!

All Tickets are good for any class and any date listed below.

STEP 1

If you do not already have your tickets

CLICK HERE to buy tickets

Each session costs $40

STEP 2

After you purchase seminar tickets

RESERVE SEATS ON THE CALENDAR BELOW

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

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

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

 

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 everything 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, 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

 

APR

26-27

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Apr 26 11am

Austria Wines

Sat Apr 26 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Apr 27 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Apr 27 2:30pm

MAY

3-4

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 3 11am

Wines of Bordeaux

Sat May 3 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 4 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 4 2:30pm

MAY

10-11

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 10 11am

Cheeseology

Sat May 10 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 11 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 11 2:30pm

MAY

17-18

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 17 11am

Brooklyn Oeneology

Sat May 17 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 18 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 18 2:30pm

MAY

24-25

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 24 11am

World of Malbecs

Sat May 24 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 25 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 25 2:30pm

MAY

31-1

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 31 11am

South Africa Wines

Sat May 31 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 1 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 1 2:30pm

JUN

7-8

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jun 7 11am

VA vs the World

Sat Jun 7 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 8 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 8 2:30pm

JUN

14-15

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jun 14 11am

Northern Italy

Sat Jun 14 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 15 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 15 2:30pm

JUN

21-22

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jun 21 11am

Choco~Vino Pairing

Sat Jun 21 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 22 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 22 2:30pm

JUN

28-29

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jun 28 11am

Cheeseology

Sat Jun 28 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 29 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 29  2:30pm

JUL

5-6

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 5 11am

The Boot of Italy

Sat Jul 5 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 6 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 6 2:30 pm

JUL

12-13

 

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 13 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 13  2:30pm

JUL

19-20

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 19 11am

Wines of Bordeaux

Sat Jul 19 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 20 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 20 2:30pm

JUL

26-27

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 26 11am

Ice Wine

Sat Jul 26 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 27 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 27 2:30pm

AUG

2-3

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 2 11am

South America

Sat Aug 2 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 3 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 3 2:30pm

AUG

9-10

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 9 11am

Cheeseology

Sat Aug 9 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 10 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 10 2:30pm

AUG

16-17

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 16 11am

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

VA vs the World

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

Choco~Vino Pairing

Sat Aug 30 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 31 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 31 2:30pm

 

 

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 to get in on a full session ... We only have 24 chairs.

FAQ #5 - All tickets are good for any session. 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 24 chairs.

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

FAQ #8 - The Master Gourmet Seminar Series is all indoors ... unless you want to go outside. This is the perfect activity for rainy/hot/cold day events. We do cancel for heavy snow. 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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