The Wine Club - Syrah, Shiraz -A Rose by any other Name....

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Time: 07:00pm - 08:30pm

Type: Class

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Once a month, promptly at 7:00 pm, we get together to examine an element of the wide world of wine. We sample 6 or 7 wines with the knowledgeable help of a winemaker, an importer, a distributor or one of our staff.

Kate prepares some culinary delights that match well with the wines we're trying or come from the region at hand. It's a relaxed evening with plenty of opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and develop new friends and broader palates.

The fee offsets the cost of the class and ranges from $25 to $50 per person, $40 to $75 per couple. We limit the attendance so that we can properly handle the event. Classes usually fill about a week before the event.


Call us at 703-668-WINE(9463) to reserve your seat!!

Tuesday, 16 January, 7:00 PM
$25/person $40/couple

Syrah, Shiraz - "By any other name would taste as sweet"

A grape that in the past few years has been less popular than five years ago, but continues to have a prominent place in the panopoly of great varietals - whether from it's birthplace in the Rhone Valley, the fields of the Rhone Rangers in Central California or the ripest editions in Australia, Down Under.

Syrah is responsible for some of the darkest full-bodied red wines in the world. It has dark fruit flavors from sweet blueberry to savory black olive. When you taste Syrah you’ll be greeted with a punch of flavor that tapers off and then has a spicy peppery note in the aftertaste. Because of its front-loaded style, Syrah is often blended with grapes that add more mid-palate, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, to help make the wine taste more complete. Traditionally in France, Syrah is blended with light-bodied Grenache and even richer Mourvedre to create the classic Côtes du Rhône blend.

We'll sample wines from around the globe to understand the complexity and adaptability of a particularly hardy grape that should always have a place in your wine cabinet!!

Join us, a few seats remain!!

Coming up this Spring!!

February 20 - Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, A Love Story!!
March 20 - Cabernet Sauvignon - The Elephant in the room.
April 17 - How To Spend your Tax Refund
May 15 - This Year's Vintage of Rose'
June 19 - Summer Sippers!!

Call  to reserve your seats today!!


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