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Bastille Day Blind Wine Tasting

Sunday, July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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1789 was an excellent day for France and a rough day for Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI……

In celebration of Bastille Day, join us for a wine tasting inspired by history, revolution, and EXCELLENT alcoholic grape juice.  An inviting and fun challenge to blind taste four wines from four classic grape-growing French regions.

We’ll start with an introduction on how to blind taste, then dive into tasting four different mystery wines. After blind tasting each wine, we will learn about where they came from, what they inspired, and the significance of each grape throughout the world moving forward.

This is a great class to enjoy wine, learn something new, then head out for dinner! Start your date night, friends dinner, or kick off your weekend solo with delicious wine and impress future guests with your newfound knowledge!

About Michael Scaffidi: Michael Scaffidi is an Advanced Sommelier who has had a long career as a Sommelier and Wine Director. He has has worked with many prestigious teams including those of The French Laundry, The Greenbier, Union Square Cafe, Jean-George. He considers his father as “the best host I know,” and credits him for teaching him hospitality.

In 2009, he helped open The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC where he created the wine and beverage program from the ground up. It was there that he curated a Madeira collection including over 50 offerings by the glass, the oldest of which dated back to the year 1720.


This class requires at least 6 participants.

If you need assistance registering, please check out these step-by-step instructionsvideo tutorial, or call (202) 549-4172 for assistance.


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Sunday, July 14
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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