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Pups + Pinot – BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog)

Friday, September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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Ring in the beginning of Fall with one of the season’s essential drinks—red wine! What’s better than red wine? Red wine with your pup! Join fellow dog-lover and Sommelier Michael Scaffidi in Hill Center’s East Garden for a combo wine tasting and pup meet and greet. Dogs not required but highly encouraged….aren’t they always?!

Taste four different pinot noirs from four different regions around the world.

As you taste, topics will include:

  • A short history of the wine
  • Best places for Pinot Noir to grow
  • Benchmark Pinot Noir regions
  • What makes this grape so challenging and exceptional?
  • It has been argued as the world’s best red wine grape–why?
This class will be held outdoors on our East Garden (weather permitting)

About Michael Scaffidi: Michael Scaffidi is an Advanced Sommelier who has had a long career as a Sommelier and Wine Director. He 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.

As this class is in-person, we require all attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 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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Friday, September 23
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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