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Wine Tasting: Old School v. New School…..with a special guest!
Friday, August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm$48.00
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The Classics and the Contrarians, wines from the old world and the new – the wines that are made in an old school way, and the boundary-pushing new school way.
Featuring Jill Zankowski, a DC guest Sommelier (from the New School), who will co-host with Michael (from the Old School).
Michael co-hosts a study on four wines – two with an emphasis on history, time, and benchmark winemaking techniques. The other two wines will be based on creativity, invention, and a quick exploration of “Natural Wines.”
Join us for a trip back to memory lane and a blast to the future!
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.
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