As you experienced with our South African wine class, whenever we can, we bring in the experts. The Balkan Wine Project focuses on working with winemakers in the region who work indigenous grapes and traditional winemaking techniques. Aleks Krsmanovic will be our guest teacher, and he brings us amazing wines from the Balkans through BWP. Learn about Tamjanika, Morava, Prokupac, Teran, and other indigenous grapes as well as winemakers using ancient methods in modern day wineries. Join us as we taste wines from Croatia, Serboia, Macedonia, and others!
Flight Wine Bar offers a wine tasting class on the last Saturday of every month as part of a wine education series that began in January 2018. Each class includes a tasting of at least six wines, taking guests on a global journey exploring the tastes and terroir of the world’s finest wine regions. Complimentary bites are included. Kabir Amir and Swati Bose, sommeliers and owners of Flight, lead the class on an exploration of the vast world of wine, including the processes associated with making wine and the various grape varieties and regions, with additional topics incorporated each month.
We began our first class, Back to Basics, by exploring aromas, flavors profiles, learning to identify what we like and how to navigate wine lists, as well as how to buy wines to continue to learn more about them and widening our palates. Over the course of the year we focused on countries including France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Hungary and USA – and the various regions and wines found in these territories. We delved into wine styles and specific grapes to explore how any one grape can produce wines that vary greatly in flavor and style. We tasted through pinot noirs, chardonnays, and ended the year with sparkling wines and of course, Champagne!
We started 2019 by returning to France, Italy and Spain. We dove deeper into their red wines. Each of these countries produce a vast amount and variety of wine. In 2018, we scratched the surface by talking and tasting through a few of their wines. In these classes, we hoped to give you a better understanding of their main red wines and the regions that produce them. We then moved on to natural wines, explored the world of rose wines in June, and finished the summer by taking a trip through South Africa.
Class size limited to 14 people. $65 includes DC sales tax and tip.