Cork & Fork Wine Stores and Classes: 

Logan Circle, Washington, DC; Gainesville, VA; & Bethesda, MD

APRIL 2017           MAY 2017       JUNE 2017          JULY 2017         AUGUST 2017          SEPTEMBER 2017          OCTOBER 2017          
NOVEMBER 2017          DECEMBER 2017

Logan Circle Cork & Fork Events

APRIL 1st, 2017 -- Spanish Wine Tasting: Saturday
For more information and to reserve your ticket, click here: 04/01 (Logan Circle Location 3-6PM)

*standing, casual format

APRIL 2nd, 2017
Social Sundays: Tasting and Social Afternoon Fun!
Purchase your ticket here: 04/02 (Logan Circle Location 5-7PM)

Every Sunday is a great opportunity for a great event!! During these Sunday tastings, we provide light snacks, unlimited wines for sampling in a comfortable and safe environment! There is a new theme every Sunday and a socially engaging, informative speaker to learn from! 4-8 wines served. These events are aimed to host a select gathering of like-minded wine and food lovers who are eager to share wine, stories, laughter, and friendship. Also a great venue and event to rendez-vous with your friends before a dinner date and pick up a bottle of something delicious to go with your meal! Please consider joining us as you unwind from your busy weekend and prepare for your even busier week ahead!  *standing, casual format

APRIL 5th, 2017: Wednesday
Small-Producer Wine Tasting with Select Cheese Pairings
Purchase your ticket here: 04/05 (Logan Circle Location 6-7PM)

Discover a whole new world of wine from a regionally themed tasting. You’ll taste through a flight of wines that go beyond the basic labels and explore some of the world’s most reputable wine producing sub-regions, selections from both cool and hot climate regions, vineyards with elevation, and thrilling grape combinations. You will receive one sample pour for each of the wines presented. Wines will be paired with a pre-selected assortment of cheeses, grapes, bread, and chocolate. What you can expect: Six tasting sample pour of wines from different regions; Palate-cleansing bread and cheese; One hour of casual instruction—including Q&A time—with a Cork & Fork wine instructor; Tasting is at your own pace; Casual, standing format. What you can learn: The historical background of the region; How the wines express their sense of place; The different grapes and styles from the main wine producing regions; The flavor profiles of various wine styles; What to look for when shopping for wine. Note: *interaction with the speaker is at your own pace, standing, casual format

APRIL 5th, 2017: Wednesday
Specialty Bulgarian Wine Tasting and Master Class
Purchase your ticket here: 04/05 (Logan Circle Location 7:30-9PM)

Bulgaria is the most successful producer of wines from all of Eastern European countries, having preserved the traditions inherited in viticulture since the time of the Thracians. The climate in the country is temperate with warm summers and relatively cool winters. The soils are varied and extremely favorable for the development of the vine, the good ripening of the grapes and the production of high quality red and white wines. Bulgaria is typically divided in two main wine regions – the Danube Plain and the Thracian Valley. However, more recently the wine industry tends to divide it into five main wine regions where a huge variety of grapes are grown to create a wealth of different types of wines– Danube Plain, Thracian Valley, Black Sea Region, Struma Valley and Rose Valley. Presentation by Sommelier, Marin Atanasov. *seated, educational format

APRIL 6th, 2017: Thursday
The Four Corners of Italy: Piemonte, Veneto, Puglia, Calabria with Keith Murphy, CSW
Purchase your ticket here: 04/06 (Logan Circle Location 7:30-9PM)

This presentation is made by Keith Murphy of LLS wines. For over 35 years, Leonardo LoCascio Selections has represented Italian Wines of impeccable quality, character and value. Each wine in the collection tells a unique story about the family and region that produced it. A taste through the portfolio is a journey across Italy’s rich spectrum of geography, history, and culture. Whether a crisp Pinot Bianco from the Dolomites or a rich Aglianico from Campania, the wines of Leonardo LoCascio Selections will transport you to Italy’s outstanding regions. The focus of this tasting is on the wines of Italy, a broad and delicious introduction of the great wines of this magnificent wine producing region. *seated, educational format

APRIL 7th, 2017 -- Argentine Wine Tasting: Friday 
For more information and to reserve your ticket, click here: 04/07 (Logan Circle Location 5-8PM)

​*standing, casual format

APRIL 8th, 2017: Saturday
UCI Paris - Roubaix: Wine Tasting
Reserve tickets here: 04/08 (Logan Location 3-6PM)

The highly regarded Paris - Roubaix is the third monument of the season. It is a one day, pro cycling race event that has been around since 1896, making it one of the oldest “classic” cycling races to take place in the world. This race is famous for the complete unpredictability of the race, made so by the 27 sections of cobbled sections of the race, rated from relatively difficult to extremely difficult for cyclists to navigate -- making superier bike handling skills an absolute must-have skill set. The race begins in northern France and finishes on the Belgian frontier. In honor of this race we will host a celebratory wine tasting featuring Champagne from Champagne, France, as well as other sparkling wines from around France, styles including Cremant de Loire, of the Loire Valley in the north-west of France; Cremant d'Alsace, of the Alsacian region of France, far north-east; Cremant de Bourgogne, of the Burgundy region of France, east of the country; and Bugey-Cerdon, of Bugey, eastern section of France, not as far in from the border as Burgundy. Join us for a glass, or two, of sparkling wine that will be sure to be a crowd pleaser for all! 
To find out more about this cycling event, visit the Paris - Roubaix website here! For more on the details of this event, click here! *standing, casual format

APRIL 9th, 2017
Social Sundays: Tasting and Social Afternoon Fun!
Purchase your ticket here: 04/09 (Logan Circle Location 5-7PM)

Every Sunday is a great opportunity for a great event!! During these Sunday tastings, we provide light snacks, unlimited wines for sampling in a comfortable and safe environment! There is a new theme every Sunday and a socially engaging, informative speaker to learn from! 4-8 wines served. These events are aimed to host a select gathering of like-minded wine and food lovers who are eager to share wine, stories, laughter, and friendship. Also a great venue and event to rendez-vous with your friends before a dinner date and pick up a bottle of something delicious to go with your meal! Please consider joining us as you unwind from your busy weekend and prepare for your even busier week ahead!  *standing, casual format

APRIL 12th, 2017: Wednesday
Small-Producer Wine Tasting with Select Cheese Pairings
Purchase your ticket here: 04/12 (Logan Circle Location 6-7PM)

Discover a whole new world of wine from a regionally themed tasting. You’ll taste through a flight of wines that go beyond the basic labels and explore some of the world’s most reputable wine producing sub-regions, selections from both cool and hot climate regions, vineyards with elevation, and thrilling grape combinations. You will receive one sample pour for each of the wines presented. Wines will be paired with a pre-selected assortment of cheeses, grapes, bread, and chocolate. What you can expect: Six tasting sample pour of wines from different regions; Palate-cleansing bread and cheese; One hour of casual instruction—including Q&A time—with a Cork & Fork wine instructor; Tasting is at your own pace; Casual, standing format. What you can learn: The historical background of the region; How the wines express their sense of place; The different grapes and styles from the main wine producing regions; The flavor profiles of various wine styles; What to look for when shopping for wine;. Note: *interaction with the speaker is at your own pace, standing, casual format

APRIL 12th, 19th, 26th, 2017: Wednesdays
Three Part Wine Class with Matthew Stollenmaier
Purchase your ticket here: 04/12, 04/19, 04/26 (Logan Circle Location 7:30-9PM each night)

This Wine Education Class is designed in a progressive 3-day (three consecutive Wednesday evenings) certificate program. In the first class you will learn about the most popular grape varietals and how their structure types affect wine. The difference of Old World versus New World and how weather and soil influences wine. We also break-down the science of tasting wine helping you identify favorite or not so favorite traits. In the second class building off of what you learned the week before you learn about the art and science of making wine. Wine buying; interpreting wine expert speak, storing; what ages better and serving…how all of these things directly affect what you enjoy. On the final day taking what you learned in previous classes you do comparative tastings describing the wine differences. There is a final review and exam based on what was learned in all three classes. When all is ended you have tasted some amazing wines, learned the essentials of wine from buying, tasting and most importantly enjoying.

APRIL 13th, 2017: Thursday
West Coast: Washington State Versus California
Purchase your ticket here: 04/13 (Logan Circle Location 7:30-9PM)

Here is how California and Washington wine compare on a macro level: Total tonnage in 2012: California: 4,014,000 and Washington: 188,000; Red wine grapes: California: 2,290,000 and Washington: 94,500; White wine grapes: California: 1,724,000 and Washington: 93,500; Price per ton: California: $769 and Washington: $1,040; Price per ton, red grapes: California: $879 and Washington: $1,235; Price per ton, white grapes: California: $624 and Washington: $844. Join us as we explore these two states and taste a great selection of wines from each! *seated, educational format

APRIL 14th, 2017 -- Argentine Wine Tasting: Friday 
For more information and to reserve your ticket, click here: 04/14 (Logan Circle Location 5-8PM)

​*standing, casual format

APRIL 15th, 2017 -- Argentine Wine Tasting: Saturday
For more information and to reserve your ticket, click here: 04/15 (Logan Circle Location 3-6PM)

*standing, casual format

APRIL 16th, 2017
Social Sundays: Tasting and Social Afternoon Fun!
Purchase your ticket here: 04/16 (Logan Circle Location 5-7PM)

Every Sunday is a great opportunity for a great event!! During these Sunday tastings, we provide light snacks, unlimited wines for sampling in a comfortable and safe environment! There is a new theme every Sunday and a socially engaging, informative speaker to learn from! 4-8 wines served. These events are aimed to host a select gathering of like-minded wine and food lovers who are eager to share wine, stories, laughter, and friendship. Also a great venue and event to rendez-vous with your friends before a dinner date and pick up a bottle of something delicious to go with your meal! Please consider joining us as you unwind from your busy weekend and prepare for your even busier week ahead! *standing, casual format

APRIL 19th, 2017: Wednesday
Small-Producer Wine Tasting with Select Cheese Pairings
Purchase your ticket here: 04/19 (Logan Circle Location 6-7PM)

Discover a whole new world of wine from a regionally themed tasting. You’ll taste through a flight of wines that go beyond the basic labels and explore some of the world’s most reputable wine producing sub-regions, selections from both cool and hot climate regions, vineyards with elevation, and thrilling grape combinations. You will receive one sample pour for each of the wines presented. Wines will be paired with a pre-selected assortment of cheeses, grapes, bread, and chocolate. What you can expect: Six tasting sample pour of wines from different regions; Palate-cleansing bread and cheese; One hour of casual instruction—including Q&A time—with a Cork & Fork wine instructor; Tasting is at your own pace; Casual, standing format. What you can learn: The historical background of the region; How the wines express their sense of place; The different grapes and styles from the main wine producing regions; The flavor profiles of various wine styles; What to look for when shopping for wine;. Note: *interaction with the speaker is at your own pace, standing, casual format

APRIL 20th, 2017: Thursday
Small Producer Wines for Somms: Open to Public
Purchase your ticket here: 04/20 (Logan Circle Location 6-7PM)

Some wines are made for with sommelier palates in mind. During this tasting, we will explore these wines and learn more about them. More information on this class coming soon!! Please come back and see us soon for our updates! *seated, educational format

APRIL 21st, 2017 -- Argentine Wine Tasting: Friday 
For more information and to reserve your ticket, click here: 04/21 (Logan Circle Location 5-8PM)
​*standing, casual format

APRIL 22nd, 2017 -- Argentine Wine Tasting: Saturday
For more information and to reserve your ticket, click here: 04/22 (Logan Circle Location 3-6PM)

*standing, casual format

APRIL 23rd, 2017: Sunday
Seven Steps to Understanding Wine with David Hudock
Purchase ticket here: 04/23 (Logan Circle Location 5:30-7PM)

This monthly class, held on Sunday afternoons, is an opportunity for an entry-level, hands-on wine tasting experience. We will identify the characteristics of wines tasted and review why those characteristics exist, maintaining a focus on tasting and identifying wine. The class format will follow: Blind Tasting, Review, Comparative Tasting, and Review. During the blind tasting, each student will have four wines before them, two white and two reds. We will provide brief instruction before the blind tasting, then we review the tasting sheets and identify four of the “seven steps” to tasting wine. Each of the four steps, sense, sight, smell, taste and feel, will be tied to a building block that will lead the taster to identifying the wine. We will then transition into the last three steps of the seven: region, terroir/vines and wine making and review how each of the first four steps are tied directly to one of these steps. Using the skills and knowledge they have just learned the students will then test them on two completely different wines. Students will be presented with two red wines. We will then give a quick re-cap of the seven steps; how the first four are tied to the last three and together they help make a wine what it is. For more on the details of this event, click here! *seated, educational format

APRIL 28th, 2017 -- Argentine Wine Tasting: Friday 
For more information and to reserve your ticket, click here: 04/28 (Logan Circle Location 5-8PM)
​*standing, casual format

APRIL 29th, 2017 -- Argentine Wine Tasting: Saturday
For more information and to reserve your ticket, click here: 04/29 (Logan Circle Location 3-6PM)

*standing, casual format

APRIL 30th, 2017
Social Sundays: Tasting and Social Afternoon Fun!
Purchase your ticket here: 04/30 (Logan Circle Location 5-7PM)

Every Sunday is a great opportunity for a great event!! During these Sunday tastings, we provide light snacks, unlimited wines for sampling in a comfortable and safe environment! There is a new theme every Sunday and a socially engaging, informative speaker to learn from! 4-8 wines served. These events are aimed to host a select gathering of like-minded wine and food lovers who are eager to share wine, stories, laughter, and friendship. Also a great venue and event to rendez-vous with your friends before a dinner date and pick up a bottle of something delicious to go with your meal! Please consider joining us as you unwind from your busy weekend and prepare for your even busier week ahead! *standing, casual format