1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036

GiraMondo Wine Adventures invites you to the Second Annual Summer Champagne and Other Bubbles Festival July 22, 2009, at the French Embassy! The festival is complete with tastings of15+ champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world, classes to introduce you to the uniqueness of sparkling wines, buffet style appetizers, and more!

Don’t know the difference between Spumante and Prosecco, Cava and Champagne? Want to know the specificities of brut versus demi-sec, or blanc de noirs versus blanc de blancs? Then be one of the first to purchase tickets and early birds can reserve a spot in a 45 minute class taught by leading wine expert Laurent Guinand and champagne master Claude Thibault, with tastings of special wines only available in the seminar!

During the festival, taste champagne, other brut sparkling wines, rosé and sweet sparklers, and sparkling red at our wine stations while meeting fellow bubbly amateurs. It is a perfect evening to beat the summer heat, learn about and enjoy great sparkling wines, eat delicious food, and enjoy good company at the French Embassy.

The Summer Champagne and Other Bubbles Festival will take place from 7 pm to 9:00pm. During the festival, two champagne classes will take place but seats are limited. For those who sign up first, you can choose to attend, for the same price, the festival only or attend the festival + a champagne class:

  • Class 1: 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm: Champagne and Other bubble class with Laurent Guinand

  • Class 2: 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm: Champagne and Other Bubbles class with Claude Thibaut

Festival Menu:

  • Pasta Station (Penne pasta with alfredo or marinara sauce)

  • Tea Sandwiches (smoke salmon & chives, cucumber & dill mayonnaise, brie and tomato, ham & butter, duck liver pate, watercress with cream cheese)

  • Chocolate fondue with fresh fruits

  • Mignardises (assortment of miniature French pastries)

For more information and ticket purchase, please visit GiraMondo Wine Adventures website.

Location: Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20007 – Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line) Hours: 7pm-9pm

Official Website: http://www.giramondowine.com/events

Added by giramondo on June 9, 2009

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