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Saturday, January 11th: Tasting Seminar with Aileen Sevier

There are only 389 individuals worldwide that have achieved The Master of Wine (MW) certification.

Aileen Sevier, Director of Marketing at Early Mountain Vineyards is one of four candidates in Virginia currently pursuing the MW. We invite you to join us for a Saturday afternoon seminar where we will explore with Aileen the process of becoming a MW, her favorite "light bulb" wines, blind tasting, and more.

Spaces are limited. Cost for the tasting seminar is $40 per person.

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Thursday, January 23rd: Resurrecting Merlot Wine Seminar & Dinner

After the movie Sideways came out in 2005, sales of Merlot began to plummet. This fall was also precipitated by the flood of innocuous, cheap, universal and international styled Merlot that became ubiquitous at weddings, cocktail parties and well…everywhere. The wine was not good and when Paul Giamatti’s character in the movie paned it, the sentiment was echoed en masse. Vineyards were ripped up and sales of the grape dropped.

All the while some of the worlds best wines were and continue to be made from this grape. The much maligned Merlot is deserving of resurrection and on Thursday, January 23rd F&M will contribute to the cause by featuring the most noble of grapes at a seminar tasting followed by dinner. Please join us to explore the many faces of Merlot around the world and discover why it is the grape you actually want to drink when you think of Cabernet Sauvignon. Spaces are limited. $99 per person.

Looking for a place to stay? Check out The Rooms Up There - just 2 blocks from the restaurant. Use FMWD at checkout for $50 off!

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