4 Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting Events

Posted by / Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

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Forget dry turkey and irritating family members this Thanksgiving. Take (some of) the headache out the holiday and get to these 4 Thanksgiving-themed tasting events to help you decide what to pair with your Thanksgiving feast.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6p.m.-8p.m.
The Wine House 
*TONIGHT* is the Flight of the Turkeys. $20 gets you a flight of four wines that will pair well with your Thanksgiving dinner. Selections include a pinot noir, a syrah and a few others. The presentation is by Evelyn of International Cellars.
The Wine House: 3950 University Drive, Suite 212, Fairfax; 703-352-2211.

 Saturday, Nov. 17, noon-8p.m.
Ashburn Wine Shop
For a whopping zero dollars, spend your Saturday tasting a gamut of beers and wines paired with fried turkey…then take home what you like. 
Ashburn Wine Shop: 44050 Ashburn Shopping Plaza #159, Ashburn; 703-723-7575.

 Saturday, Nov. 17, 1p.m.-5p.m. (noon entry for club members)
The Wine House
Taste testing is the best method for quality control. 25 wines will be available for tasting and pairing with turkey and side dishes. Distributors will be on site to provide suggestions. The cost is $15 at the door and is fully refundable with the purchase of one case. 
The Wine House: 3950 University Drive, Suite 212, Fairfax; 703-352-2211.

 Wednesday, Nov. 21, 10a.m.-noon
Catoctin Creek Distillery
 Bottling day has arrived. CCD is seeking volunteers to help with the process. Be a part of “whiskey history” by learning the bottling process-bottle, cap, seal and label. Lunch is included for those who attend. Volunteers are limited to the first 20 who sign up. 
Catoctin Creek Distillery: 37251C East Richardson Lane, Purcellville; 540-751-8404.

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