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Fizz Pizazz

Sparkling wines in the Commonwealth range across grapes, production methods, and styles. Over 40 producers in the state offer bubblies and we’ll explore an exceptional flight as diverse as Virginia’s wine industry. Champagne is the King of Sparkling, but the likes of Cava, Sekt, and Prosecco have indeed welcomed a local cousin to the royal family of fizz. Join dynamic sommelier Jason Tesauro for a discovery of sterling Virginia bubbles. Fee includes complimentary wine glass and wine samples. Each wine is accompanied by an expertly paired small plate.

Confirmed Featured Wines:

-Veritas Vineyard & Winery Scintilla
-King Family Vineyards Sparkling Rosé
-Early Mountain Vineyards Pet Nat
-Rosemont Vineyards Sparkling Extra Brut Rosé
-Greenhill Vineyards Blanc de Blanc

Participants 21 and older only. All programs are subject to change.

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Register Member $67

Register Non-Member $81

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jason Tesauro Vine to Glass Rethink your Pink!About the Instructor

Jason Tesauro joined Barboursville Vineyards as National Brand Director in 2002. By day, Jason is a writer/photojournalist with three books, four cameras, and five children. Author of The MODERN GENTLEMAN book series, he’s a three-time national award-winning culture and lifestyle journalist for Esquire, Decanter, Travel+Leisure, The New York Times, and others. By night, Tesauro is an internationally-accomplished sommelier who has served as an ambassador for Virginia Wine since falling in love with a 1998 Sangiovese Reserve. He lives in the Church Hill neighborhood where he’s constantly tinkering with cocktail recipes and restocking the Crisp Whites section of his cellar.