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Clifton Wine Shop and Tasting Room in Clifton, VA

Clifton Wine Shop & Tasting RoomIf you happen to be in the area of Clifton, Virginia and you are a wine fan, like myself, then you need to check out the Clifton Wine Shop and Tasting Room.  Conveniently located in the center of historic Clifton, you are only minutes from 66 and only about 45 minutes from downtown Washington, DC.

Lucinda Lawson, owner of Clifton Wine Shop and Tasting Room, is also teaching wine classes for those eager to learn about new and familiar wines.  From 7:30-9:00 P.M. On Tuesdays,  starting January 22nd, 2013 you can educate yourself on the amazing wine selection.  As a former educator,and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, Lucinda Lawson surely understands education.  It is the learning component in conjunction with the social atmospheres that will make these weekly lasses so unique. The classes will cost $25 per class, per person, and you are welcome to take as many or as few as you would like.

Location:  7145-C Main St. Clifton, VA 20124
Contact #:  (703)-266-1607
Follow On Twitter:  @CliftonWineShop

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Check out the Wine Classes schedule below:

January 22, 2013

Bordeaux France provides a wonderful background to learn about both RED and WHITE wines and the grapes used to make these wonderful BLENDS. We will learn about the 5 allowed RED grapes and the 2 allowed WHITE grapes from this important region. We will SMELL, TASTE, and LEARN about Cabernet Sauvignon.

January 29, 2013

Continuing with the Bordeaux Region, we will SMELL, TASTE, and LEARN about Merlot. We will talk about the differences between RIGHT BANK and LEFT BANK Bordeaux wines. We will learn how to UNDERSTAND those confusing FRENCH LABELS. We will learn how to UNDERSTAND wine lists that often leave us confused and disappointed with our selections.

February 5, 2013 

Did you know MALBEC is an allowed Bordeaux grape? Learn the story of Malbec. SMELL and TASTE this grape as a pure varietal and learn how it complements Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux Blends.

February 12, 2013

CABERNET FRANC is an often overlooked grape. Significant in Virginia, but with roots in Bordeaux, SMELL, TASTE, and LEARN about Cabernet Franc. Learn the relationship between Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. We will also learn about Petite Verdot, the last allowed red grape in Bordeaux.

February 19, 2013

Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux? Learn all about Sauvignon Blanc, one of 2 allowed WHITE grapes in the Bordeaux Region. Yes, Sauvignon Blanc is not just from NEW ZEALAND. SMELL and TASTE Sauvignon Blanc.

February 26, 2013

Semillon, the other allowed WHITE grape in the Bordeaux Region, is little known in the US. Together, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc produce White Bordeaux. You will SMELL, TASTE, and LEARN aboutSemillon. I just love saying it!!!!!

For more information, please visit their official website here – http://www.cliftonwineshop.net/

Signed, Rick Jeffries

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