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The Lafite Spirit Around the World

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1L0435
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$65 - Member
$75 - Non-Member
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REGISTRATION ADVISORY: Please read through the complete program description before registeringThis program includes a wine tasting kit as part of its ticket price that must be picked up from a local Washington, DC wine bar.

Spend a fascinating Saturday evening expanding your knowledge of the world of wine as you sip along with sommelier Erik Segelbaum. This immersive program includes a curated personal tasting kit to enhance the experience.

Much has changed since Château Lafite Rothschild was named one of the best wines in the world in 1855. Since then, the "Lafite Spirit" has been applied to wineries all over the world, from within Bordeaux to as far afield as Chile, Argentina, and China.

An exciting global tasting with Segelbaum explores some of the wines made under the oversight and collaboration of Lafite's head winemaker. With similar winemaking approaches, expressions of different terroirs strongly present themselves in the glass.

Wine Tasting Kit Information

  • The cost includes a curated personal tasting kit with enough wine for one person to sample the full lineup of wines.
  • Additional participants must register individually to receive their own tasting kit, which is an essential component of the workshop.
  • Kits are available during two scheduled pick-up times the day before the program and the day of the program, 12–4 p.m., at The Eastern wine bar in the Capital Hill neighborhood (360 7th St SE; Metro: Eastern Market along the Orange, Silver and Blue Lines). 
  • Pick-ups are contactless, with all appropriate health, safety, and social distancing precautions. Due to state and federal laws, wine kits may not be shipped.
  • NOTE: Patrons will receive additional wine tasting kit pick-up information by email prior to the program.

About Erik Segelbaum

Erik Segelbaum is a Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker for 2020 and Food &  Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year. He holds the designation of Advanced Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, one of fewer than 600 specialists in the world who hold this level of certification. Segelbaum is the former corporate wine and beverage director for Starr Restaurants, a wine journalist and educator, and chief vinnovation officer of SOMLYAY hospitality and private events consultancy.

Patron Information

  • Sales will cut off for this program by Friday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
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This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.