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Old-World vs. New-World Wines

Summer Wine Adventures: A Top Sommelier’s Guide

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1L0471
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$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 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.

The long and sometimes not-so-friendly competition between Old World and New World wine regions has produced some notable challengers and amazing tales. The New World is traditionally seen as the underdog in this faceoff, continually forced to prove the worth of its wines against the longstanding reigning champions of viticulture. Segelbaum leads a blind tasting of pairs of wines produced from the same grape or grapes from each of the winemaking worlds. Which wine region will reign supreme in this best-of-three test? Vote for your favorites and help crown the queens and kings of winemaking.

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, July 22 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • 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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