Skip to main content
This program will be available for sale to the general public starting on February 7, 2023.
Want to purchase your tickets before then? Become a member today, or if you are already a member, log in to purchase your tickets.

Deutschland Entkokt: Uncorking Germany’s Best

Spring Wine Adventures: A Top Sommelier’s Guide

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Friday, June 23, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1L0513
Location:
This online program is presented on Zoom.
Select your Tickets
$65
Member
$75
Non-Member
Powered by Zoom
Save when you purchase this program as a part of one of these series!

Vineyards in southern Germany

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 wine as you travel the world with sommelier Erik Segelbaum in a series of delectable wine-tasting adventures. The immersive program includes a curated personal tasting kit to enhance the experience.

Germany has some of the world's most challenging vineyards to maintain. Steep slopes, eroding hills, and climate change all collaborate to make viticulture a harrowing challenge for even the most seasoned winemaker. However, the effort is well worth it. The country’s wines are mainstays of any sommelier's toolkit for food-and-wine pairings. It’s here where Riesling finds its ancestral home and is readily consumed in all styles from bone-dry to semi-sweet. Fresh, bright, and food-friendly reds are also comfortably at home in German vineyards and on dinner tables all over the world. Segelbaum serves up a delicious exploration of the wines of Germany and their rich histories.

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.

Additional Spring Wine Adventures Programs

General Information