August 2021 Events

This Month in Wine

Every Wednesday - One Wine, One Dish with Julia Coney; Each week Julia highlights a new food and wine pairing, discussing a single wine and how it can enhance a specific dish. Check out what she's got coming up!

Friday, August 6, 2021 - Sparkling Wines; Julia, our resident Champagne evangelist, will be exploring sparkling wines and making the case that bubbly is for all occasions, not just special ones.

Friday, August 13, 2021 - Wines of Portugal; Once essentially unavailable in the United States, the unfortified wines of Portugal have stepped out of the long shadow of Port over the past several years and have been getting some well-deserved attention.

Friday, August 20, 2021 - Chenin on 'Em!; All of us at Wardman have a soft spot for Chenin Blanc, so we're excited to share some of our favorite Chenin-based wines with you!

Friday, August 27, 2021 - New Arrivals and Staff Picks; As we get ready for Labor Day Weekend and the arrival of Fall, we'll be showcasing a bunch of new arrivals as well as some seasonal staff picks!

This Month in Beer

Every Tuesday - New Arrivals; Join The Beer Geeks every week to learn more about their favorite new arrivals.

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - Transition Beers!; Eric and Mark reminisce and talk about some beers that pulled them away from drinking Natty Daddys and Coors. In the process, they'll explore as many different beer styles as they can.

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - Port City Brewing Company; they'll be talking with some of the folks from Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria, one of our favorites, and at 10 years old, the oldest operating brewery in Metropolitan DC.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - Eric Reclaims the Beer Section; Our previously scheduled blind tasting of sour beer has been postponed, because Mark is taking some much-deserved time off, and you don't want to watch Eric do that lineup by himself anymore than he wants to do it solo. Instead, Eric has come up with a list of things that are seasonally appropriate, well made, and highly delicious.

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - City State Brewing; This week, the Beer Geeks are tentatively scheduled to chat with the folks from City State Brewing, one of the newest breweries in town. They're located just down the street from us, and we're excited to have them in the neighborhood. We're still waiting to confirm some of the details for this one though, so stay tuned!