Cement vs. Oak Aging

Join Red, White and Bleu and Certified Sommelier, Christianna Sargent, in an educational tasting focusing on the healthiness of wine, food, fun, and camaraderie.

"In vino sanitas ( In wine there is health) Historia Naturalis, Pliny the Elder 23-79 AD

Tuesday, November 4th 6:30-8:00pm
$25 plus tax and gratuity, 10% discount on wines purchased or ordered that night

Out with the new in with the old. Winemakers today are reverting from new age technology to age old techniques practiced from decades ago in order to produce wines more clean and purer in flavor. Is this true or part of the health craze overcoming our nation?

Does wine production in cement tank make for a more pure, flavorful, all around more natural, wholistic wine?

Imbibe and compare six wines from iconic winemakers who differ in philosophies over oak aging versus cement tank fermentation

Discover the benefits these techniques impart on your health and overall wine flavor

Learn how age old practices of wine production in cement vessels are now being applied again today

Experience the science behind flavor profiles from oak aging versus cement aging

Pair the wines with cheese and charcuterie

And most importantly, if you don't care about all of these details, just comes and enjoy good vino

"A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world"--Loius Pasteur


Red, White & Bleu Wine Shop launches a power hour of monthly wine tastings in collaboration with sommelier Christianna Sargent, formerly of Kimpton Hotels and Wolfgang Puck's The Source. SAVE-Hour, a casual hour of exploring wines and your palate, kicks off Monday, February 4th at 7:30 pm in Red, White & Bleu's downtown Falls Church tasting room, accessible by the East Falls Church Metro. Every first Monday of the month, wine lovers of all levels can convene to swirl, sniff, sip, save and socialize while sommelier Christianna guides them through an educational and themed tasting for only $10 per person. Your admission fee can be applied towards a purchase of any two featured bottles of that night. The first tasting will be a tribute to the infamous Valentine's day wine & dining trends. Sink your teeth into wines that pair perfectly with filet mignon and dark chocolate--the most used ingredients on Valentine's Day--and learn the science behind why these wines pair well.

Visit for more details on wine selections featured February 4th. Contact Red, White & Bleu at 703.533.9463 to book a reservation.

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Aperitivo with Barboursville Brut nv
Bietole, feta e noci tostate
Roasted Baby Beets & House Made Feta Cheese
Baby Arugula, Toasted Walnuts, Garden Fresh Oregano
& Champagne Vinaigrette

Barboursville Vineyards Vintage Rosé 2010
Risotto con gamberi di fiume e finocchi
Risotto with Roasted Fennel
Crayfish Tails,Sliced Almonds & Fennel Fronds
Barboursville Vineyards Vermentino Reserve 2011

Filetto di cernia al limone
Pan Roasted Grouper
Sautéed Rock Shrimp, Roasted Cauliflower
Capers & Lemon Brown Butter Sauce
Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve 2011
Petto d’anatra arrosto
Dry Aged & Seared Duck Breast
Tuscan White Beans, Fresh Tomatoes & Wilted Arugula
& Crispy Parsnips
Barboursville Vineyards Nebbiolo Reserve 2008
Bistecca di manzo alla griglia
Grilled Piemontese Beef Chuck Tender
Braised Collard Greens, Smoked Potato Pyramids
& Pot Liquor Jus

Barboursville Vineyards Merlot Reserve 2008

Buon Appetito 

Tale of Two Grapes:
Malbec & Côt 
Experience the meaning of terroir with the Malbec grape grown in two different hemispheres, one in France, the other in Argentina.

Tuesday, May 15th 7:30pm

Make your reservation now: 703-533-9463

$50 Per Person.Limited Seating.
RSVP Required.

Wine School for Wine Lovers Coming this April at Red, White & Bleu

Monday, January 30th: Dr. Vino's A Year in Wine Book Club Round 2

 Sunday, January 15th: Cheese Boot Camp Part Deux: Winter Hearth Cheeses

Sunday, November 13th: A Tour of Sicily


Evolution of Hops

A Look Into Oak: determine how to differentiate between oak types and oaked and unoaked wines

Le Nez du Vin: Rhone Varieties

A Trip to Terroir

Cheese Boot Camp Summer Series: Cheese 101 Seven Styles of Cheese May 22nd 2011

Le Nez du Vin: Spring Series, April 21st 2011

 March Madness Cupcake Face-Off Sunday, March 27th 2011

Liquid Love/Chocolate Devour This Valentine's! February 13th 2011

Red White Bleu Book Club: Starting February 2011