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Best of Washington - Washingtonian July 2011
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GiraMondo Wine is honored to be featured in the July issue of Washingtonian Magazine's Best of Washington section for our series on Embassy Tastings. 

Our next embassy event will probably be a boutique wineries of Chile class and tasting.

In the meantime, we just added a Cult Winemaker's tasting and dinner on July 19 at Petits Plats (see below) 


 - Tastefully yours!

Last Week Wine Contest  - Prize is a ticket to the upcoming Spanish Wine Dinner
The winner of the ticket to the upcoming Spanish Wine Dinner is Rebecca Hart of Bethesda, MD. She was one of 20 contestants who provided a correct answer to our contest. Rebecca , please contact us to arrange for delivery.
The question was: What is the name of the northern Rhone Valley chateau which also bears an appellation name?
Answer was: Chateau Grillet
This Week's Contest  - Prize is a ticket to the upcoming Spanish Wine Dinner
Question:  What is the name of chateau that recently sold for 200 million euros 
Please email your answer to infos@giramondowine.com

This Email is sponsored by Chateau Mukhrani, soon available in the DC Area




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July 19: Icon Wines and Cult Winemakers


cult wine 
July 19 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm ($129pp) 

Event limited to 12 participants



Come discover some of the best icon wines from cult wine makers. We will serve wines from Helen Turley, Paul Hobbs, Kosta Brown and the like.  

In this new format, dinner is included (one cheese plate per person + grass-fed beef steak and french fries).

Detailed wine selection will be provided the week of July 10. This event will sell out quickly. Early ticket purchase is highly encouraged.


For more information, click here 


July 21: Spanish Wine Class, Dinner and Tasting


spainJuly 21, 2011 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm ($69)

Event limited to 40 participants



Please come and join us for a special evening dedicated to Spain. The Spanish Wine Class, Tasting and dinner will take place on July 21, 2011 at Divino Lounge in Bethesda.



At 7:00pm, Laurent Guinand - the president of GiraMondo Wine - will make a presentation on the wines of Spain. Laurent draws on his long experience as a wine educator as well as personal interest for Spanish wines


Following the class is a 5-course dinner with wine tasting. Menu is the following:


  • Plate of tapas
  • Baby octopus with olive oil and paprika
  • Seafood Paella
  • Baked Suckling Pig in Sherry Sauce
  • Flan


These dishes will be paired with 6 different Spanish wines from Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rueda and other wine regions of Spain



This event is limited to 40 participants. 


This event will sell out quickly. Early ticket purchase is highly encouraged.


For more information, click here 




Are you a wine aficionado who is thinking about making a career change in the wine industry: take a half day off and attend this unique executive seminar.

In this seminar, we will discuss and learn about the most important business trends in the wine industry as well as how you can take advantage of them:

  • Understanding the business of wine:
    • General trends of the wine business
    • Economics of the Wine Industry (where is the money, what is the value chain)
    • Characteristics and trends of wine consumption in the united states
    • Wine marketing 101 plus advanced concepts (illustrated by concrete business cases)
    • Online social media in the wine world (blogging, vlogging, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Online Professional Wine Networks)
  • Becoming a wine entrepreneur
    • Starting a winery / virtual winery / urban winery
    • Becoming a wine importer / distributor / Broker
    • Opening / Acquiring a wine bar
    • Opening / Acquiring a wine shop
    • Other wine business opportunities (tourism, events, accessories, etc...)

This seminar utilizes business cases from Harvard Business School and materials from other graduate school specializing in the wine industry as well as a number of articles from trade publications. It is an interactive seminar with no prerequisite.


For more information, please visit Wine Entrepreneur University



  • August: Wine Class for Beginners
  • September: Boutique wines of Chile at the Embassy of Chile
We are excited to report that GiraMondo Wine has been featured in: