I received an email today from DC Coast / Ceiba / TenPenh about a component wine class they'll be hosting at DC Coast on Dec. 4 from 1 to 3pm. Led by Scott Clime, their wine and beverage director, you'll be exploring 9 different wines, from nine different wineries (All 9 are on the wine lists at all three restaurants). According to an "inside source" of mine, they are possibly expecting the winemakers from Westrey and Matello to make guest appearances, but you did not hear that from me ;). Seriously though, I had no idea who Westrey or Matello were until I looked them up in the internet. In a component tasting, you'll learn why certain components of food such as salt, lime wedges, cheese, chocolate, etc. match with certain types of wine. It sounds pretty interesting to me. I could definitely use some more knowledge about what wines go with certain types of food. I mean, I am basically ordering blind from the wine list today when I'm at a restaurant. At $80 a person though (ouch), it's kind of steep. For more information and reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 393-1510.
On another note, here is a photo of my dog (aptly named Ceiba).