What we're about

This group has been created for people who enjoy learning about wine and culture at the same time. Each quarter of the year, we host events at an embassy in Washington DC to share and learn about the culture of the hosting country. You don't have to be a member to attend those embassy events. Come and join us for cultural adventures around drinks and food.

Upcoming events (5+)

Australian Wine Tasting Soirée

The Gryphon

$65.00

Update # 1 : As usual, we have few bottles of HIGH END/TOP SHELF wine, which is sold out worldwide:) Join us for an Australian Wine Tasting night! Six different types of wines will be featured. This is a wine tasting night, where we pour six types of delicious wines for hours, we get educated on the wines by the top notch experts from the industry. On top of that, we socialize and mingle with many like minded wine lovers through out the evening. *Full cash bar will be available after the Event. Ticket price increases to $ 45 on Feb. 1st, to $ 55 on Feb. 22nd and to $ 65 on Feb. 29th, 2016. Please get your early bird ticket before then. Payment Instructions : 1. You should login from a PC to see the 'Pay Now' button, after RSVPing. Then hit the button. 2. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for. 3. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card". 4. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal. Refund & Ticket Resell All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to those who RSVPed 'YES' advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time. However, you can sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Please, feel free to post in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer a "message" through their Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. You must let us know two hours before the RSVP close time, on the day of the event. METRO & PARKING INFO : The Gryphon is half a block from DuPont Circle Metro Station. Please take 'DuPont South' Exit. Check it on http://www.wmata.com/ and plan accordingly. Street parking might be difficult. However, if you plan to drive, there are parking garages around.

Australian Wine Tasting Soirée

1629 K St NW

$65.00

Update # 1 : As usual, we have few bottles of HIGH END/TOP SHELF wine, which is sold out worldwide:) Join us for an Australian Wine Tasting night! Six different types of wines will be featured. This is a wine tasting night, where we pour six types of delicious wines for hours, we get educated on the wines by the top notch experts from the industry. On top of that, we socialize and mingle with many like minded wine lovers through out the evening. *Full cash bar will be available after the Event. Ticket price increases to $ 45 on Feb. 1st, to $ 55 on Feb. 22nd and to $ 65 on Feb. 29th, 2016. Please get your early bird ticket before then. Payment Instructions : 1. You should login from a PC to see the 'Pay Now' button, after RSVPing. Then hit the button. 2. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for. 3. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card". 4. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal. Refund & Ticket Resell All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to those who RSVPed 'YES' advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time. However, you can sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Please, feel free to post in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer a "message" through their Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. You must let us know two hours before the RSVP close time, on the day of the event. METRO & PARKING INFO : The Gryphon is half a block from DuPont Circle Metro Station. Please take 'DuPont South' Exit. Check it on http://www.wmata.com/ and plan accordingly. Street parking might be difficult. However, if you plan to drive, there are parking garages around.

Summer Reception At The Embassy of France

Embassy of France (La Maison Francaise)

$45.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-reception-at-the-embassy-of-france-tickets-52038222725). RSVPing ONLY on the Meetup page, doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ABOUT THE EVENT How about traveling to France without airport hustle, jet lag,...etc? This event is a showcase of France and French culture. This is NOT a wine tasting event as such. However, it is all-you-can-drink French Wines Event (few selected French wines though). - We will meet and socialize with French professionals, business people and diplomates at the Event - Buffet Campagnard (Typical french style finger food buffet) prepared by Chef Mark Courseille of Le Café Descartes of the Embassy will be served. The buffet is a finger food buffet. It is not considered as dinner. - We will have an Open Bar featuring French wines & drinks. - The Event is a Stand Up Reception. However, if you need to be seated for medical reasons or if you need a handicap access, please let us know 24 hours before the Event, so that we can arrange. - The Event is not a dancing event. - Event is 21+. We organized this event, in collaboration with the Embassy and The French-American Chamber of Commerce (We are proudly a member). Dress Code : Reception/Cocktail Attire Payment Instructions : 1. You should login from a PC to see the 'Pay Now' button, after RSVPing. Then hit the button. 2. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for. 3. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card". 4. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal. https://s.evbuc.com/https_proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos3.meetupstatic.com%2Fphotos%2Fevent%2Fb%2F0%2F4%2F6%2F600_434805126.jpeg&sig=ADR2i7_mmCkN88hR5N7W7ZISrlVOxTAnQg Parking & Metro Info : Parking on the Embassy's premises is not allowed. However, street parking is free. There is no metro station close by. Hence, we highly recommend a shared ride. https://s.evbuc.com/https_proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos3.meetupstatic.com%2Fphotos%2Fevent%2Fb%2F0%2Fe%2F0%2F600_434805280.jpeg&sig=ADR2i7_QWfkfoPx2aAJzQuJTcKYhOoBjTQ Refund & Ticket Resell Policy All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to those who purchased tickets advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time. However, you can sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Please, feel free to post in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer a message letting us know the full name and contact details of the person taking your spot. You must let us know two hours before the RSVP close time, on the day of the event.

French 'Côtes du Rhône' Wine Tasting Soirée

Needs a location

$65.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from Eventbrite link. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/french-cotes-du-rhone-wine-tasting-soiree-tickets-28895281565). If you paid on Eventbrite, you are all set. You don't need to RSVP on Meetup. If you paid on Meetup the vise versa as well. ABOUT THE EVENT Join us for a French 'Côtes du Rhône' Wine Tasting night! Six different types of wines will be featured. This is a wine tasting night, where we pour six types of delicious wines for hours, we get educated on the wines by the top notch experts from the industry. On top of that, we socialize and mingle with many like minded wine lovers through out the evening. Ticket price : $ 35 - Until Nov. 11th, 2016 $ 45 - Between Nov. 11th and Nov. 29th, 2016 $ 55 - Between Nov. 29th and Dec. 2nd, 2016 $ 65 - Between Dec. 2nd and Dec. 6th, 2016 $ 75 - Between Dec. 6th and Dec. 7th, 2016 Please grab your discounted ticket at your earliest convenience. https://s.evbuc.com/https_proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos1.meetupstatic.com%2Fphotos%2Fevent%2F7%2Fa%2F6%2F3%2Fevent_431371331.jpeg&sig=ADR2i79_3Km0wUx8b9W0Gt6PipK8jdAGJA Payment Instructions : 1. You should login from a PC to see the 'Pay Now' button, after RSVPing. Then hit the button. 2. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for. 3. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card". 4. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal. https://s.evbuc.com/https_proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos1.meetupstatic.com%2Fphotos%2Fevent%2F3%2Fe%2F2%2Fc%2F600_436575916.jpeg&sig=ADR2i7_Y7USsVf4R3L79vFhNld9IHczmrQ Refund & Ticket Resell All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to those who RSVPed 'YES' advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time. However, you can sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Please, feel free to post in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer a "message" through their Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. You must let us know two hours before the RSVP close time, on the day of the event. https://s.evbuc.com/https_proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos3.meetupstatic.com%2Fphotos%2Fevent%2F3%2Fe%2F4%2F8%2F600_436575944.jpeg&sig=ADR2i79msxm3teaeFoHCjuFqgQrFPpjNJA METRO & PARKING INFO : Closest Metro Station are : 1. Farragut North (Please take the L Street Exit) 2. Farragut West (Please take the 18th Street Exit) 3. Dupont Circle (Please take the 'Dupont South' Exit) Street parking might be difficult. However, if you plan to drive, there is a PMI parking garage on 1820 L St. NW, for $ 6 after 5 pm. https://s.evbuc.com/https_proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos3.meetupstatic.com%2Fphotos%2Fevent%2F3%2Fe%2F8%2Fb%2F600_436576011.jpeg&sig=ADR2i7_E8WlTKUfYakWhkiLB1ATZZUL9gg

Past events (95)

Spanish Embassy Black Tie Gala

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain

$90.00

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