Upcoming Classes and Special Tastings

Ice Cider Tasting Featuring Eleanor Leger from Eden Ice Cider
May 27, 7-9PM

t’s sweet, but not too sweet, and is the perfect beverage to whet an appetite or close out a meal. Cork Market & Tasting Room is excited to host a tasting with Eleanor Leger of Eden Ice Cider products on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 7:00pm. Attendees will get to taste several Eden Ice Cider products, including several ice ciders, aperitif ciders and a sparkling hard cider.

Eden Ice Cider was the first U.S. producer of ice cider, which originated in Canada in the 1990s. Based in West Charleston, Vermont, the cider is produced at an orchard owned by husband and wife Eleanor and Albert Leger. From the 1,000 trees at the orchard, as well as from apples at a variety of orchards around the state, the Legers produce five vintages of ice cider, aperitif ciders and a sparkling hard cider.

After the fall apple harvest, the fruit is kept indoors in cold storage until the outdoor temperature drops to be consistently below freezing. They are then pressed into juice and set outdoors to freeze for 6-8 weeks. The freezing-melting cycle results in a high-flavor concentrate that is then fermented for several weeks or months. Once fermented, the resulting liquid is stabilized, filtered and bottled.

“The Eden Ice Ciders are unlike anything I’ve ever tasted,” said Cork Market owner Diane Gross. “They are like a dessert wine for individuals who find the usual dessert wines too sweet, and the products from Eden Ice Cider are truly at the top of their class.”

The cost for this class is $25. Attendance is limited to ensure the comfort of our guests. Email Events@CorkDC.com or call 202-265-2674 to reserve your space.

June 4, 7-9PM

Cork welcomes Trey Stephenson from Rosenthal Wine Merchants for our annual rosť event. Taste the best rosť wines from all over France, including one of our favorite spots - Provence! We will taste six wines and learn about the places they are from and the producers that make them. Trey will also talke about the often-confusing process for making rosť wine. The cost for this class is $40.

To reserve your spot for any of the above events, email Events@CorkDC.com or call 202-265-2674.

Free Weekend Tastings!!

Every Friday evening and Saturday afternoon our favorite distributors and winemakers join us to pour delicious wines!

Friday 6-8PM
Saturday 2-5PM


These tastings are complimentary and special discounts apply on wines purchased. Participants must be 21 and will receive special pricing on these wines at Cork Market.

Want to explore the world of wine, but canít make it to any of these tastings? New tastings and classes are listed each week! Just check back for new postings or join our mailing list to be updated about offerings!



















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