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France vs. the World Wine Tasting

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Editorial Review

Like those "Prince vs. ____" dance parties, we're suckers for "country vs. country" wine tastings. They're usually good chances to put aside preconceived notions about what you've had before and discover new grapes and flavors that you might otherwise pass up. More importantly, you can compare and contrast and learn, which is what wine tasting is really all about. Tonight at Veritas, it's "France vs. the World," which is something of a warhorse but always an entertaining topic. Six wines are on the menu, paired with cheese and a discussion of the laws governing producers in Bordeaux and the Rhone valley. Tickets are $40, and the class runs from 5 to 7. Email events@veritasdc.com for more information or to reserve a space.