Last-Minute Plans: Holiday Wine Pairing Class Tonight at Vinoteca

Still stumped on what to serve? Have a little vino while you learn tonight at this 11th Street wine bar.

In the Last Minute Plans series, we let you know about surprising openings at soon-to-occur events.

Vinoteca owner Paul Carlson says classes at his 11th Street wine bar tend to sell out in advance, but a weekend cancellation has left him with a few open spaces at tonight’s holiday wine pairing class.

The lesson is the last in Vinoteca’s latest series (a new set of classes will begin in December or early 2012). The two-hour tutorial starts at 7 PM and costs $35; that buys you five wine tastings with food pairings, plus a $5 gift card.

Teaching will be local distributor Scott Peters, who will pour a port, a California Chardonnay, an Alsatian Gewürztraminer, a Pouilly-Fuissé, and a Prosecco.

Call Vinoteca (202-332-9463) to reserve.