More than 280 international and domestic wineries will pour more than 1,100 wines in the Grand Cru Wine Lounge this year. Highlights include tastings, celebrity chef demonstrations and seminars featuring Leslie Sbrocco, author of the "Simple & Savvy Wine Guide" and Wine Spectator’s Gloria Maroti Frazee. One-day, two-day or Grand Cru ticket prices are $65, $85 or $150 before March 2 and $80, $100 or $180 after. Prices include tax plus a $2.50 administrative fee per ticket ordered in advance; seminars priced separately.
For tickets, call 1.800.343.1174 or visit DCWineFestival.com or Wine-Expos.com.