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April 17, 2012

Wine, Wit and Wisdom

Colonial Williamsburg’s popular Wine, Wit and Wisdom program continues this spring and summer at the Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England St. in Williamsburg. Executive chef Rhys Lewis and restaurant manager Stacy Keegan guide guests through a lively and entertaining examination of the wines of a particular region of the world, pairing each wine with artisan cheeses, chocolate or other delectable bites. Every class also includes a notable Virginia wine.

Tastings take place at 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month and cost $35, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (757) 229-2141 or 1-800-447-8679.

The spring and summer schedule includes:

  • May 12 – The Power of Pinot, the impact of terroir (geology, climate and geographic location) on the noble Pinot Noir;
  • June 9 – A Taste of the Vines of South America, the effect of the altitude and terroir of Chile and Argentina;
  • July 14 – From Sea to Shining Sea, a patriotic tasting of American wines;
  • Aug. 11 –White Varietals under the Late Summer Sun, comparing the flavors of white wines.

    More information about Wine, Wit and Wisdom can be found at

    Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit center for history, citizenship and democracy, encouraging audiences at home and around the world to learn from the past. Colonial Williamsburg operates a resort with more than 1,000 guest rooms in five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn – celebrating 75 years of hospitality in 2012 – four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, eight tennis courts, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

    Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

    Media Contact:
    Barbara Brown
    (757) 220-7280

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