The Washington Wine Academy (WWA) was founded by Jim Barker in 1999 as a 501c3 Virginia non-profit organization for the furtherance of wine education for the Washington, DC (Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia).
Our usual offerings of casual classes such as our “1-Hour” Series where you will learn about wine basics, regionally focused such as (France, Italy, Germany or Virginia) is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to take a class with us. We also offer longer classes from 90 minutes to two hours that might focus on a particular variety of grape (Pinot Noir, etc) or quite often have actual winemakers from around the world come share their passion for the grape and taste their own wines. Furthermore, we have evolved into offering quite a selection of beer and spirits courses as well.
Our most popular is our Beer Ingredients class which is a three part course focused on the key components of beer: Barley, Hops and Yeast!