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Hearts Delight Wine Tasting and Auction, Washington, DC, May 13, 2011

Save the Date! May 11-14, 2011 Washington, DC
2011 Heart’s Delight Chairmen
The Honorable John Breaux and
The Honorable Trent Lott
Breaux Lott Leadership Group
Subsidiary of Patton Boggs

Save the date for the 12th annual Heart’s Delight in our Nation's Capital.  We look forward to having Château Haut-Brion as our featured first growth at the Vintners Dinner on Friday, May 13.  Château Haut-Brion was with us in 2005 and we are happy to welcome them back again this year.  We are also excited to welcome to Heart’s Delight for the first time Jancis Robinson, MW, who will be leading our Formal Bordeaux Tasting on Saturday, May 14.


Wednesday is our inaugural United States of Wine celebration showcasing the best of American wine.  Highlighted wines will be presented by owners and winemakers and will include a live auction featuring large format bottles direct from the winery.


Thursday evening offers a series of intimate wine dinners with an international flair in homes, restaurants and Embassies with a host, chef and winemaker at each.


Friday features an exclusive Vintners Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. This year’s dinner highlights the wines of first growth Château Haut-Brion. The dinner is followed by a live auction led by Sotheby's Jamie Ritchie.


Saturday begins with a virtual tour of Bordeaux led by Jancis Robinson, MW, including a unique wine tasting of the 2008 vintage and an older vintage selected by the visiting Château owners and wine directors. The adventure continues with exciting seminars and food prepared by some of the nation’s top chefs, making Heart’s Delight the place to discover the latest in epicurean trends and new talent. During the Grand Tasting Reception guests will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive travel packages, dining experiences and rare and exceptional wines during the spirited silent and live auctions.

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