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The restaurants of Passion Food (Acadiana, Ceiba, TenPenh and DC Coast) have always disseminated the sommelier duties to each server, the owners believing that every server should taste every wine so as to better help diners. That means a lot of time is dedicated to "Wine 101", taught by the group's wine and beverage director, Scott Clime.

You can join in on the lesson when DC Coast hosts its Spring Wine Component Class March 25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The class is designed to give students tips on finding wines for foods, like asparagus, that may be hard to pair.

Class starts with champagne (wouldn't school have been more fun that way?), followed by a lecture by Clime. Students will then taste more wines (eight in all) with different spices and flavors, like sweet, sour and spicy, to see how they affect the wines.

The cost of the class is $75 per person. For reservations or more details, call Amy Allworth at 202-222-0987.