To Do: Free Sherry Tastings

Looking to culturally expand your drinking horizons this weekend?

There will be two opportunities to sip on complimentary sherry served in a traditional style by a venenciador (pictured). Using a venencia, a thin cup on a long stick, a venenciador takes a pull of sherry, raises it above his head and pours it in a thin stream into a tiny glass.

On Friday, the Penn Quarter outpost of La Tasca is offering a free Serrano ham and sherry tasting with a venenciador at the bar from 4 to 7 p.m.

Taberna del Alabardero, DC's grande dame of Spanish restaurants, will host a free sherry tasting on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m., also with a venenciador on hand.