All The Bubbles: Industry Night, March 2, 2023


This is a total blast from the past for me. I met Matthew Carroll so so long ago — it’s making me age just thinking about it. I believe we met when he was the sommelier at 2941. Matt was a well-known sommelier at the storied Inn at Little Washington before 2941 and he moved a bit around the DC Market and then poof — he disappeared. He’s now with Skurnik Wines & Spirits, a true family business that has been around since the mid-1980s. Now not only are Matt and I going to catch up and learn more about his wine journey this guy brought in bubbles! Lots and lots of bubbles — we are going to get into the who, what, where why, and when of Champagne. And I seriously regret driving to the WineLair today.

“For each guest you approach, you should consider how you may best communicate what you're attempting to convey to that person. Right. To do so in a compassionate way, I believe it is necessary to provide them with information and make them feel powerful by your wine list, among other things.” - Matt

“In regards with the making sparkling wines, you really do sort of take these things, all these elements and you kind of get to build the wine the way you want it." - Matt

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Our Guest:

Matthew Carroll
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