Saturday Events

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Heart's Delight Grand Tasting & Auction  

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Saturday begins with a virtual tour of Bordeaux, including a unique wine tasting of the 2011 vintage. 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. Guests will also enjoy wine from the world’s best vineyards as well as the opportunity to bid on exclusive travel packages, dining experiences and rare and exceptional wines during the spirited silent and live auctions.

The Ritz-Carlton West End
1150 22nd Street, NW Washington, DC

Formal Bordeaux Master Class  
A formal seated tasting of the 2011 vintage and an older vintage of the winemaker’s choosing.  Château owners and directors will also be on hand to discuss their wines. 


4:30 – 5:15 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Two 45 minute, interactive sessions

Cooking with L'Academie de Cuisine
Join chef-instructors from Washington, DC’s premier cooking school as they demonstrate seasonal dishes that are heart-healthy and delicious!  You’ll learn valuable techniques you can use throughout the year to prepare meals that are as fabulous to eat as they are fun to prepare. Tastings available to guests throughout the seminar.

The Art of Crafting Bubbly - How the World's Greatest Wine is Made and How to Drink it
Champagne Henriot was founded in Reims, France in 1808 and is one of the last family owned champagne houses.  Champagne Henriot is known for their rich, elegant house style, and they will share their secrets for producing the world's greatest wine and the best way to taste and evaluate champagne. 

Tasting Reception & Auctions

6:30 - 11:00 p.m.
Silent auction reception with Celebrity Chef Stations, Wine Stations and 200 lot silent auction. Followed by a live auction of dining experiences featuring our participating chefs and exciting trips.  

Heart’s Delight Bordeaux Tasting, Reception & Auction (4:00 – 11:00 p.m.) $500
Heart’s Delight Seminars (4:30 – 5:15 p.m. and 5:30 -6:15 p.m.) $50 per session
Heart’s Delight Tasting Reception & Auction (6:30 – 11:00 p.m.) $250
Table of 8 for Seminars, Tasting Reception & Auction (4:30 – 11:00 p.m.) $5,000


If you would like information on event sponsorship or purchasing tickets please contact Heidi Arnold at the American Heart Association office (703) 248-1720 or