Proof to Host Scholium Project Wine Dinner

Interior view of Proof.

Washington, DC (October 4, 2011) – Proof, the wine-centric Penn Quarter restaurant, is partnering with Scholium Project, the acclaimed, unconventional Napa Valley winery, to offer an exclusive wine dinner to the public on Monday, October 10th at 7PM. Priced at $100 per person including tax and gratuity, the dinner will feature a four-course menu prepared by Proof Executive Chef Haidar Karoum and paired with six Scholium Project wines.

Yet to call Scholium Project a winery and its proprietor, Abe Schoener, a winemaker is a little like calling Salvador Dalí a painter.

Abe Schoener (here is a link is from an article from Esquire) will be in attendance to describe the wines and the stories behind them. A philosophy professor-turned-winemaker, Schoener’s Scholium Project has received acclaim as much for its eccentric winemaking practices as for the wines themselves, which have ranged from huge, alcohol-driven Pinot Grigios to small-production Gewürztraminers. At Proof’s wine dinner, Schoener will introduce several wines from his fall 2011 release, including the 2010 Gewürztraminer known as the Lost Slough Vineyards “Riquewihr,” as well as the Farina Vineyards “The Prince In His Caves” Sauvignon Blanc and the Nelligan Road Ranch “Chuey Cab” Cabernet Sauvignon.

Seating is extremely limited for this dinner. For reservations, please email private events manager Kim Burke at

Proof is located at 775 G Street, NW, directly across from the National Portrait Gallery and one block from the Verizon Center and the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro rail station, serviced by the red, yellow, and green lines. Valet parking is available at dinner. For more information or reservations, please call 202-73-PROOF (202-737-7663) or visit the website at

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