I Drink On the Job with Charlie Adler, President of TasteDC.com

Charlie “I Drink on the Job” Adler

I’m Charlie Adler, Author of “I Drink on the Job: A Refreshing Perspective on Wine” (Release Feb. 15th, 2010) and President of TasteDC.com (www.tastedc.com) and I literally “drink on the job” – that is my profession!  After teaching over 16,000 people the basics of wine, I decided that it was time to answer the questions I’ve received over the last twelve years teaching “Wine Basics 101” in Washington, D.C. I don’t think wine is intimidating, it’s more the people who surround it. I focus on “experiencing” wine by comparing it to things people already understand like the food they eat. If you can understand cheese, and even better, if you cook, wine is a cinch! I organize on a weekly basis in the D.C. market wine classes, cooking classes, dinners and pretty much anything to do with food.  Some of my most popular classes include Chocolate Making 101, Wine Basics 101 and even a Wine Making 101 class in Virginia wine country. 


Charlie “I Drink On the Job” Adler


8 responses to “I Drink On the Job with Charlie Adler, President of TasteDC.com

  1. Hey Charley, It was good meeting you at Champions the other Sunday. I’m glad that we were able to start you off on the right foot, i.e. playing beer pong. Shoot me an email sometime, I wanted to talk to you a bit about some wine things.

    Take it easy……and get yourself some business cards,


  2. Megan McReynolds

    Hi Charlie,

    I would love to pick up your book- any idea when it will hit Amazon?

    Megan McReynolds
    Raleigh NC

  3. I have to finish writing it! I estimate late Summer of 2009, but I gotta get it fixed and edited – soon, soon..

  4. Hi Charlie, I am the owner of a winery here in NC and would like to replicate some of the classes you are offering..or at least to a degree..here at our winery…hence why Megan our Event Manager, requested info on your book. Would you be willing to talk to me about how we might do something like this together, e.g. until your book is out, you could provide me with handouts and/or info on your classes. When your book is ready for sale, we could have a booksigning here as well as promote your book in our retail store. There may be other ways of collaborating – please let me know if this is something of interest to you. Thanks so much – I look forward to hearing from you. Cheers, Jill

  5. Thanks for the comment – I don’t really keep “notes” for wine classes – the speakers have notes, but we just give people handouts for the wines. I’m always interested in working with wineries and giving them exposure. I’m not sure how we can help, but down the road I’d like to do some winery tours on the East Coast, possibly we could do something in NC, it’s a bit hard to tell at this point. But keep in touch!

  6. Hi Charlie,

    Thanks for the nice comments about igourmet.com at the DC International Food & Wine Festival last weekend. I’d love to invite you to an invite only event in NYC next week. Can you email your contact information so I can give you details? Best Regards! Lisa

  7. Great to meet you at the Grill Fish !!!!

  8. Charlie,

    It was a real pleasure meeting you last night at Bisnow. It’s cool that you know that AXA owns vineyards – very rare to find someone who’s ever heard of us, much less knows that detail! I need to get out to Bordeaux sometime soon.

    Shoot me an email,

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