Join our virtual wine tasting 10/7!

Wedneday, October 7
7:00pm – 8:00pm

$0 – $50

All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join the UVA Club of Washington, DC as we celebrate Virginia Wine Month in October. We’re excited to partner with RichWine, a UVA alum-owned business, to bring you a virtual Wine Wednesday wine tasting in celebration! The event fee includes your wine kit with 5 one ounce pours of wines from different Virginia vineyards, as well as shipping (DC and Virginia only). You do NOT want to miss this incredible event!


  • Early bird pricing: $45 through Sunday, September 13th
  • Regular Pricing: $50 from Monday, September 14th through Friday, September 25th
  • Free: watch only (no wine kit)

RichWine was founded by two UVA alums: Kristen Gardner Beal (CLAS ’12) and Lance Lemon (CLAS ’11). RichWine is a boutique wine retailer located in the heart of Richmond Virginia whose purpose is to provide a carefully curated selection of unique, clean farmed wines to new patrons and wine lovers in our community.

About Kristen and Lance:

Kristen Gardner Beal is a born and raised Virginia native, founder of VinGo Tours, co-founder of RichWine, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Virginia. Before wine, Kristen worked at the Department of State in Lima, Peru and later transitioned to finance at a global investment bank in New York. She works hard and travels harder, attributing world exploration as the foundation of her love for food, culture, gatherings and wine.

Lance Lemon is a Virginia native, actor, co-founder of Richwine, and a 2011 graduate of the University of Virginia. Lance moved to New York to continue his acting career and bar-tend at Jean Georges ABC Cocina and Kitchen. Cocina soon led him to a role as a wine sales rep for Frederick Wildman and Sons where Lance learned a tremendous amount about wine. He went on to curate, open, and manage two successful wine shops in BedStuy, Brooklyn: Wine – O and Liquid Assets. The experience defined his two life passions: acting and wine.

Zoom information to join will be emailed to registrants before the event.

We hope to see you there!

For more information on this event, please contact Victoria Nguyen (CLAS ’16) at

Register here!