February 27th, 2014 Charcuterie and Cheese Class at Scardello's
Thurs, 27-Feb, 7p, $35, reserve online. Scardello Artisan Cheese, 3511 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas TX 75219. 214.219.1300
February 26th, 2014 Off the Vine Tasting at Classic Wine Storage Tour of Southern France
wine tasting Wed, 26-Feb, 7p, with Dani Boxford Heidle, Ambiente Wine Importing Co. $20 plus tax, includes guided tasting of six wines accompanied by an assortment of cheese, bread, fruit and chocolate. Reservation required: 817.421.1091. Location: Classic Wine Storage, 525 South Nolen Street, Suite 200, Southlake. Off the Vine, 324 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051. 817.421.1091
February 26th, 2014 Beer and Cheese Pairing Class at Mozzarella Company
Guided tasting of 6-8 beer and cheese pairings with Mark Monfrey and cheesemaker Paula Lambert, approximately 2 hours. Wed, 26-Feb, 6:30-8:30p, $50. Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm Street (Deep Ellum), Dallas TX 75226. Reserve: 214.741.4072
February 24th, 2014 5 Course Burgundy Wine Dinner at The Wine Poste
Sparkling wine reception followed by a seated dinner prepared by guest chef Scott Gottlich, of Bijoux restaurant. Mon, 24-Feb, 7p, $125 inclusive.
Purchase ticket online. Menu:
Oysters with black truffles & persillade Jean-Noel Gagnard Crémant de Bourgogne Grand Lys 2008
Split pea soup with smoked lobster Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet 2011
Texas quail with chocolate waffle, sour cherries and dates Hubert Lamy Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge La Goujonne 2011
Wagyu beef cheek with rutabaga and baby turnips Dominique Mugneret Nuits-St-Georges Les Fleurières 2011
Robiola la tur with leeks and black garlic Lignier Michelot Morey-St-Denis En La Rue de Vergy 2011 The Wine Poste Dallas, 2001 Irving Blvd, Suite 145, Dallas TX 75207. 214.272.3221
February 20th, 2014 Discover the Wines of Spain at WineTastic Terri Burney presents Spanish wines, whites and reds, Thurs, 20-Feb, 7-9p, $15+tax/gratuity. WineTastic, 4140 Lemmon Avenue, Suite 130, Dallas TX 75219. 214.559.8910
February 15th, 2014 La Cave Warehouse Wine Tasting
Sat, 15-Feb, 11a-1p, complimentary; please RSVP by phoning 214.747.9463. Wines featured: Delamotte Brut Champagne, Henri Bourgeois 2011 Sancerre La Côte des Monts Damnés, Le Sartre Blanc 2009 Graves, Joseph Drouhin 2010 Beaujolais Villages,
Château Bernadotte 2005 Haut-Médoc, and
Domaine de Barbeyrolles Cuvée Raymond Chandou 2005 Bergerac. La Cave Warehouse, 1931 Market Center Blvd. #129, Dallas TX 75207. 214.747.9463
February 13th, 2014 2010 Rhone Wine Tasting at Sigel's Elite - Fitzhugh
Thurs, 13-Feb, 5-7p. Wines from the Northern and Southern Rhone. Sigel's Elite, 3209 N Fitzhugh, Dallas TX 75204. Complimentary, please RSVP online or phone Jim Fleming at 214.635.3162.
Fabulous Food Finds Class at Molto Formaggio Mon, 10-Feb, 6:30p Tues, 11-Feb, 6:30p
Cheese from Blackberry Farms in Tennessee; Vista D'oro Farms' preserves; chocolates and fudge from France, and dessert cheese cake from Italy, accompanied by wines. $75 per couple, includes one gift bag per couple with a bottle of wine and cheese or other product featured in the class. Molto Formaggio, Highland Park Village Shopping Center (SW corner Preston & Mockingbird), 68 Highland Park Village, Dallas TX 75205, Reserve in advance: 214.526.0700
February 10th, 2014 Jeff Siegel Book Signing at Veritas Wine Room
Mon, 10-Feb, 7-9p, meet Jeff Siegel, The Wine Curmudgeon, nationally-recognized wine writer. Veritas Wine Room, 2323 N. Henderson Ave., #103, Dallas, TX 75206, (just east of The Capitol Pub) 214.841.9463
January 28th, 2014 Wine & Cheese Pairing Class at Mozzarella Company
Learn to pair wine and cheese with cheesemaker Paula Lambert and wine expert John Bratcher in a unique setting where all questions are answered, Tues, 28-Jan, 6:30-8:30p, $50. Reserve: 214.741.4072. Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm Street, Dallas (Deep Ellum) TX 75226
January 18th, 2014 Epic Wine Tasting at Veritas Wine Room
Wines of the southern hemisphere with Travis James. Sat, 18-Jan, 4:30p until wines run out (come early), $30 plus tax/gratuity. Veritas Wine Room, 2323 N. Henderson Ave. #103, Dallas TX 75206, 214.841.9463
January 9th, 2014 Fuzi Kim Crawford Tasting
With winemaker Anthony Walkenhorst, Thurs, 9-Jan, 6:30p. Complimentary, reservation required. Featured wines: 2013 Drylands Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Kim Crawford Small Parcel Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc, 2007 Kim Crawford Small Parcel Rise and Shine Pinot Noir, 2012 Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir, 2009 Kim Crawford Small Parcel Fizz Sparkling Wine. Fuzi Fine Wines, 4757 West Park Blvd. Suite 106, Plano TX 75093, 972.943.9463
December 21st, 2013 Ice Wine Tasting at WineTastic
Sat, 21-Dec, 7-10p, $29+tax/gratuity. A selection of cheeses will complement the selection. Reserve: 214.559.8910. WineTastic, 4140 Lemmon Ave., Ste 130, Dallas, TX 75219. 214.559.8910
December 19th, 2013 Cheese 101 Class at Scardello's
Comparative tastings, out-of-the-ordinary items and wines, Thurs, 19-Dec, 7p, $35. Scardello Artisan Cheese, 3511 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas TX 75219. Reserve: 214.219.1300
Thurs, 5-Dec, 7-10p repeated Sat, 7-Dec, 3-7p Annual Holiday Champagne and Sparkling Tasting at WineTastic
30+ Champagnes and sparkling wines offered for tasting including Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, Moet & Chandon, Ruinart, Charles Heidsieck, Paul Goerg, Chandon, Schramsberg, Taittinger, Laurent Perrier, and more.
$40+tax/gratuity. WineTastic, 4140 Lemmon Avenue, Suite 130, Dallas TX 75219. 214.559.8910
November 22nd, 2013 30th Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
The 2013 All for Wine, and Wine for All soirée takes the theme of d'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers in this special 30th edition of the French American Chamber of Commerce chapter's Beaujolais & Beyond wine festival. Fri, 22-Nov, 7-9:30p, $70 at the door ($65 in advance), includes commemorative wine glass, food and wine tasting, entertainment, silent auction and more. Wines to be tasted include a collection of French wines from Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire Valley, Provence, Alsace and Rhône Valley, and American wines from California, Washington, and Texas. Reserve: phone 972.241.0111 or register online with French American Chamber of Commerce. Cocktail or business attire; coat check will be available. Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas Grand Ballroom - 4th floor, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039. Self parking $8/car, valet $12/car; DART Orange Line, Irving Convention Center stop.
November 21st, 2013 Ruinart, Krug, and Casa Dragones Tasting at Pogo's
Taste Casa Dragones 100% Blue Agave Joven Tequila Thurs, 21-Nov, 4-7p. Taste Ruinart Blanc de Blanc NV, Ruinart Rosé NV, Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc 2002, and Krug Grand Cuvée NV 5-7p. Pogos Wine & Spirits, Inwood Village, 5360 West Lovers Lane at Inwood Road, Dallas TX 75209, 214.350.8989
November 21st, 2013 Four Corners Brewery Beer Dinner at La Calle Doce Oak Cliff Four Corners Brewery fall beer dinner at La Calle Doce Oak Cliff, Thurs, 21-Nov, 7p, $45, includes 4 courses and 4 beer pairings: Poblano Corn Chowder paired with Local Buzz honey rye golden ale; Three Tostadas topped with ceviche, fried shrimp, fried oyster paired with El Chingon IPA; Short Ribs braised in ancho and guajillo chile with poblano mashed potatoes and baby carrrots paired with Red's Roja American Red Ale; Pumpkin Creme Brulee paired with La Bajada Brown Ale. Reservation required: 214.941.4304. La Calle Doce Oak Cliff, 415 W. 12th Street, Dallas TX 75208,
October 24th, 2013 A dark Deep Ellum Texas evening: Cheese, Chocolate and Wine with Dr. Sue at Mozzarella Company
Following a welcome drink and a tour of the Mozzarella Company factory, attendees sample a pairing of eight cheeses and chocolates accompanied by wine and bread. Featuring Italian style wine made in Texas by McPherson Cellars. Tues, 24-Oct, 6:30-8:30p, $50. To reserve phone 214.741.4072. Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm Street, Dallas (Deep Ellum) TX 75226
October 21st, 2013 2011 Vintage Premier Fête du Bordeaux Dinner at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Presented by Sigel's, the 2011 Vintage Premier Fête du Bordeaux Dinner features Jean-Charles Cazes, Lynch Bages & Ormes de Pez; Anthony Barton, Leoville Barton & Langoa Barton; and Herve Berland, Montrose & Tronquoy Lalande. Mon, 21-Oct, 7p, $225 inclusive. Please contact Jasper Russo 214.350.1271 to reserve.
October 17th, 2013 Champagne Reception and Wine Tasting at Le Cordon Bleu
Thurs, 17-Oct, 5:30p, $40, taste and compare a selection of French and American wines which will be featured at the upcoming French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival. Champagne reception and registration at 5:30p followed at 6:15p by an educational and fun wine tasting guided by Goody Goody Wine and Spirits' senior wine consultants. Champagne: Charles Mignon Grande Tradition Brut; Charles Mignon Comte de Marne Brut Bordeaux-Listrac: Château Fourcas Dupré Bellevue de Fourcas Dupré 2009 Burgundy: Corton-André Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru 2009 Napa Valley-Carneros: Mahoney Vineyards Chardonnay - Gavin Vineyard Washington-Columbia Valley: Arbor Crest Cabernet Franc Conner Lee Vineyard Bordeaux Rosé: Agate de Cordier, Bordeaux Rosé Côtes de Provence: Maîtres Vignerons de Saint-Tropez Cuvée Cep d’Or Rosé Loire: Maréchal Vouvray Napa Valley: Sparrow Hawk Sauvignon Blanc
Reserve in advance: FACC Dallas, 972.241.0111. Location: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, 11830 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas TX 75234. 214.647.8500
October 16th, 2013 Off the Vine Wine Blending Seminar with Anthony Bell
Wed, 16-Oct, 7-10p, $65 +tax. Anthony Bell of Bell Cellars leads a blending seminar including two single-clone Cabernets, a Merlot and a Petite Verdot. Event Location: Main Street Bistro and Bakery, 316 S. Main Street, Grapevine. Reservation required: 817.421.1091. Off The Vine, 324 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051, 817.421.1091
October 15th, 2013 Merlo Family Vineyards Dinner at Into the Glass
Featuring Merlo Family Vineyards, with owner Ray Merlo, Tues, 15-Oct, 6:30-9p, $65 +tax/gratuity includes six wines paired with six unique courses.
Into the Glass, 322 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051. Reservation required: 817.442.1969
October 10th, 2013 Bruno Rocca Wine Dinner Tasting at Jimmy's
Four-courses, seven wines: wine tasting dinner with Luisa Rocca presenting wines of Azienda Rabajà di Bruno Rocca, Thurs, 10-Oct, 6:30p (check-in at 6:15p), $79 +tax, includes a bottle of Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Trifolè DOC 2011 signed by Luisa Rocca. Please email your reservation to paul [at] jimmysfoodstore [dot] com
Jimmy's Food Store, 4901 Bryan, Dallas. 214.823.6180
September 30th, 2013 Sigel's Benchmark 4th Annual Cabernet Benchmark Tasting at Park City Club Sigel's presents a walkaround tasting of 50 California Cabernets, Mon, 30-Sept, 5:30-8p, $55 (includes tax/gratuity). Hors d'oeuvres include sliced tenderloin of beef, cheeses, smoked chicken quesadillas, and more. Advance reservation required: phone Randy McLaughlin or Jasper Russo at 214.350.1271. Location: Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1700, Dallas.
September 25th, 2013 Wine Dinner at Jimmy's
With Anna Abbona of Marchesi di Barolo. Wines to be tasted: Gavi DOCG, Barolo Coste di Rose, Barolo Sarmassa, Barbera Maraia, Barbera d'Alba Ruvei, Barolo del Comune di Barolo, and Moscato d'Asti Zagara. Wed, 25-Sept, 6:15p check-in; tasting at 6:30p. $59 +tax/gratuity includes four course dinner prepared by chef Alessio. Jimmy's Food Store, 4901 Bryan, Dallas. Reserve: 214.823.6180
September 23rd, 2013 Louis Latour Burgundy Wine Tasting at Sigel's Addison
Sigel's Addison welcomes Linda Hinton Mon, 23-Sept, 5-6:30p for a complimentary tasting of current and library vintages from Domaine Louis Latour Grand Cru and Premier Cru Burgundy vineyards. White Burgundy to be tasted: Bâtard-Montrachet 2008, Corton-Charlemagne 2007, Corton-Charlemagne 2010, Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot 2010, Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières 2008, Meursault Goutte d'Or 2009. Red Burgundy to be tasted: Chambertin 2010, Château Corton Grancey 2010, Château Corton Grancey 2005, Beaune Vigne Franches 2008, Volnay En Chevret 2009. Please reserve online or phone Armando Cervantes at 972.387.9873. Sigel's Addison, 15003 Inwood Road.
Provence in the City 2014
Provence producers will share iconic dry rosé wines with the American wine trade and media. This event is an opportunity to taste a range of rosés (plus a few reds and whites), meet the winemakers, and learn about Provence and the winemaking process.
Boston - Monday, March 3, trade/media
Chicago - Tuesday, March 4, trade/media
San Francisco - Thursday, March 6, trade/media
New York - Monday, March 10, media only
Invitation-only educational tastings for sommeliers and media will be held in Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington, DC.
If you are interested in receiving an invitation, please contact Carlene Hastings at the Wines of Provence U.S. office. Send a message to trade [at] winesofprovence [dot] com or phone 202.499.4263.
Seattle Times 2/8/14
Fast track for wine novices; wine lovers will enjoy, too: meet Wine Folly's Madeline Puckette in Sommelier hacks wine world with award-winning site by Monica Guzman.
The Rise of the American Somm by Francis Percival
Holiday Dinner at San Martiño Winery
San Martiño Winery & Vineyards' annual holiday dinner with the owners and winemaker includes wild mushroom bisque; pancetta-wrapped beef tenderloin with whipped horseradish cream; roasted potatoes with fennel; lemon garlic green beans; and chocolate truffle cake.
Date/Time: Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 6pm Cost: $55, includes Champagne reception; does not include wine to accompany the meal Reserve: in advance, online Location: 12512 Hwy 205 North, Rockwall TX 75087, 972.772.6043
- DallasWine.com, December 2013
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GO TEXAN WineCast
Texas: 5th largest wine producing state in the nation Wine trails: 11
More than 180 wineries
Texas' wine and wine grape industry: $1.7 billion
Commercial growers: 315
Grape-bearing acres: 3,300
Three Sticks Winery Winemaker Dinner at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Three Sticks Winery dinner with Don Van Staaveren, winemaker, and Hayden Schmidter, client relations manager. Location: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas TX 75219 Date/Time: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7-10pm Cost: $165 plus tax/gratuity Reserve: phone Hayden Schmidter, client relations manager at 707.738.3352 or email hayden [at] threestickswines [dot] com
- DallasWine.com, November 2013
Dallas Chocolate and Conference Festival at Addison Conference Centre Saturday, October 26, 2013
Our friend Sandor Wolf at DallasChocolate.org presents fine local and national chocolatiers and a full day of chocolate education.
Tickets include ten coupons redeemable for chocolate samples from more than 15 participating chocolate makers in the wall-to-wall Chocolate Festival room. You may select one of three different festival entry times when purchasing tickets; the chocolate vendors participate in all three sessions.
The 2013 Chocolate Conference kicks off at 10am with a roundtable led by mistress of ceremonies Adrienne Newman (Madame Cocoa). Classes are included in ticket purchase but space is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Cost: Adult $20 (10 samples); Child $5 (3 samples) per session. Purchase tickets in advance Chocolate Festival Entry Times
Session 1: 11am
Session 2: 12:30pm
Session 3: 2:30pm Addison Conference Center, 15650 Addison Road, Addison TX 75001