October 9th, 2014 Class at Scardello's Cheese from the Northeast and Wine from Somewhere Else, Thurs, 9-Oct, 7p, $35. Scardello Artisan Cheese, 3511 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas TX 75219. Reserve: 214.219.1300
Feeding the Masses Class at Molto Formaggio Sun, 28-Sept, 5:30p Mon, 29-Sept, 6:30p
Three courses: new cheeses and new food products, a new Mac 'n Cheese, and new dessert and sweet items, paired with wines, teaching you how to please a crowd without spending days preparing. $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
September 25th, 2014 Wine Tasting at The Wine Therapist
Steve Iacobelli offers tastes of current releases from Argentina and Spain, complimentary, Thurs, 25-Sept, 6-9p. The Wine Therapist, 1909 Skillman, Dallas, TX 75206. 214.821.9463
September 25th, 2014 Distributor Tasting at WineTastic
Thurs, 25-Sept, 7-9p, taste wines with Sue Dickens from Ambiente Distributor's portfolio, $15+tax. Purchase tickets online or phone Terri Burney at 214.559.8910. WineTastic, 4140 Lemmon Ave., Ste 130, Dallas, TX 75219. 214.559.8910
September 24th, 2014 Wrath Wines with a Tuscan Meal at Central Market Dallas
Seasonal supper featuring Wrath wines Wed, 24-Sept, 6:30-9p, introduced by Dr. Michael Thomas, co-owner.
Fried Squash Blossoms 2013 Wrath Ex Anima Chardonnay
Crostini Toscani 2012 Ex Anima Pinot Noir
Baby Back Ribs Mugello-style, Roasted Potatoes 2011 Wrath Doctor’s Vineyard Syrah
Tuscan Cheeses with Crostini & Fig Preserves 2011 Wrath Doctor’s Vineyard Syrah
September 17th, 2014 Cheese 101 Class at Scardello's
Comparative tastings, out-of-the-ordinary items and wines, Wed, 17-Sept, 7p, $35. Scardello Artisan Cheese, 3511 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas TX 75219. Reserve: 214.219.1300
September 17th, 2014 Pali Wine Company at Vino 100
Wines from Pali Wine Company introduced by Ginger Dollins, Pali Wine Company, and Greg Schiappa, Jeroboam Wines, Wed, 17-Sept, 6:30-8:30p. $35 plus tax/gratuity, includes tastes of Pali Charm Acres Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast; Pali Alphabets Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley; Pali Huntington Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County; Pali Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley; Tower 15 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles; and Tower 15 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, accompanied by four hors d'oeuvres designed by Chef David Anthony Temple, aka Chef DAT, for the selected wines, and an artisan cheese selection. VINO 100, 2909 McKinney Avenue, Dallas. Reservation required: 214.468.8833
GrapeFest, Sept. 11-14th, 2014 28th Annual GrapeFest, purchase tickets online in advance for specific sessions. Admission to Grapevine's 28th Annual GrapeFest, Grapevine, TX, is free all day Thursday (10a-10:30p) and Friday until 5p. Admission after 5p on Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday: adults $8; seniors 62+ and children (age 6-12) $5; weekend pass $18; free for children 5 and under.
September 13th, 2014 La Cave Warehouse Wine Tasting
Sat, 13-Sept, 11a-1p, a come and go tasting, complimentary; please reserve.
Wines to be tasted Ruinart Blanc de Blancs; Ruinart Rose;
Veuve Clicquot Vintage Blanc 2004; and
Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rose 2004. RSVP Rhonda at lacavewarehouse dot com. Note new address: La Cave Warehouse, 2263 Valdina Street, Suite #120, Dallas TX 75207. 214.747.9463
September 11th, 2014 California Rhone Varietal Wine Tasting at Sigel's - Greenville
Thurs, 11-Sept, 5-7p, complimentary tasting of Rhone varietals grown in California. In addition to familiar grapes such as Grenache, Viognier and Syrah, taste Counoise, Roussanne, Carignan, Grenache Blanc, Charbono and Mourvedre that are seldom seen as single varietal bottlings.
Sigel’s - Greenville, 5757 Greenville, Dallas. RSVP: David Waddington, 214.739.4012 or store01wine [at] sigels [dot]com
September 10th, 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, Wed, 10-Sept, 6:30-8:30p, $50. Reserve: 214.741.4072. Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm Street, Dallas (Deep Ellum) TX 75226
September 9th, 2014 Off the Vine Tasting at Classic Wine Storage
Taste Copain Wines Tues, 9-Sept, 7p, guided by Andy Bartee, regional sales manager. $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
August 14th, 2014 European Standards and New American Favorites Class at Scardello's
Thurs, 14-Aug, 7p, $35, reserve online. Scardello Artisan Cheese, 3511 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas TX 75219. 214.219.1300
August 13th, 2014 Beer and Cheese Pairing Class at Mozzarella Company
Guided tasting of 6-8 beer and cheese pairings with Mark Monfrey and Dallas cheesemaker Paula Lambert, approximately 2 hours. Wed, 13-Aug, 6:30-8:30p, $50. Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm Street (Deep Ellum), Dallas TX 75226. Reserve: 214.741.4072
August 12th, 2014 Off the Vine Killer B Wine Tasting: Barolo, Brunello, Bolgheri
Tues, 12-Aug, 7p, $20 +tax includes tasting of 6 wines, guided by Andrea Halm. Tenuta San Giorgio, Donna Olimpia and Tenuta l'Illuminata wines are featured. 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
August 12th, 2014 Terra Moretti Wine Dinner at Jimmy's
Tues, 12-Aug, 6:30p (check-in begins at 6:15), $69 +tax includes dinner prepared by chef Alessio Franceschetti and tasting of Terra Moretti wines presented by Sara Pedrali, niece of Vittoro Moretti and brand ambassador for the family wines. Wines to be tasted: Contadi Rose Franciacorta, Tenuta La Badiola Acquagiusta Vermentino, Petra Ebo Val di Cornia, Petra Mareto Toscana, Petra Quercegobbe, Petra Alto Sangiovese, and Bellavista Gran Cuvee Saten.
Reservation required: 214.823.6180 or paul at jimmysfoodstore dot com. Jimmy's Food Store, 4901 Bryan, Dallas.
August 7th, 2014 Texas Sommelier Conference at Four Seasons Las Colinas
Texas Sommelier 2014 Conference certification opportunities Thurs, 7-Aug, through Sat, 9-Aug include Court of Master Sommeliers Americas Introductory Sommelier Course and Certified Sommelier Examination; Society of Wine Educators (SWE) Certified Specialist of Wine and Certified Specialist of Spirits; Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Intermediate Course; and Specialty Tea Institute Level 1: Foundation Series, Level 2: Foundation Series, and Level 3: Oolong. Four Seasons Resort and Club, Dallas at Las Colinas, Irving, TX.
July 24th, 2014 A Taste of Italy in the Arts District
Join two Texas icons, cheesemaker Paula Lambert and chef Stephan Pyles, for a four-course Italian dinner with wine pairings Thurs, 24-Jul, 6:30 reception, 7pm dinner; $95 +tax/gratuity. To reserve phone Marque Strohlin at 214.580.7000. Stephan Pyles Restaurant, 1807 Ross Avenue Suite 200, Dallas TX 75201. 214.580.7000
July 19th, 2014 Epic Wine Tasting at Veritas Wine Room
World class West Coast Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with Travis James. Sat, 19-Jul, 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
July 19th, 2014 Dallas Sommelier Society Series at Pogo's
Learn and taste with Russell Burkett, board member of the Dallas Sommelier Society, Sat, 19-Jul, 1-4p. Tasting includes 2012 Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco, 2009 Alain & Veronique Assadet Menetou-Salon, 2012 Liquid Farm White Hill Chardonnay, 2011 Domaine Filliatreau Chateau Fouquet Saumur, 2010 Stoller Reserve Pinot Noir Dundee Hills, and 2007 Paulo Scavino Carobric Barolo. Pogos Wine & Spirits, Inwood Village, 5360 West Lovers Lane at Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75209, 214.350.8989
June 26th, 2014 Bottled Poetry Imports Boutique Spanish Wines at Vino 100
Taste two white and four red wines from Rias Baixas, Galicia, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, and Priorat, with Stewart Elliott and Mark Luft of Bottled Poetry Imports. Thurs, 26-Jun, 6-8p, $38 +tax, includes Paella from Cafe Madrid, Spanish cheeses, Iberico ham and chorizo, and tapas. Reservations required: 214.969.9463. Vino 100, 2909 McKinney Avenue, Suite A, Dallas TX 75204
June 17th, 2014 Neyers Vineyards Tasting at Sigel's - Fitzhugh Bruce Neyers, owner, guides a complimentary tasting of Neyers Vineyards wines Tues, 17-Jun, 5-7p at Sigel's-Elite, 3209 N Fitzhugh, Dallas TX 75204. RSVP: Jim Fleming at store04wine [at] sigels [dot] com or 214.635.3162
Neyers wines to be tasted:
Chardonnay Carneros District 2012;
Chardonnay Chuy's Vineyard, Sonoma Valley 2012; Chardonnay 304, Sonoma County 2013; Pinot Noir Placida Vineyard Russian River Valley 2012; Pinot Noir Roberts Road Sonoma Coast 2012; Syrah Garys' Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands 2011; Sage Canyon California Red Wine 2011; Grenache Rossi Ranch Sonoma Valley 2012; Mourvedre Rossi Ranch Sonoma Valley 2011; Carignan Evangelho Vineyard Contra Costa County 2011; Zinfandel Del Barba Vineyard Contra Costa County 2011; Zinfandel Vista Luna Borden Ranch 2012; Merlot Neyers Ranch - Conn Valley Napa Valley 2011; Cabernet Sauvignon AME Neyers Vineyards Napa Valley 2011; Cabernet Sauvignon Neyers Ranch - Conn Valley Napa Valley 2010.
June 13th, 2014 Pecan Lodge Brisket & Cabernet Based Bordeaux Blends at The Wine Poste
Fri, 13-Jun, 6p, $35 +tax/gratuity, includes taste of 4 wines, a glass of your favorite from the tasting to enjoy with one-half pound of Pecan Lodge brisket and jalapeno mac&cheese.
We will be focusing on Premier Cabernet's and Bordeaux Blends from all over the world. This is going to be an awesome event and will surely sell out rather quickly. Purchase ticket online. The Wine Poste Dallas, 2001 Irving Blvd, Suite 145, Dallas TX 75207. 214.272.3221
May 29th, 2014 Hill Family Estate Tasting at Pogo's Hill Family Estate tasting of 2010 Carly’s Cuvee Chardonnay,
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2012 Barrel Blend with Ryan Hill, Thurs, 29-May, 5-7p, complimentary. Pogos Wine & Spirits, Inwood Village, 5360 West Lovers Lane at Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75209, 214.350.8989
May 15th, 2014 Cantina Frentana Wine Tasting at Jimmy's
Wine tasting with Dr. Felice Di Biase, owner of Cantina Frentana, Thurs, 15-May, 6:30p (check-in starts at 6:15p). $28 +tax includes antipasti plate, and winetasting: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Pecorino, Mulino Cococciola, Rubesto Montepulciano Riserva, and Panarda Montepulciano Riserva. Reservation required: email Paul at jimmysfoodstore dot com. Jimmy's Food Store, 4901 Bryan, Dallas. 214.823.6180
May 15th, 2014 Chateau Montelena Tasting with Bo Barrett at Pogo's
Tasting and bottle signing with Bo Barrett, CEO and winemaker, Chateau Montelena. Thurs, 15-May, 4:30-6:30p. Taste 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay, 2011 Montelena Estate Zinfandel, 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and 2010 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Pogos Wine & Spirits, Inwood Village, 5360 West Lovers Lane at Inwood Road, Dallas TX 75209. 214.350.8989 RSVP required: amanda [at] pogoswine [dot] com
May 14th, 2014 Spectacular Spanish Tasting at Sigel's Fitzhugh
Spanish discoveries new to the U.S. with Dan Philips and Raul Garcia, Wed, 14-May, 5-7p, complimentary. Sigel's, 3209 N Fitzhugh, Dallas TX 75204, 214.635.3162. Reserve: 214.635.3162 or email store04wine at sigels.com
May 14th, 2014 Grgich Hills Estate Wine Dinner at Stephan Pyles
With Violet Grgich, four course seated dinner pairing Stephan Pyles' new millennium southwestern cuisine with Grgich Hills Estate wines, including Fumé Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Violetta Late Harvest wine. Wed, 14-May, 6:30-9:30p, $150 +tax/gratuity. Stephan Pyles, 1807 Ross Avenue at St. Paul, Dallas TX 75201. Reserve: 214.580.7000
May 13th, 2014 Marchesi di Barolo Wine Dinner at Jimmy's
Four-courses, six wines: wine tasting dinner featuring Marchesi di Barolo wines with Anna Abbona and her daughter Valentina, Tues, 13-May, 6:30p (check-in at 6:15p), $59 +tax. Wines include: Gavi, Barbera d'Alba Ruvei, Barolo Coste di Rose, and Moscato. Dinner by Alessio Franceschetti. Antipasto:
bresaola on arugula with extra virgin olive oil; Primo: risotto with dried porcini mushrooms; Secondo: braised boneless short ribs, with carrots, celery and polenta; Dessert: spice cake from Romano's Bakery. Reservation required: paul [at] jimmysfoodstore [dot] com. Jimmy's Food Store, 4901 Bryan, Dallas. 214.823.6180
Friday, September 26, 2014
Cocktail and tasting reception featuring Dallas chefs Omar Flores, Casa Rubia; Matt McCallister, FT 33; Janice Provost, Parigi; David Uygur, Lucia; and Tim Byres, Smoke. Four-course seated dinner designed by Patrick O’Connell and Stephan Pyles.
AIWF / Dallas Farmers Market Friends Fall 2014 Chef’s Cooking Class Series
Local chefs demonstrate their favorite dishes inspired by produce fresh from the market. Location: Classes are held in the demonstration kitchen on the second floor of the Dallas Farmers Market Resource Center, 1010 S. Pearl Street, Dallas. Date/Time: Saturdays, October 25th through November 22nd, 2014, 11:30am-1pm. Doors open 11 am.
Cost: Each class is $25 with a reservation and $30 at the door, space permitting. A 5-class package is available for $110, and group rates are available for 10 people or more. Information: 214.653.8088 How to Reserve: Mail check or money order payable to AIWF with reservation form to Cooking Class, c/o AIWF, P. O. Box 12384, Dallas TX 75225. Reservations will be held at the door for each class. Individual cancellations require one week advance notice.
The Dallas Farmers Market Chef’s Cooking Class Series is sponsored by The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF) and the Dallas Farmers Market Friends. For information, please call 214.653.8088.
- Richard Silverston, October 2014
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
Happy 1st Birthday, Eatzi's Plano!
Wine tasting Saturday, 20-Sept, 11am-6pm. Cake cutting at 11am, 2pm and 5pm. Cheers to our favorite Eatzi's guy, Elis Droubi. Eatzi's Plano, 5967 W. Parker Road, Plano TX 75093. 972.535.6305
Three hands-on Sunday workshops showcase artisan chocolate. Learn about the unique flavors and methods from local and nationally known expert chocolate crafters.
Register for individual workshops or take the package for a special price.
Sunday, Sept. 14, 10am-6pm: ALL THREE WORKSHOPS PACKAGE
$225, one whole day working with chocolate. Includes all three workshops: the 10am-noon chocolate desserts master class, the 1-3:30pm bean-to-bar chocolate making workshop, and the 4-6pm chocolate and wine pairing workshop.
Sunday, Sept. 14, 10am-Noon: Chocolate Desserts Workshop
$75, a two-hour hands-on master class. David Collier, executive pastry chef for Spoon Bar & Kitchen and Knife, will guide participants through each step of making chocolate desserts. For beginners and pros.
Sunday, Sept. 14, 1-3:30pm: Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making Workshop
$125, a trio of renowned chocolate makers: Kristin Hard of Cacao Atlanta, Ben Rasmussen of Potomac Chocolate, and Scott Moore, Jr of Tejas Chocolate guide you through the entire process of transforming high quality cacao beans into fine chocolate bars. Participants take home their finished product. Suitable for beginners or experts.
Sunday, Sept. 14, 4-6pm: Chocolate & Wine Pairing Workshop
$75, a hands-on chocolate and wine pairing experience guided by chocolate expert Madame Cocoa (Adrienne Newman) and a sommelier specializing in Texas wines. 21+ only.
Passport to Rioja: Journey into the Heart of the Rioja Wine Region
Members of the trade are invited to taste the full spectrum of Rioja offerings including centenary wines, classic modern styles and collector’s wines. Ana Fabiano, trade director for the U.S. Rioja campaign, brand ambassador for DOCa Rioja, and author of The Wine Region of Rioja will be on hand to provide expertise and sign copies of her book.
Date/time: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014, 1–4pm Complimentary/Trade Only: business card required for entry Location: Mercy Wine Bar, 5100 Beltline Road #544, (Village on the Parkway shopping center - Dallas Parkway at Beltline Road), Addison, 75254, 972.702.9463