May 30th, 2013 Sake and Cheese Class at Scardello's
Cheese and sake both contain lactic acid and loads of umami (the fifth taste). Learn about how sake is made and try some amazing combinations, Thurs, 30-May, 7p, $35, reserve online. Scardello Artisan Cheese, 3511 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas TX 75219. 214.219.1300
May 21st, 2013 Bottled Poetry Imports & Caelum Winery Vino 100
Meet Constanza Pimentel, co-owner of Caelum Vineyards, Mendoza, Argentina, Tues, 21-May, 5-7p, $24 +tax/gratuity, includes tastes of Caelum Chardonnay 2011, Caelum Malbec 2010, Caelum Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, and Caelum Malbec Reserva 2010 accompanied by light hors d'oeuvres, reservations required: 214.969.9463. Vino 100, 2909 McKinney Avenue, Suite A, Dallas TX 75204
May 16th, 2013 Cheese 101 Class at Scardello's
Comparative tastings, basics on how cheese is made and cheese pairing fundamentals, accompanied by out-of-the-ordinary items and wines, Thurs, 16-May, 7p, $30. Scardello Artisan Cheese, 3511 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas TX 75219. Reserve: 214.219.1300
May 8th, 2013 Off the Vine Norman Vineyards Wine Tasting at Classic Wine Storage
With Jim Norman, owner, Norman Vineyards, Wed, 8-May, 7p, $20 +tax, includes tastes of 6 wines together with an assortment of cheese, bread, fruit and chocolate. Event Location: Classic Wine Storage, 525 South Nolen, Suite 200, Southlake. Reservation required: 817.421.1091. Off The Vine, 324 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051, 817.421.1091
May 7th, 2013 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. Tues, 7-May, 6:30-8:30p, $50. Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm Street (Deep Ellum), Dallas TX 75226. Reserve: 214.741.4072
May 2nd, 2013 Wine Tasting at Jimmy's
With Armando Castagnedi co-owner with his three brothers of Tenuta Sant’Antonio. Wines to be tasted: 2011 Scaia Bianca, 2011 Scaia Rosso, 2010 Valpolicella, 2009 Ripasso Monti Garbi, 2008 Amarone, 2006 Campo di Gigli Amarone, Passito and
Recioto. Thurs, 2-May, 6:15p check-in; tasting at 6:30p. $49 +tax/gratuity includes four course dinner prepared by chef Tommaso Lestingi. Jimmy's Food Store, 4901 Bryan, Dallas. Reserve: 214.823.6180
May 2nd, 2013 Spring Fling Tasting at WineTastic
Join Terri Burney on the patio or in the tasting room for a spring evening of sipping and swirling some favorite whites and lighter reds, Thurs, 2-May 7-9p, $15 +tax/gratuity. WineTastic, 4140 Lemmon Avenue, Suite 130, Dallas TX 75219. 214.559.8910
May 1st, 2013 90+ Cellars New Release Tasting at Sigel's - Greenville
Wed, 1-May, 5-7p, featuring Kevin Mehra, founder of 90+ Cellars complimentary.
Sigel’s - Greenville, 5757 Greenville, Dallas. RSVP: David Waddington, 214.739.4012, or email store01wine [at] sigels [dot] com
April 25th, 2013 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, Thurs, 25-Apr, 6:30-8:30p, $50. Reserve: 214.741.4072. Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm Street, Dallas (Deep Ellum) TX 75226
April 20th, 2013 Chocolate and Wine Class at Calais Winery
A casual and educational afternoon of wine and chocolate pairing led by Zach Townsend, Sat, 20-Apr, 1:30p, $60. Chocolates include Scharffen Berger 70% cacao dark chocolate, Patric Madagascar 67% cacao dark chocolate, Valrhona 55% cacao semi-sweet dark chocolate, Valrhona 41% cacao dark milk Jivara Lactée. Purchase ticket online. Calais Winery, 3000 Commerce Street, Dallas TX 75226, 214.453.2548
April 16th, 2013 Springtime Revival Class at Molto Formaggio
Michael Perlmeter presents three courses each paired with wine. Choose Mon, 15-Apr or Tues 16-Apr, 6:30p, $75 per couple, includes one gift bag per couple with a bottle of wine and cheese featured in the class. Molto Formaggio, Highland Park Village Shopping Center (SW corner Preston & Mockingbird), 68 Highland Park Village, Dallas TX 75205, Advance reservation required: 214.526.0700
April 16th, 2013 Silverado Vineyards Wine Dinner at Cru - Legacy
Reception and four-course dinner featuring wines from Silverado Vineyards, introduced by winemaker Jon Emmerich, Tues, 16-April, 6:30p reception, 7p dinner, $79. Wines include Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2010, Chardonnay Carneros 2010, MerlotMt. George Vineyard Napa Valley 2008, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2008, and SOLOStags Leap District Napa Valley 2009. Cru Wine Bar - Shops at Legacy, 7201 Bishop Rd., Ste. E2, Plano, Texas. Reservations: 972.312.9463
April 16th, 2013 Meet the Winemaker at Whole Foods Market - Plano
Meet and taste with Jon Emmerich, winemaker, Silverado Vineyards, Tues, 16-Apr, 4:30-6p, free. Jon will be answering questions and signing bottles. Whole Foods Market Plano, 2201 Preston Road (at Park), Plano, TX 75093. 972.612.6729
April 9th, 2013 Four Corners Brewery Beer-Paired Dinner at The Grape
Four course dinner Tues, 9-Apr, 6:30p, $55 plus tax/gratuity.
The Grape, 2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206. Complimentary valet parking. Very limited seating, phone for reservation: 214.828.1981
April 9th, 2013 David Arthur Vineyards Dinner at Into the Glass
With David Long, Tues, 9-Apr, reception 6:30p, dinner 7p, $75 plus tax/gratuity, includes 5 courses paired with wines. Into the Glass, 322 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051. Advance reservation required: 817.442.1969
April 4th, 2013 Bob Egelhoff Wine Dinner at Bonnell's
Meet winemaker Bob Egelhoff Thurs, 4-Apr, $120, plus tax/gratuity, includes five courses paired with wine. First Course: Lobster Roll on Toasted Brioche paired with Egelhoff Riesling Second Course: Wild Cobia Fish and Chips paired with Bonnell's Chardonnay Third Course: Quail Confit with Black Bean Puree and Arugula paired with Walton Cabernet Sauvignon Fourth Course: Venison Filet Mignon with Blue Corn and Blue Cheese Grits and Fried Spinach paired with Egelhoff Cabernet Sauvignon DessertOpen Faced Chocolate Cookie Sandwich with Toffee Ice Cream paired with Walton Tawny Port. Bonnell's Restaurant, 4259 Bryant Irvin Rd., Fort Worth, Texas 76109. To reserve: 817.738.5489
April 3rd, 2013 Kermit Lynch Portfolio Tasting at Sigel's - Greenville
Complimentary tasting with Bruce Neyers, national sales manager for Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Wed, 3-April, 5-7p. Sigel's Greenville, 5757 Greenville Avenue, Dallas TX. Please reserve online or phone David Waddington: 214.739.4012
March 29th, 2013 California Cheese and Wine Tasting at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Fri, 29-Mar, 8p, $30, reserve online. Scardello Artisan Cheese, 3511 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas TX 75219. 214.219.1300
March 18th, 2013 DeLoach Wine Dinner at Jasper's Plano
With DeLoach Vineyards winemaker Brian Maloney, Mon, 18-Mar, 6:30p, $75 +tax/gratuity.
Reserve: 469.867.3681. Jasper's Restaurant, 7161 Bishop Road, Suite G-1, Plano, TX 75024, 469.229.9111.
March 13th, 2013 Margerum Wine Tasting at Sigel's-Greenville
Complimentary tasting of Margerum and Happy Canyon wines with Doug Margerum, Wed, 13-Mar, 5-7p, Sigel's Greenville, 5757 Greenville Avenue, Dallas TX please reserve online or phone David Waddington 214.739.4012.
March 9th, 2013 5 Cheeses 5 Wines at Veritas Wine Room
Veritas is teaming up with Scardello Cheese for a tasting of cheeses and wines from France, Sat, 9-Mar, 4-6p, $20. Veritas Wine Room, 2323 N. Henderson Ave., #103, Dallas, TX 75206, (just east of The Capitol Pub) 214.841.9463
March 8th, 2013 Pinot Family of Wines Tasting at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Dallas
Fri, 8-Mar, 6-8p $55 +tax/gratuity, includes tastes of Pinot Blanc, Gris and Noir, and hors d'oeuvres. Reservation required: 214.366.2000. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, 10477 Lombardy Lane, Dallas TX 75220
March 8th, 2013 Ransom Wine Dinner at Grace Six course dinner with Tad Seestedt Fri, 8-Mar, meet and greet reception 6:30p; seated dinner 7p, $125 plus tax/gratuity. Grace, 777 Main Street (between 6th and 7th Streets), Fort Worth TX 76102, valet parking available. Reserve: 817.877.3388
March 7th, 2013 Rhone Tasting at The Wine Therapist
Tasting of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre blends led by Rhone lover Wes Dorlich Thurs, 7-Mar, 5:30-8p, $10. The Wine Therapist, 1810 Skillman at LaVista (Lakewood), Dallas, TX 75206. Please reserve: email winetherapist [dot] info [at] gmail [dot] com or call 214.821.9463
February 26th, 2013 Cocktail du Commerce at St. Emilion
Mon, 26-Feb, 6-8p, $35, includes hors d'oeuvres and 2 drink tickets. Reserve: online or phone French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) 972.241.0111. Saint-Emilion Restaurant,
3617 West 7th Street, Fort Worth TX 76107, 817.737.2781
Francois Chandou Welcomes New Owners of La Cave Warehouse
In Francois's words:
After 36 wonderful years,
Time has come to hang up my boots and say au revoir.
As of March 29, 2013, Kirk and Rhonda
Chandler are the new owners of La Cave Warehouse. Looking back all the way to the 1970s when I started La Cave, I feel very blessed for the amazing career that this country and its people have afforded me.
Growing up in the wine business under the astute mentorship of my late
father, Raymond Chandou, and later studying wine under the late Prof. Emile
Peynaud, it sort of made sense that I would somehow, somewhere end up in the
wine business myself. Texas welcomed me open heartedly and from the jillions
of bottles and cases handled over the last 40 years, my back and I feel that
we are done! It has been a fun ride, from innovating "wine by the glass" and
"wine storage" to teaching scores of wine courses at universities and
community colleges, a 10 year digression into food service, making
presentations to the wine trade in Texas and adjacent States on behalf of
the French Government, consulting with individuals and a plethora of
organizations, charities, etc.
But frankly, what stands out most in my mind are all the people I met along
the way. First, I want to express my gratitude to my wife, Anne, who
provided me, sometimes unconditionally, the necessary support without which
none of that would have been possible.
Wine, the 'healthiest of beverages' is indeed convivial. The times shared,
the bottles opened and the amazing dinners, the friendships forged with many of our clientele and the successes that we have enjoyed will always remain
an extraordinary part of our life. I am very proud of what we have achieved
and there have been times and people I will never forget.
I am very grateful to all of you for having made my life a better life. Many
of you are the side of the business that I will miss most. I hope that we
will cross path again and bid you not adieu' but au revoir'. Kirk and Rhonda are intent and determined to run La Cave the very same way we have and we will still be around and helping for a while. Please call, email and come by to meet the new owners. You will not be disappointed. Francois Chandou
AIWF / Dallas Farmers Market Friends Spring 2013 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, April 6th through May 4th, 2013, 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, or reserve online.
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, April 2013
Clive Coates, M.W., Burgundy Event
The Chaine des Rotisseurs, the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, Pogo?s Wines & Spirits and Coquerel Family Wine Estates invite you to an evening of Burgundy wines and the cuisine of Chef William Koval. Date/Time: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Location: Lakewood Country Club,
6430 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, Texas Cost: $185 Wines to be tasted:
Sauzet Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Garenne 2010
Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2011
V&S Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Embrazee 2011
Matrot Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 2010
Girardin Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2009
Michel Lafarge Volnay Vendages Selectiones 2009
Ligier Belair Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2008
Girardin Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2010 Reserve in advance, pre-paid: Janet Love jlove [at]ameripath [dot] com, phone 214.530.5210, fax 214.530.5232
No refunds for cancellations after April 3rd Attire: business casual
Les Dames d'Escoffier Dallas Chapter Dames Go Local Raiser Grazer at Union Station Sunday, March 3, 2013, 5-8pm
Location: Union Station, 400 S. Houston Street in Downtown Dallas Date/Time: Sunday, March 3rd, 2013, 5-8pm Cost: $65 Attire: Business casual Reserve: online
Local and international wines, an outdoor beer garden featuring local brew, and more than 25 chef-hosted kiosks, including:
Liz Baron, chef/owner, Blue Mesa Grill: Salad of Tassione Farms Greens, Mozzarella Company cheese, and olive oil, pecans and grapefruit from Texas Dunia Borga, chef/owner, La Duni: Arequipe (dulce de leche) with 3 Happy Cows Dairy Cream and Texas Pecans Tiffany Derry, chef: Pan Seared Scallops with Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Beurre Blanc Sharon Hage, chef, and Wendy Taggart, owner of Burgundy Pasture Beef: Burgundy Pastures Beef Keftah with 3 Happy Cows Tzaziki Sauce Lisa Perini, owner, Perini Ranch Steakhouse: Mesquite Smoked Peppered Tenderloin
The not-for-profit group provides education and professional support to women beginning their careers in the fields of food, beverage and hospitality. All funds raised are used to provide scholarships and endowments. Silent Auction
GO TEXAN WineCast
Texas: 5th largest wine producing state in the nation More than 180 wineries More than 280 commercial vineyards Texas' wine and wine grape industry: $1.35 billion
Dallas Farmers Market Winter 2013 Chef’s Cooking Class Series
Local chefs demonstrate favorite dishes inspired by produce fresh from the market Saturdays, January 19th - February 23rd, 2013, 11:30am to 1pm.
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. Location: Classes are held in the demonstration kitchen on the second floor of the Dallas Farmers Market Resource Center, 1010 S. Pearl Street, Dallas. Doors open 11am. 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. Information: 214.653.8088
Sponsored by The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF) and Dallas Farmers Market Friends.
- Richard Silverston, January 2013
2012 Dallas Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
Friday, November 30, 2012, 7-9:30pm SideDish review
The Irving Convention Center Grand Ballroom will be decked out in a Parisian paradise motif for the nation's largest Beaujolais gathering. The unique evening of wine, delicious food and joie de vivre is expected to draw more than 2,000 people, so order tickets in advance.
Tickets are $65 per person in advance or $70 at the door; parties of four or more are $60 each. Call 972.241.0111 to order or register online at Dallas' French American Chamber of Commerce website. Tickets can be purchased by MC/Visa, Amex, Diners Club, Discover, or cash.
DallasWine.com, November 2012
Dallas Town and Country Fall Wine Trail Date/Time: Saturday and Sunday, November 3rd and 4th, 2012, 1-6p Cost: $40, includes a tasting of selected wines at each winery on the trail, wine glass, lanyard to carry your ticket and tasting cards. Only one visit to each winery, but you may spread the trail across both days, Saturday and Sunday. Purchase tickets: Tickets can be purchased directly at the tasting rooms of any of the wineries on the trail: Caudalie Crest, 8540 FM 543, Celina, TX 75009, 214.578.6390 Collin Oaks Winery, 6874 County Road 398, Princeton, TX 75407, 214.504.9701 CrossRoads Winery, 15222 King Rd., Frisco, TX 75034, 972.294.4144 Landon Winery, 101 N. Kentucky Street, McKinney, TX 75069, 972.542.3030 Lone Star Wine Cellars, 103 E. Virginia St., McKinney, TX 75069, 972.547.9463 DallasWine.com, November 2012