News & Reviews

  • Wed, 17-Aug-2016
    Upcoming: A Night at the Movies: Dallas Chocolate Festival 2016 at Addison Conference and Theatre Centre 9/9/16

    Dallas Chocolate Festival 2016 "Lights, Camera, Action" raises the curtain with a red carpet movie night Friday, September 9, 2016, featuring a screening of Bean to Bar: A Film About Artisan Chocolate, a 54-minute documentary exploring trailblazing journeys of some of America's craft chocolate pioneers and the renaissance they have inspired. Following the film, attend Madame Cocoa's Q&A session with film producer, Bob Ridgely, and two chocolate makers featured in the film: Art Pollard from Amano Chocolate and Rob Anderson from Fresco Chocolate. $35 per person (or $60 for two), must be 21 to attend. Price includes cocktails, wine and chocolate pairings, non-alcohol beverages, bites from FT33, popcorn, movie screening, and Q&A. Purchase tickets online. Doors open at 7pm; movie at 8pm. Chocolate concessions will be for sale by individual chocolate makers and chocolatiers. Addison Conference and Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001. Free parking in lot on the corner of Addison Road and Addison Circle.

  • Sun, 14-Aug-2016
    French-American Chamber of Commerce Dallas/Fort Worth Annual Wine Festival Rebranded - Save the Date: 11/11/16
    Wine Festival

    The French-American Chamber of Commerce Dallas/Fort Worth (FACC DFW) is rebranding its annual wine festival. For its 33rd fest, formerly the Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival, the FACC will enrich the selection of wines, focus on French/International cuisine, and provide an upscale event. The festival is the organization's primary fundraising event. Revenues generated allow the Chamber to provide services to its network of members.
    Sponsorship opportunities
    Event date: Friday, November 11, 2016 VIP Champagne Reception: 6:30-7:30 pm; Wine Festival: 7:30-10:00 pm
    Event location: Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas TX 75209
    Tickets on sale: September 6, 2016

  • Wed, 29-Jun-2016
    Wine 101 with Chef Jon Bonnell, Fort Worth

    Chef Jon Bonnell is offering two two-night introductory wine courses at his Waters Restaurant. Choose July 12th and 14th ~OR~ July 26th and 28th (Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm). Over the two nights, participants will try 26 different wines paired with Chef Bonnell's dishes. $165, includes wine and food pairings for two nights. Call 817.984.1110 to reserve. Waters, Bonnell's Coastal Cuisine, 2901 Crockett Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

  • Tue, 28-Jun-2016
    Help Wanted at Sunset Winery, Burleson
    Sunset Winery

    Sunset Winery, The Best Little Wine House in Texas, is looking for a part-time Tasting Room Sales Associate, responsible for providing the front line guest experience by developing relationships that promote the sale of wine and increase brand loyalty. This position is the champion of customer service in creating the perfect balance of education and good times. Other duties and projects may be assigned. Please contact Bruce Anderson at 817.426.1141. Sunset Winery, 1535 S Burleson Blvd., Burleson, Texas 76028

  • Fri, 24-Jun-2016
    Wine Scholar Guild: France, Italy and Spain study and certification programs

    The Wine Scholar Guild provides study and certification programs on the wines and wine regions of France, Italy and Spain. Originally created as the French Wine Society, the organization now provides equally detailed study programs on Italy and Spain. Webinars and travel study programs are excellent. Learn about Italy in the Guild's recently introduced blog.

  • Sat, 30-Apr-2016
    Dates and Cities Announced for 2016 Provence Wine Pairing Luncheon-Seminars

    Wines of Provence will host a series of educational seminars and wine pairing luncheons for credentialed sommeliers and wine journalists in four cities, offering an opportunity to taste a diverse spectrum of Provence wines. In each city, a sommelier will provide an overview of the distinct terroirs of Provence and guide attendees through multiple courses of Provençal-inspired cuisine, each paired with a flight of wines demonstrating the region's diverse flavor profiles.

    Nashville - Monday, May 9, noon-2pm, The Stables at Husk
    New Orleans - Tuesday, May 3, noon-2pm, Calcasieu
    Denver - Thursday, May 5, noon-2pm, Acorn
    Phoenix - September TBD

    For more information or to request an invitation, please contact Allison Slute, at or 202.499.4264.