News & Reviews

  • 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.

  • Fri, 25-Sep-2015
    Monastrell Conference in Alicante, Spain, November 12, 2015
    Monastrell Conference

    The program at the Auditorio de la Diputación in Alicante, Spain includes representatives from DO Vinos de Alicante, DO Jumilla and DO Yecla, representatives from the Valencian Community, Castile-La Mancha, Murcia, the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (where the grape is known as Mourvedre), California and Australia, will participate. Spanish participants will include Rosa Angulo, the Director of Wines for ICEX Spain, Trade and Investment; Luis Leza, Head of the Wine Products Area of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (MAGRAMA); Dr. Vicente Sotés, Professor of Viticulture at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; Dr. Rafael Martínez Font of the Universidad Miguel Hernández; prominent Spanish chef Suzi Diáz and winemaker Miguel Gil of Bodegas Juan Gil (DO Jumilla). International participants include French oenologist Bruno Prats and American Gerry Dawes, an expert on Spanish gastronomy.