December 19th, 2013 First Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting at The Wine Poste
Thurs, 19-Dec (rescheduled from 5-Dec due to weather), 6p, $25 ($40 per couple), featuring 20+ champagnes and sparkling wines from all over the world plus oysters flown in from the Pacific Northwest. Purchase ticket online. The Wine Poste Dallas, 2001 Irving Blvd, Suite 145, Dallas TX 75207. 214.272.3221
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
December 5th, 2013 Brewer-Clifton Wine Tasting at Sigel's Elite - Fitzhugh
Thurs, 5-Dec, 5-7p. Wines to be tasted: Chardonnay 3D 2010 93rp; Chardonnay Gnesa 2009 92rp; Chardonnay Sea Smoke 2010 91rp; Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills 2010 91rp; Chardonnay Sweeney Canyon 2009 91rp; Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2011 92rp; Pinot Noir Mt Carmel 2010 93rp; Pinot Noir Clos Pepe 2009 93st;
Pinot Noir Melville 2010 92rp; Pinot Noir 3D 2009 93st. Sigel's Elite, 3209 N Fitzhugh, Dallas TX 75204. Complimentary, please RSVP online or phone Jim Fleming at 214.635.3162.
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
Make it a Merry Month Class at Molto Formaggio Mon, 9-Dec, 6:30p Tues, 10-Dec, 6:30p
Three courses of food paired with wine featuring items for holiday merriment. $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, Reserve in advance: 214.526.0700
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,
November 14th, 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. Thurs, 14-Nov, 6:30-8:30p, $50. Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm Street (Deep Ellum), Dallas TX 75226. Reserve: 214.741.4072
November 9th, 2013 Texas Brewvolution Beer Festival at Fair Park Centennial Bldg
The Big Texas Beer Fest and Untapped festivals join forces to create Texas Brewvolution, to kick off North Texas Beer Week, formerly known as Dallas Beer Week, Sat, 9-Nov, 1p, VIP $60+tax; $35+tax general admission, admitted at 2p. Purchase tickets in advance online.
November 8th, 2013 Premium Port Tasting at WineTastic
With John Linklater, Premium Port Wines, Fri, 8-Nov, 7-9p, $25+tax/gratuity. Reserve: 214.559.8910. WineTastic, 4140 Lemmon Ave., Ste 130, Dallas, TX 75219. 214.559.8910
November 5th, 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, 5-Nov, 6:30-8:30p, $50. Reserve: 214.741.4072. Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm Street, Dallas (Deep Ellum) TX 75226
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 19th, 2013 Zinfandel Tasting at WineTastic Terri Burney presents Zinfandel in some of its many styles, Sat, 19-Oct, come and go from 7-10p. $30 +tax/gratuity includes a flight of six red Zinfandels accompanied by complementary appetizers. WineTastic, 4140 Lemmon Avenue, Suite 130, Dallas TX 75219. 214.559.8910
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 Marchesi de Frescobaldi Winery Dinner and Tasting at Jimmy's
Wed, 16-Oct, 6:30p (check-in begins at 6:15), $59 +tax includes dinner prepared by chef Alessio Franceschetti and tasting of Marchesi de Frescobaldi wines presented by Galen Crippin, export manager. Wines to be tasted: Remole Toscana; Nipozzano; Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni; Lucente; Pomino Pinot Nero; Castelgiocondo Brunello; and Mormoreto.
Reservation required: 214.823.6180. Jimmy's Food Store, 4901 Bryan, Dallas.
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
October 10th, 2013 Biale 2011 Zinfandel Tasting and Ramos Pinto Port Tasting at Sigel's - Greenville
Thurs, 10-Oct, 5-6:30p, complimentary tasting of current Zinfandal releases with Dave Pramuk, founding partner, Robert Biale Vineyards.
Thurs, 10-Oct, 5-7p, complimentary Ramos Pinto Port tasting with Joao Machete, export manager for Ramos Pinto. Sigel’s - Greenville, 5757 Greenville, Dallas. RSVP: David Waddington, 214.739.4012.
October 3rd, 2013 La Cave Warehouse Welcomes Jeanne-Marie de Champs La Cave Warehouse invites you a tasting with Jeanne-Marie de Champs highlighting four wines from the heart of Burgundy: Denis Carre White Bourgogne 2009, Chassagne Montrachet VV Amiot 2010, Gevrey Chambertin Leclerc 2008, and Morey St. Denis S. Magnien 2009. Thurs 3-Oct, 5-7pm, complimentary but please phone 214.747.9463 to RSVP. La Cave Warehouse, 1931 Market Center Blvd. #129, Dallas TX 75207. 214.747.9463
October 1st, 2013 Off the Vine Tasting at Classic Wine Storage
Taste six Solena wines guided by Doug Cohen, national sales manager, Soléna Estate. Tues, 1-Oct, 7p, $20 plus tax, 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
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.
August 21st, 2013 Large and Hard Cheese Tasting Class at Scardello's Rich Rogers guides tasting of a delicious selection of cheeses correctly described as large and hard. Fri, 21-Aug, 7p, $35, includes wines. Tonight's profits benefit the teaching award honoring late cheese expert Daphne Zepos. Scardello Artisan Cheese, 3511 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas TX 75219. Reserve: 214.219.1300
August 20th, 2013 Euro Cocktail at Cafe des Artistes
Tues, 20-Aug, 5:30-7:30p, $35 ($25 members). Reserve online with sponsoring organization French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) or phone 972.241.0111. Co-sponsors include British American Commerce Association of DFW, Finnish American Business Guild, German American Chamber of Commerce, Greek American Chamber of Commerce, and Swedish American Chamber of Commerce. Cafe des Artistes, 214.217.6888, 1722 Routh Street, #132, Dallas TX 75201
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
WSJ Will Lyons on Wine, 11/21/13
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Texas: 5th largest wine producing state in the nation Wine trails: 11
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Texas' wine and wine grape industry: $1.7 billion
Commercial growers: 315
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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
- DallasWine.com, October 2013
Gargiulo Wine Dinner at Grace - Fort Worth Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 6:30pm
Chef Blaine Staniford's five-course seated dinner follows meet and greet reception at 6:30pm with Justin Dragoo, president/general manager, Gargiulo Vineyards.
Menu Chef's Selection of Passed Canapés Gérard Bertrand, Brut, Crémant de Limoux, France, 2010 Butter Poached Maine Lobster
fennel custard, ruby grapefruit and tarragon Pinot Grigio, Money Road Ranch, Oakville, Napa, 2012 Roasted Striped Bass
chorizo, clams and cannellini beans Merlot, Money Road Ranch, Oakville, Napa, 2008 Pork Cheek Manicotti
pancetta sugo, house ricotta and cavolo nero 'Aprile' Sangiovese, Money Road Ranch, Oakville, Napa, 2009 Kobe Ribeye Cap
celery root puree, porcini mushroom and brussels sprouts Cabernet Sauvignon, Money Road Ranch, Oakville, Napa, 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon, 575 OVX, Major 7 Study, Oakville, Napa, 2010 Buttermilk Panna Cotta
pound cake crumble, balsamic roasted strawberries and black sesame Rosato di Sangiovese, Money Road Ranch, Oakville, Napa, 2012
Cost: $175 plus tax/gratuity Reserve: 817.877.3388 Location: Grace, 777 Main Street, Fort Worth TX 76102. 817.877.3388
AIWF / Dallas Farmers Market Friends Fall 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, September 21st through October 19th, 2013, 11:30am until 1pm. Doors open 11 am. Cost: $30 at the door, space permitting ($25 in advance online); $110 for a 5-class package. Group rates for 10 or more. Download reservation form. Paid reservations will be held at the door for each class. Cancellations require one week advance notice. Information: 214.653.8088
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.
- Richard Silverston, September 2013
Harvest Fest at Sunset Winery - Burleson Saturday, October 5th, 2013, 3-7 pm
Sunset Winery's 2013 Harvest Fest includes live music, crafts and contests; at 6pm burgers with all the fixings, sides, and dessert
Cost: $20/adult; $10/kids aged 5-12 Reserve: Phone 817.426.1141 by 5 pm, October 3
$10 of each adult admission and $30 from each World of Wines case sale benefit Wings of Hope Equine Therapy. Location: Sunset Winery, 1535 S. Burleson Blvd., Burleson TX 76028; 817-426-1141