August 13th, 2013 Donum Estate & Robert Stemmler Tasting at Sigel's Fitzhugh
Featuring Anne Moller-Racke, president and winegrower, Tues, 13-Aug, 5-7p. Complimentary, please RSVP. Donum Estate wines to be tasted: Chardonnay Carneros 2010, Pinot Noir Carneros 2010 (95ws), Pinot Noir Russian River 2010 (93ws). Robert Stemmler wines to be tasted: Chardonnay Estate 2011 Pinot Noir Estate 2010, Pinot Noir Nugent 2010. Sigel's, 3209 N Fitzhugh, Dallas TX 75204, 214.635.3162. Reserve: 214.635.3162 or email store04wine at sigels.com
August 12th, 2013 Texas Sommelier Conference Grand Tasting at Four Seasons Las Colinas
Texas Sommelier 2013 Conference Grand Tasting and Awards Reception Mon, 12-Aug, 7-9p, $95, features more than 200 wines. The Texas’ Best Sommelier Competition winner will be announced
and awarded during the event. Register online. Four Seasons Resort and Club, Dallas at Las Colinas, Irving, TX.
July 27th, 2013 Wine, Blues & BBQ at Vino 100 Vino 100's 8th anniversary Sat, 27-Jul, 2-5p, $45+tax includes all-you-can-eat Peggy Sue's barbecue and sides, selected barbecue-friendly wines and craft beers. Vino 100, 2909 McKinney Avenue, Suite A, Dallas, TX 75204. Advance reservation required: 214.969.9463
July 18th, 2013 Saint Arnold Beer Dinner at Grace Chef Blaine Staniford presents a meet and greet reception and an eight-course dinner featuring Saint Arnold beers Thurs, 18-Jul, 6:30p, $85, plus tax/gratuity. Reception Chef’s Selection of Passed Canapes Summer Pils, Boehemian-style Pilsner Beet Cured Salmon dill yogurt, smoked roe and rye Fancy Lawnmower true German-style Kölsch Smoked Chicken Thigh Enchilada aged cheddar, crushed pepitas and santo infused sour cream Santo Black Kölsch Maine Diver Scallop yuzu, green curry and banana Icon Amarillo Hefeweizen Lobster and Coconut Soup kaffir lime and cilantro Elissa IPA House Made Pork and Fennel Sausage grilled Texas peach and summer squash Endeavour Double IPA Muscovy Duck confit risotto, sour cherry compote and salt cured foie gras Bishop’s barrel No. 2 - Old Ale in Chardonnay Barrels with Cherries Divine Reserve #13 Braised Veal Breast summer root vegetables and warm potato salad Divine Reserve Belgian Quadrupel Valrhona Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding Woodford Reserve ice cream and salted caramel Bishop’s barrel #3 - Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout Grace, 777 Main Street (between 6th and 7th), Fort Worth TX 76102, valet parking available. Reserve: 817.877.3388
June 15th, 2013 Hands-on Cheesemaking Class at Mozzarella Company
Don aprons and hairnets, learn to make fresh ricotta, and then learn to stretch fresh mozzarella curd and form many varieties such as bocconcini and more. Includes tour of cheese factory and wine and cheese tasting. Sat, 15-Jun, 3-5p, $75. Must be 16 years or older and wear waterproof shoes with non-slip soles. Reservations 214.741.4072. Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226 (Deep Ellum).
June 1st, 2013 Wine Dinner at Flat Creek Estate First Saturday wine dinner, Sat 1-Jun, 6p, $65, includes Triple Amuse Bouche: Axis Pâté & Grilled Focaccia paired with Viognier 2011, Duroc Pork Rillette paired with Tempranillo 2010, and Seared Scallop and King Oyster Mushroom paired with Blanco Brio 2012. Menu
Smoked Shrimp Croquette, Chili Arbol Aioli, Cucumber Carrot Slaw, Cherry Tomato Confit Viognier 2011
Pecan Smoked Duck Breast, Caramelized Shallot and Brandy Vinaigrette, Cherry Tomato Confit, Truffle Custard Potatoes and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Tempranillo 2010
Kaffir Lime Gelee, Black Sesame Brittle, Grapefruit Supremes, Celery Sorbet, Candied Rose Petal
Blanco Brio 2012
Info: 512.267.6310. Reserve online. Flat Creek Estate, 24912 Singleton Bend East Road, Marble Falls TX 78654
May 29th, 2013 Rhone Wine Dinner at The Grape
Chef Brian Luscher pairs 3 courses with Rhone Valley wines Wed, 29-May, reservations start at 5:30p, $50 plus tax/gratuity. The Grape, 2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206. Reservations: 214.828.1981.
May 25th, 2013 Spanish Cheeses and Wines at Veritas Wine Room
Veritas teams up with Scardello Cheese for a tasting of Spanish cheeses and Travis James presents a selection of wines from Spain, Sat, 25-May, 4-6p, $20. To taste four additional wines add $15. Veritas Wine Room, 2323 N. Henderson Ave., #103, Dallas, TX 75206, (just east of The Capitol Pub) 214.841.9463
May 23rd, 2013 Travaglini Wine Tasting at Molto Formaggio
Thurs, 23-May 23, 4:30-6:30p. Meet Andrea Monti Perini, export manager for Travaglini Gattinara and taste Travaglini Gattinara, Travaglini Gattinara Tre Vigne, and Travaglini Il Sogno. Free and RSVP appreciated: phone 214.526.0700. Molto Formaggio, Highland Park Village Shopping Center (SW corner Preston & Mockingbird), 68 Highland Park Village, Dallas TX 75205, 214.526.0700
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
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 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 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.
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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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
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