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
February 19th, 2013 Kick in for the Wine Curmudgeon
Everything you need to know about cheap wine from someone who has made it his life's work - and isn't embarrassed about it. Kick in for The Wine Curmudgeon's Guide to Cheap Wine before Tues, 19-Feb, 5p. Minimum pledge $1, but backing Jeff Siegel with $25 gets you a copy of the ebook edition plus the second edition.
February 18th, 2013 Off the Vine Titus Vineyards Wine Tastng at Classic Wine Storage
Taste Titus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Sauvignon Blanc Mon, 18-Feb 7p. $20 +tax includes wine tasting accompanied by an assortment of cheese, bread, fruit and chocolate. 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
January 31st, 2013 Euro Cocktail at Cadot Restaurant
Thurs, 31-Jan, 6-8p, $35 ($25 members). Reserve online by Mon, 28-Jan with sponsoring organization French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) 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. Cadot Restaurant, 972.267.5700, 18111 Preston Rd, #120, Dallas, TX 75252.
December 6th, 2012 Bodegas Paternina Tasting at Vino100
Importer Jorge Gomar showcases four Bodegas Paternina Rioja D.O. wines Thurs, 6-Dec, 6-8p, $35 +tax, includes tasting of wines, paella from Si Tapas Bar, Spanish cheeses and olives. Vino100, 2909 McKinney Avenue, Suite A, Dallas, TX 75204. Reservations required: 214.969.9463
December 4th, 2012 Wine Class at Times Ten Cellars
Times Ten Cellars presents the basics of wine. Tues, 4-Dec. 7-9p, $44.95, includes education, tasting of six wines, appetizers, and a bottle of wine to take home. Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased in advance online. Info: contact Chris or James at x10class [at] yahoo [dot] com. Times Ten Callars, 6324 Prospect Ave, Dallas TX 75214. 214.824.9463
November 30th, 2012 Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
Fri, 30-Nov, 7-9:30p, $70, includes commemorative wine glass, food and wine tasting, entertainment, silent auction and more. Reserve: 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 15th, 2012 Spanish Wine Tasting featuring Numanthia's Manuel Louzada at Sigel's
Spanish wine tasting featuring Bodega Numanthia winemaker Manuel Louzada, Thurs, 15-Nov, 5-7p, complimentary. Wines to be tasted include: Numanthia Toro Termanthia '08 (96rp), Numanthia Toro Numanthia '09 (92st), Numanthia Toro Termes '09 (91ws), Finca Dofí Priorat '08 (93rp), Les Terrasses Priorat Velles Vignes '09 (91-94rp), Palacios Villa de Corullón Bierzo '08 (92st), Dominio de Pingus Ribera del Duero PSI '10 (92rp), Pesquera Ribera del Duero '09 (91st), Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Reserva '07 (90rp). Please RSVP to David Waddington or Ben Coyle by phoning 214.739.4012. Sigel's, 5757 Greenville Avenue, Dallas
November 7th, 2012 Vertical Tasting of Château Clerc Milon and d'Armailhac at Total Wine - Dallas
Wed, 7-Nov, 6:30-8p, $25, visit the store in person to reserve. Wines: Château Clerc Milon 1998 - International Wine Cellar 91 pts, Château Clerc Milon 2006 - Wine Advocate 91 pts, Château Clerc Milon 2009 - James Suckling 95 pts, Château d'Armailhac 2005 - Wine Spectator 90 pts, Château d'Armailhac 2006 - Wine Advocate 91 pts, Château d'Armailhac 2009 - Wine Enthusiast 91 pts. Total Wine & More, 9350 N. Central Expressway, (Best Buy Plaza), Dallas TX 75231, 214.750.4605
November 7th, 2012 Wine Faults Tasting Class at Wine²
Wed, 7-Nov, 7p, $15, includes good sips as well. Wine², 110 W Oak St A, Denton, TX 76201. RSVP: 940.384.9463
Rioja DOCa Sommelier Series Trade Seminar: Austin; San Antonio; Houston
In-depth look at the Rioja DOCa region. Complimentary, trade only presentation by Master Sommelier Guy Stout. Tues, 28-May, 2p, Austin: Wink, 1014 N. Lamar Blvd Wed, 29-May, 2p, San Antonio: Myron's Prime, 10003 NW Military Hwy Thurs, 30-May, 2p, Houston: Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston TX 77056-4401
RSVP to GStout [at] glazers [dot] com
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
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
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
- Richard Silverston, March 2013
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.