Archive for August, 2008

Wine Authorities tasting notes

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

We hit Wine Authorities right at noon for their weekly free wine tasting, mainly so we wouldn’t miss out on the second round of Locopops. (Our review at the bottom of this post.) The wines we tried… Vénus de Pinchinat, Vin de Pays Blanc 2007 (France), 100% Rolle (Vermentino grape), medium alcohol, a good food-pairing […]

Spanish wine dinner @ Weathervane

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Weathervane @ University Mall in Chapel Hill is hosting a Spanish Wine Dinner on Wednesday, September 10, starting at 7pm. Enjoy five Spanish wines appropriately paired with courses from Weathervane Executive Chef, Patrick Cowden. Juline Chevalier, Educational Curator from the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University will be in attendance to introduce and discuss […]

Wine after Work on Thursdays @ Parker and Otis

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Visit Parker and Otis in downtown Durham every Thursday for $2.50 glasses of wine after work until close (7pm).

Wines of Tuscany dinner @ Panzanella

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

September Wine Dinner: Wines of Tuscany at Panzanella on Monday, September 8th from 7-9:30 pm. Mike Tiano of Haw River Wine Man will take diners on a wine tasting tour of Tuscany, spotlighting the Sangiovese grape, but also including white and rosé wines. Plenty of delicious food will be served from the Panzanella kitchen to […]

yet another reason to hope gas prices drop

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Kevin Callaghan, owner of Acme Food & Beverage in Carrboro is currently selling all draft beers and wines by the glass for the price of a gallon of gas (in Carrboro). As of yesterday (Monday) the price was $3.62. Callaghan plans to keep this up at least through the end of the year.

Corks for Kids: drink wine, support UNC hospitals

Monday, August 25th, 2008

On Thursday, September 11th and Friday, September 12th, Durham and Chapel Hill restaurants will host winemaker dinners, where tables of 6-10 people will be seated with a winemaker from Australia or New Zealand for an intimate evening of dining and drinking. On Saturday evening, all fifteen winemakers will get together at the Friday Center in […]

BrandyWine Cellars tasting notes

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

We found two new wines we liked at the weekly free wine tasting at BrandyWine Cellars yesterday afternoon… Vinum Chenin Blanc from South Africa, we are always on the lookout for South African wines and this one did not disappoint. Grassy, minerally and tart. I also got the distributor’s card (hi Laura!) to see if […]

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