Archive for February, 2009

Wine Review: 2005 Chateau Fontbernard

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

2005 Chateau Fontbernard Red Bordeaux Blend Bordeaux, Montagne-St. Émilion $18 @ Total Wine My plan this week is to compare a Bordeaux wine from a similar area and price range to the 2003 Chateau Puy-Guilhem I reviewed last week. I could not find a 2003 but I had a 2005 that fits the bill from […]

Labouré-Roi Burgandy Wine Dinner @ Spice Street

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Spice Street in Chapel Hill is hosting a four-course wine dinner with Emilie Terrier, brand ambassador for Labouré-Roi on Thursday, March 5 at 7pm for $60 per person (not including tax and tip). No word yet on the wines being served, but I’ve included the menu below. Seating for this event is limited and on […]

Basics of Wine Class @ Durham Tech

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Todd Wielar, owner of the Chapel Hill Wine Company is teaching a six-week class on the basics of wine. Learn how to taste, serve, store, open wine, read a label and gain insight into the main grape varietals and the regions in which they grow. The classes will be every Thursday from 5 to 7pm […]

Hope Valley Bottle Shop is online!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Hooray! As a side note: I have a particular stake in this as I designed this website for Drew and Thomas, but now you will be able to get tasting information directly from the source. Please still visit us once in a while though, or we’ll miss you terribly. :)

Wine Review: 2003 Chateau Puy Guilhem

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

2003 Chateau Puy Guilhem 90% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc Fronsac (Bordeaux) $22 @ Wine Authorities This is a very special bottle of wine for me. Not only have I met the wine maker, Jean Marc, but I was so impressed with his wine that I bought a case of it with a special […]

Icon Estates Wine Dinner @ Skylines Cafe

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Skylines Café in Clayton is hosting a five course wine dinner with Michael Highsmith of Icon Estates on Sunday, March 1 starting at 6pm. Cost is $60 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Call (919) 550-7619 for reservations or more information. The Menu: 1st Diver Scallops with Chiffonnade Spinach, Passion fruit Vinaigrette Franciscan Sauvignon […]

Wine Dinner @ San Carlo Italian Bistro

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

San Carlo Italian Bistro (9660 Falls Of Neuse Rd in Raleigh) is hosting a wine dinner on March 10, starting at 6:30pm. The cost is $55.99 per person, call (919) 676 3262 for reservations. The Menu: Hors o’dourves Antipasti Baroncini Vernaccia (red) Appetizer Grilled eggplant w/ mozzarella di Buffala, fresh tomato over babay spinach top […]

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