Archive for September, 2009

why wine pairings matter

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Eric sent me the first article in an ongoing series by the head chef at Alinea restaurant in Chicago, Grant Achatz, about pairing wines and food. Subsequent articles touch on preparing offal (internal organs), pork belly, and wild turbot, what goes into preparing a dish and then how to pair that completed dish with wine. […]

Wine Dinner @ The Melting Pot (9/30)

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

The Melting Pot in Durham is having a wine dinner featuring Trinchero wines on Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30pm.  Five wines will be paired with their current Big Night Out menu which brings flavors from the Alps. The cost is $49 per person and space is limited, so call (919) 544-6358 to make a reservation […]

Bacchanalle: A Cultural Intervention (10/8)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Tobacco Road Cellars, a boutique Napa Valley winery, will introduce four new Cabernets during a celebration/silent auction at the RBC plaza pool deck high above downtown Raleigh from 6-9pm on Thursday, October 8. The event, “Bacchanalle: A Cultural Intervention,” will include wine tastings, a dinner paired with wine and music. The silent auction will offers […]

Cautivo Wine Dinner @ Skylines Cafe (9/27)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Skylines Cafe is having a wine dinner featuring Cautivo wines on Sunday, September 27 at 6:30pm. Dinner includes six courses, five of which will be paired with wine. The cost is $60 per person not including tax and gratuity;call (919) 550-7619 for reservations or send them an e-mail and say how many will be in […]

Pacific Northwest Wine Tasting @ Cafe Helios (9/17)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Cafe Helios in Raleigh is featuring wines from Oregon and Washington states during a tasting on Thursday, September 17 from 7-9pm. The cost is $15 which also includes light appetizers. There is a sign up sheet at Cafe Helios and there are about 20 seats still available. Alternatively, call (919) 838-5177 to reserve a spot.

Wine Dinner @ San Carlo Italian Bistro (9/17)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Note: This wine dinner has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 29 at 6:30pm. San Carlo Italian Bistro‘s next wine dinner will be Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 pm. The cost is $56 (plus tax and tip), call (919) 676-3262 to make your reservation. The Menu Hors o’dourves Clamcake guacamole e zeppole along w/ Freixenet Brut […]

Spirit of Spain Wine Dinner @ The Weathervane (9/16)

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The Weathervane at A Southern Season is hosting a Spirit of Spain wine dinner featuring six Spanish wines paired with a six-course meal on Wednesday, September 16 at 7pm. The dinner is being held in conjunction with the Picasso and the Allure of Language exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. A […]

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