Kermit Lynch Wine Dinner @ Southern Season (9/24)

leandra wrote this on September 20, 2011

Join A Southern Season in Chapel Hill and Kermit Lynch representative Thomas Morgan for a night of fine food and wine this Saturday, September 24th.

Five courses and five wines will be served for $75/person. Call (919) 929-9466 for more information and reservations.

The Menu

Charcuterie and Cheese
Regis Bouvier – Marsannay Rose

Griswold Seared Scallops
Chateau de Lascaux – Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc

Smoked Stuffed Quail
Ermitage du Pic St Loup Rouge

Pepper Crusted Lamb Loin
Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge

Dark Chocolate Cake
Domaine La Tour Vielle Banyuls “Rimage”

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Grapes & Glam: A Downtown Ladies Wine & Jewelry Fundraiser Event (9/26)

vino wrote this on September 16, 2011

Join and Method Child Development Center for a fun-filled night of wine and jewelry on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 7 – 9:30pm.

25% of all wine proceeds from Grapes & Glam will be donated as a charitable contribution to Method Child Development Center, Raleigh’s first multi-racial 501c3 nonprofit daycare.

The event is FREE to attend with a suggested donation of any size and for every $5 glass of wine purchased you’ll receive one raffle ticket for attractive prizes from local businesses.

Register today!

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Sustainable Seas Wine Dinner @ Blue Seafood (9/21)

vino wrote this on September 16, 2011

Blu Seafood is featuring four courses of sustainable seafood from CleanFish, each paired with a wine from the Hope Valley Bottle Shop. All of the wines selected follow at least sustainable agriculture, if not fully organic practices. Space is limited and the price is $45 per person (plus tax and tip), please call Blu for reservations at (919) 286-9777.

The Menu

Laughing Bird Shrimp with Lemongrass, Green Papaya Slaw and Sweet Soy
‘Le Berceau’ Blanquette de Limoux Brut NV, Languedoc, France

Carina Red Fish with Prosciutto, Roasted Squash, Spinach, Sherry Vinaigrette and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
Domaine de Martinolles Pinot Noir 2010, Vin de Pays l’Aude, France

Loch Duart Salmon with Mushroom Bread Pudding, Poblano Butter and Tobacco Onion Rings
Cono Sur Carmenere 2009, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Apple Strudel with Cinnamon Ice Cream
Santa Julia Tardio 2009, Mendoza, Argentina

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Jemrose Vineyards Wine Dinner @ Jujube (9/20)

leandra wrote this on September 15, 2011

Jujube and the Hope Valley Bottle Shop are pairing up for another wine dinner featuring Jemrose Vineyard wines on Tuesday, September 20 at 7pm. There are only two seats left, so call quickly (960-0555)  to reserve your spot! The price is $55/person, plus tax and tip.

The Menu

Ginger, coconut, and pumpkin soup with red rice and hijiki
2008 Egret Pond Viognier

Crispy duck with sweet basil glaze and roasted tomato
2007 Foggy Knoll Grenache

Jujube and pork stuffed red pepper with red curry and mushrooms
2007 Cardiac Hill Syrah

Roasted sirloin Sichuan au poivre with shallot and potato hash
2007 Gloria’s Gem (Syrah/Merlot)

If you can’t make it to the dinner, there will be a free Jemrose Winery tasting at Hope Valley Bottle Shop on Saturday, September 24th from 4:30-7:00pm.

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Fine Wine Auction at Leland Little Auction and Estate Sales (9/16)

vino wrote this on September 15, 2011

Leland Little Auction and Estate Sales is holding another quarterly Fine Wine Auction in Hillsborough, NC at 6pm on Friday, September 16th. For those arriving early, free wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. If you have any questions, please contact our Wine Director, Mark Solomon, at (919) 225.5916, or email him at Click here to see a list of wine available at the auction.

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Maysara Winery Lunch @ Zely & Ritz (7/19)

vino wrote this on July 14, 2011

Tahmiene Momtazi, the winemaker at Maysara Winery in the Willamette Valley of Oregon will be at Zely & Ritz for lunch on Tuesday, July 19th. The family style, casual lunch will be served at 12 noon and is $15 a person plus tax & gratuities. Please call (919) 828-0018 for reservations.

The Wines
Asheen Pinot Gris ’10
3 Degrees Pinot Noir ’09
Jamsheed Pinot Noir ’08
Estate Pinot Noir ’08

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Farmer’s Wine Dinner @ Piedmont (7/28)

vino wrote this on July 14, 2011

Wine Authorities is teaming up with Piedmont on Thursday, July 28th for a dinner featuring wines from producers who are more farmer than winemaker. Using primarily local ingredients, chef Marco Shaw will be preparing five courses to match with the wines and philosophy of these agrarian artists.

The cost is $65 per person (plus tax and tip) and reservations required and limited by calling 683-1213. It may sell out before the food/wine pairings are announced.

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