Upcoming Opportunities to Taste

There are a handful of great opportunities to taste around Dallas in the up coming weeks. Here are a few stand outs.

Gloria Collell with Ferrer

Next Wednesday night Veritas welcomes Gloria Collell from the Ferrer family of wines to taste selections from their Heredad Collection of high end, boutique wine from throughout Spain.  And, best of all, it is free.

The tasting will be from 6pm-8:30pm, a perfect place to stop prior to attending the Domaine Serene dinner at The Grape at 7pm on Wednesday.  

As Andrew Chalk noted earlier, this is going to be a very special dinner.  And, a little teaser, not only will Southeast Regional Sales Manger, the charming Ginger Dollins be pouring a 2003 Evanstad Reserve side by side with the 2007, 95 point Evanstad Reserve, but also the pinnacle of Oregon Pinot Noir from Domaine Serene, 2006 Monogram.  Monogram is only made in specific years with hand selected Pinot Noir grapes that are aged 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels, then bottle aged for 24 months.  This is a wine that is meant to be aged, like the great Burgundy’s of the world, with similar earthy, dense and complex flavors.

Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5pm-7pm Sigel’s on Greenville will hold a 25th anniversary tasting of Marilyn Wines with a special anniversary bottle of Marilyn Merlot, made in honor of Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe, with a screen printed publicity photo of Marilyn from the 1950’s creating the label.  Additionally, guests will have a chance to win a pair of diamond earings…real or faux…we don’t know…but you will have a chance to win them.  More details here.

Sigel’s also welcomes Stephen Janes, Sales Director for the acclaimed Brewer-Clifton and Melville Wineries on Tuesday, September 27 at their Fitzhugh location from 5pm-7pm for a tasting of current releases from winemakers Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton.  Perhaps best known for their intense and concentrated Pinot Noir, I am also a fan of their age-worthy Chardonnay and Syrah.  The tasting is free, but you must RSVP here.

Thursday, September 29, Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House hosts a walk around tasting of wines from Australia and New Zealand paired with tasty bites from the amazing Chamberlain kitchen.  Wines to be poured include Oyster Bay Pinot Noir, Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc, d’Arenberg ‘High Trellis’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Bleasdale “The Broad-Side” Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon, and more.  Reservations required – 972-934-2467.

Samar celebrates their 2nd Anniversary with a special dinner on October 6th created by Chefs Stephan Pyles and Jon Thompson and featuring Turkish and Lebanese wine…..belly dancers and fortune tellers will perform adding spice to the night.  Reservations recommended – 214-922-9922

The 6th installment of the Bijoux wine tasting series is October 14 from 7pm-8pm, with Sommelier/co-owner Gina Gottlich featuring Central Coast and Paso Robles wines from California with American Rhone style wine, including Tablas Creek Roussanne, Paso Robles, Qupe Syrah, Central Coast, Qupe Grenache, Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley, and more paired with light appetizers from Chef/co-owner Scott Gottlich. Reservations required -214.350.6100.

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