Wednesday, June 24th
A Night with Terry Theise
T.W. Food Restaurant and James Beard Award winning wine author and importer, Terry Theise, join forces for a special night of food, wine, and sarcastic commentary! We will be serving a five-course dinner menu with “side-by-side” comparative wine pairings from Terry's Austrian and German portfolios.We hope you are all as excited as we are! $175 per person. Five courses / wines included. 7:00 pm seating only. Tickets are limited, reservations are required. Please call for a reservation. (No alternative menu options will be offered for this particular evening.)
May 19 RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
May 26 LOIRE VALLEY
June 2 ROSE
June 9 ARGENTINA/CHILE
June 16 GREECE
June 23 OREGON
June 30 VENETO
July 7 BUBBLES
July 14 SAUVIGNON
Tuesday, May 19th Russian River Valley VIEW MENU
Tucked away in the middle of Sonoma County lies the Russian River Valley. The foggy, cool climate mixed with millions of years of volcanic activity has created what’s known today as Goldridge soil – a golden loam and sandstone mixture. Since the earliest Mediterranean immigrants that made the trip to the West Coast in the 19th century, the region has been known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines, but at this point, the appellation produces plenty of other varieties as well.
Tuesday, May 26th Loire Valley VIEW MENU
How can one even begin to describe the significance and impact the Loire Valley has had on the winemaking world in a few simple sentences? To speak of the elegance of Sancerre or Pouilly Fumé would only be discussing one varietal in a couple appellations of one sub-region in the Loire. Together, the Upper Loire, Central Loire, and Pays Nantais produce white wines that are good enough to make you question if any other white wine you’ve had was really as memorable.
Tuesday, June 2nd Rosé VIEW MENU
Picture a king in the Middle Ages drinking red Bordeaux at a feast. What comes to mind? A fur cloak and a golden goblet, naturally. What might surprise you is that inside the goblet wasn’t the Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc we associate with Bordeaux today, but rather a liquid that much more closely resembled rosé. In fact, some historians believe that rosé may be the oldest type of wine since winemakers’ knowledge of extended maceration and hard pressing techniques are relatively modern. One thing we do know is that it is delicious. Every day is rosé season.
Tuesday, June 9th Chile/Argentina VIEW MENU
Although wine has been grown in South America since the conquistadors brought grapevines with them from Spain (along with diseases too, but that’s a different story), the regions didn’t get much recognition until French immigrants brought classic varietals with better growing techniques in the mid-19th century. Both Argentina and Chile have the fortune to have a wide array of climates, and the ability to produce a multitude of different wines.
Tuesday, June 16th Greece VIEW MENU
Wine has always been at the epicenter of Greek culture, and it has always been seamlessly interwoven in every aspect of life. In fact, since the late 20th century, there has been a resurgence of Greek winemaking brought on by a new generation, who want to celebrate their heritage, and show to the world that Greece still means something to the wine world. Producing both traditional Greek varietals, and also more universal wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Tuesday, June 23rd Oregon VIEW MENU
With California just to the south, it’s easy to overlook Oregon’s impact on the American winemaking scene. However, the state has really come in to its own producing some high quality Pinot noir and Pinot gris. It might not produce the volume that California does, but there is certainly a reason why Oregonian Pinots are considered world-renowned and have developed a style unique to Oregon.
Tuesday, June 30th Veneto VIEW MENU
With the Alps protecting it from harsh climates, the northeastern Italian region of Veneto produces wines that are truly special. The region is neither the warmer Mediterranean to the south nor the colder Germanic regions to the north. It is literally and figuratively right in the middle with its culture, cuisine, and winemaking. Venetian wines span from the powerful red Amarone, to the light and bubbly Prosecco.