Thursday, December 10th Wild Game VI VIEW MENU
The 6th annual Wild Game Night is here. Pheasant, Quail, Squab, Rabbit and Venison! Come and root yourself on, this is Game Night! $95 per person. Optional wine pairings $55.
Nov 10 OUT OF THE BOX
Nov 17 LANGUEDOC/ROUSILLON
Nov 24 PRODUCER WINE SERIES: BONNY DOON
Dec 1 AUSTRIA
Dec 8 BORDEAUX
Dec 15 SICILY
Dec 22 ALTO ADIGE
Dec 29 BUBBLES
Jan 5 CATALONIA
Jan 12 RHONE
Tuesday, Nov 3rd U.S.A. VIEW MENU
Since this Wine Series dinner will fall on the same day as Election Day here in the United States, we figured why not celebrate our freedom with some American wine classics. We’re talking California Chardonnay, Oregon Pinot Noir, and more. While we don’t have the history that Europe does in terms of viticulture, some of these New World wines might give the Old World a run for their money.
Tuesday, Nov 10th "Out of the Box" VIEW MENU
France, Italy and the US are all turning to boxes for packaging wine. Many consider this alternative a packaging revolution that is more environmentally sound than bottling. We may cringe now when we don't hear the cork pop, but we are not supposed to judge a book by its cover anyways. Tonight we are looking into the future of wine and "outside the box".
Tuesday, Nov 17th Languedoc/Roussillon VIEW MENU
These two regions, although culturally and geographically very different, are often bracketed together. Both regions have seen a surge in quality over the past few decades. Roussillon, which has cultural ties to Catalan, is known especially for its sweet wines. The Languedoc makes wines based on Grenache, Syrah and Carignan.
Tuesday, Nov 24th
Producer Wine Series: Bonny Doon VIEW MENU
Notable wine maker and Burgundian lover, Randall Grahm, intended to cultivate “the great American Pinot Noir” in the mountains of Santa Cruz but realized early on that the varietals of Rhone flourished more in the Central Coast of California. In 1986 his first wine, Le Cigare Volant, a homage to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, was released. In 1989 Randall appeared on the cover of the Wine Spectator, wearing blue polyester and was dubbed “The Rhône Ranger,” a moniker that has mercilessly followed him ever since and has been given to other producers following his path.
Tuesday, Dec 1st
Austria VIEW MENU
The unique wines of Austria have long stood in the shadow of her neighbor, Germany, but it is time to shine a spotlight on these not-to-be-overlooked beauties. Gruner Veltliner is the most prominent grape in the country, although there are many other aromatic varietals, both white and red. Note how the Austrian flag, the mandatory decal on all bottle caps, reflects a sense of pride and craftsmanship in winemaking.
Tuesday, Dec 8th
Bordeaux VIEW MENU
France’s “King” of wine regions, Bordeaux is one of our favorites. These classic wines are blended with primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Let’s not forget the crisp, mineral-driven, white wines!
Tuesday, Dec 15th
Sicily VIEW MENU
Sicily, the hot volcanic island just off “the boot”, has recently undergone a wine revolution. Throughout history, Sicilian wines were known for their sweetness. However, modernization and serious winemaking are changing that. Nero d’Avola, Sicily’s most important varietal, is capable of making complex, robust reds.
Tuesday, Dec 22nd
Alto Adige VIEW MENU
Alto Adige, located in Northeast Italy, was part of Austria up until the end of WWI. Today the land of Südtirol (South Tyrol), as its called in German, still retains much of its historic character and has become a cultural and viticultural melting pot. Whites tend to be full-bodied and aromatic, while reds are subtle and lighter in body.
Tuesday, Dec 22nd
Bubbles VIEW MENU
There’s nothing like the fine mousse of a French Crémant, or colloquially speaking, a chilled glass of bubbly! Toasty whites, blushing rosés and even deep hues of garnet hail from various lands. With New Year's right around the corner, let's raise a glass to all types of bubbles!