Wednesday & Thursday, October 29th & 30th
Wild Mushroom VIEW MENU
Explore the world of the forest floor, with beautifully foraged fall mushrooms. A little cooking from France, Italy and Japan. Enjoy!
$85 per person. Optional wine pairings $55. Vegetarian Menu available.
September 23 PROVENCE
September 30 LAST SUMMER WINE SERIES
October 7 CABERNET
October 14 SHERRY
October 21 RIOJA
October 28 RED WINES OF GERMANY
November 4 SHIRAZ/SYRAH
November 11 NORTHERN ITALY
November 18 LEBANON
Tuesday, October 7th Cabernet VIEW MENU
Cabernet Sauvignon is the offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of black cherry, cassis, cedar and tobacco. Cabernet Franc, prefers cooler climates and tends to be lighter in body with aromas of green bell pepper. Whether blended or single variety wines, both are deliciously different! And great for cooler autumn evenings!
Tuesday, October 14th Sherry VIEW MENU
Sherry is a fortified wine made from grapes grown near the town of Jerez, Spain. Sherry comes in a range of styles, such as dry Finos, nutty Amontillados, Manzanilla,
or Oloroso. Each style differs greatly in color and sweetness yet they are all produced in the same method, using the Solera System. Sherry is great with food, as an aperitif, for dessert, or just on its own!
Tuesday, October 21st Rioja VIEW MENU
Rioja is Spain's most recognized wine region, known for barrel aged red wines of Tempranillo and Garnacha. New American and French oak used for maturation, delivers aromas of coconut, vanilla and spice into the wines. Each bottle is labeled Jóven, Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva in correlation to the time it has spent aging. Expect big juicy reds with lots of character!
Tuesday, October 28th
Reds of Germany/Austria VIEW MENU
Germany and Austria share more than just a border! Commonalities include some grape varieties, wine styles, labeling customs and a predominately white wine repertoire. In Austria, the red grape Zweigelt is the second-most planted variety. In Germany, red wine grapes have increased from less than one quarter of the country's plantings in 1999, to more than one third in 2003. No Riesling tonight! Medium bodied, elegant reds on the rise!
Tuesday, November 4th
Shiraz/Syrah VIEW MENU
Until the late 20th century, the Syrah grape was mainly grown in the Rhône Valley of France and in Australia, where it is known as Shiraz. The same grape variety with different regional expressions. Later in the 20th century, Syrah plantings spread outside of France and Australia due in part to the "Rhone Rangers" who promoted the growth of Rhône varieties in California.
Tuesday, November 11th
Northern Italy VIEW MENU
The regions of northern Italy are as gastronomically varied as the cultural
traditions of the region. Over hundreds of years, these lands have been influenced by the ever-changing ruling powers of the time. One constant is the Po River, which flows, ribbon-like, eastward across the region. Minerally whites and lively reds enhance the already refined cuisines.
Tuesday, November 18th
Lebanon VIEW MENU
Lebanon is a hot, dry country with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. The formidable and varied terroir makes for powerful and concentrated wines. Producers have embraced foreign grape varieties, especially those of Bordeaux and the Rhône Valley. Enjoy international favorites like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with a Middle Eastern twist!