Wine Tastings In Dallas

by Steven Doyle

If you like wine or wish to learn more about wines, this might be your lucky week in the DFW are. We have assembled a great list of wine tasting opportunities. The events range in price but some are actually free.  Check these out if you will.          

Think the shape of your glass doesn’t mean much more than aesthetics? Think again. Riedel makes some beautiful crystal glassware and decanters and the Miele Gallery is hosting one of Riedel’s eye-opening seminars and tastings.  Learn how to pair your wine with the proper glass that will actually improve all aspects of your favorite juice. The class is $50 but you get a set of the crystal to take home. May 8, 2012 (Tue) from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Call the gallery at 214.927.3825 to reserve.

A little green when it comes to wine? Check out the Beginners Introduction to Wine at the Wine Studio in Frisco.  The class will guide you through steps in wine selection and tasting. Finally find out why everyone is swirling and sniffing their wine. May 8, 2012 (Tue) from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The cost is $20 and limited to only 12 people. Call and reserve at  972.342.2798.

Tuesday is a busy wine day. Also check out Iron Fork, the Observer’s answer to the chef walk-around with plenty of wine and cocktail stations. We can save you a bit of cash by using our code CRAVEDFW. The event is at the FIG downtown (located across the street from the Fairmont.

Brian Graham from Ramian Estates will be the guest pouring Ramian’s finest wines at Wine Cellar at Starwood’s weekly Complimentary Tasting. Brian will be happy to discuss his wines and sign any bottles purchased. May 10, 2012 (Thu) from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Check out Pappas Bros Steakhouse for their Blends From Around The World Wine Tasting on Friday, May 11th at 6pm.  Pappas has the largest wine selection as well as the most sommeliers on staff  who you will get to meet at this fun event. Call 214.366.2000 to reserve. $55

Join Scardello and nibble your way through the different cheese types. Experience comparative tastings of cheese and out-of-the-ordinary items that will help you focus on the distinct flavors of each cheese type. Cheesemonger Rich Rogers will cover the basics on how cheese is made and answer questions about cheese pairing fundamentals. Of course, there will be soothing libations provided for enjoyment in the relaxing atmosphere of the shop. Class size is limited so call 214.219.1300 to reserve. May 10, 2012 (Thu) from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. $30

The Appellation of Origin La Mancha, Spain’s most expansive wine region, will feature an exclusive walk around tasting of wines from 15 wineries from the D.O. La Mancha. This event will be held at the Meadows Museum. Free, but space is limited so advance registration is required. Please email to make a reservation. Saturday, May 12, Wine Tasting 3:00-4:30 PM.

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