Attending a winemaker dinner has several layers of opportunity for the average food and wine enthusiast. First, you generally meet an educated winemaker or vineyard owner. This is a special opportunity to chat one on one and feel the passion behind the wines you select. These winemakers can also give hints on upcoming wine lots that may be limited and other advice on wines they enjoy through their extensive travels. This was certainly the case last evening as Del Frisco’s in Fort Worth hosted Andrew Delos, winemaker from Nickel and Nickel out of Napa Valley.
The most interesting point of Nickel and Nickel is that their wines are not blended but instead dedicated exclusively to producing 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinct personality of each vineyard. This gives you a tour of Napa Valley through the series of those single vineyards. Continue reading