Dallas chef, Sharon Hage, will join Pappas Bros. Steakhouse on Friday, January 29th for one night only to create an inspired five-course wine dinner in collaboration with Pappas Bros. Steakhouse chef Johnson, entitled ““Pinot Around the World.”
Guests will be treated to a carefully paired menu with wines selected by Pappas Bros. Master sommelier, Barbara Werley – including a “Mystery Wine” presented during the second course. Continue reading
Portugal’s historic Tejo region has been producing some of the most unique wines in Europe since winemaking first began there in 1170. During the Middle Ages, land concessions required trustees to plant both olive trees and vineyards on the land parcels. Before long, villages began springing up along the lengthy and ancient Tejo River, and with this grape cultivation came the beginnings of a local wine culture. Pulsing with a rich heritage, Tejo still claims a bounty of historical treasures from those medieval moments, with architectural relics and medieval hilltop villages dotting the picturesque landscape. Today, many of Tejo’s historic wineries — bridging tradition and modernity — bear witness to the region’s centuries of quality wine production since medieval times.
To the Portuguese, Tejo is known as the land of vineyards, olive groves, foot-treading, cork forests and the famous Lusitano horses. Visitors seeking an off-the-beaten-path wine tourism experience will also find ancient routes leading through medieval villages that offer up sites of historic importance with unique characteristics. The area provides a breathtaking landscape for lovers of nature, culture, and authentic wines. A sampling of Tejo’s villages and monuments of great significance that date back to the Middle Ages include: Continue reading
Urbano Cafe in East Dallas (at 1410 N. Fitzhugh) is now serving beer and wine, though also BYOB as well. Nothing changes for those who want to bring their wine, but Urbabo will also have craft and local beers on tap, plus a great, well-priced list of wines. There is a PDF of the list below.
Urbano is kicking off their new list this week, and holding a Merry Edwards wine tasting next Monday, Nov. 9, from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $15 per person, and light bites will be provided. Below is a list of the wines they’ll be sampling, and bottles will be available for purchase. RSVP at 214-823-8550. Continue reading
Fork & Cork, May 15 & 16 is a unique and innovative destination that introduces the culinary minded to local celebrated chefs, assorted breweries, wineries and spirit makers. An authentic, one-of-a-kind experience that satisfies the epicurious, Fork & Cork is an interactive festival that serves up tasteful artist demonstrations and live Music, as well as tasty dishes. It’s casual, yet sophisticated. Busy, yet intimate. Personal, yet communal.
Special Crave discount tickets may be purchased online. through May 15, 2015 at noon. Limited quantities available. Please print your e-tickets ahead of time and have them ready for display to expedite the entry process. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate pending availability. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Several weeks ago we had a chance to sit with Michael Martini of Louis M. Martini Winery. Martini chatted about the history and processes of his craft, giving us an excellent insight into what a day might look like for this third generation winemaker.
We asked Martini several questions, and in return we sat back and enjoyed nearly an hour of fantastic wine conversation. Here are a few questions we asked Martini: Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
Texas is a rapidly improving but young wine region. Just about everything is an experiment. One of the outcomes is an ever-rotating supply of interesting wines. This week two wineries, both of whom use only Texas grapes, sent me some interesting examples of their recent work.
Wedding Oak Winery is located in the pecan capital of Texas, San Saba. The location, in the northern Hill Country, provides grapes for the Texas Sangiovese shown on the left, above. The nose on this wine is redolent of cherries, strawberries and black pepper. In the mouth there is forward, ripe fruit of cherries balancing the medium plus acid levels. The firm tannins would make this wine a good match with your first attempt at cooking a Tuscan Bistecca alla Fiorentina, albeit from Texan grass-fed cattle. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
A round-up of noteworthy wines recently tasted. All were sent by vendors or their representatives. Continue reading