Malbec has become the de facto global Malbec producer over the last 20 years, producing luscious, fruit-driven wines in all price categories. Our wine-of-the-week this week is an example of the best aspects of Argentinean wine at a price that won’t break the bank.
The 2012 Saurus Select Malbec comes from Patagonia, in the southern part of Argentina. The southerly latitude contributes cooler temperatures to the grape maturation. Maybe this explains why this is a decidedly medium-bodied wine, in contrast to the full-bodied, ripe examples of Malbec that are common from Mendoza. That said, it is more complex than one would expect in this price range with smoky and herbal notes of thyme in the mouth and a long pleasant finish of dark fruit. Continue reading →
On Thursday, June 26th the Wine Poste is celebrating its 1 year anniversary with a Locally Sourced Pig-Centric Dinner and French Wine Pairing Event. SWINE & WINE will be hosted at the Wine Poste and will feature two of the top farm-to-table Chefs in Dallas: Chef Graham Dodds of Hibiscus and Chef Matt Ford of the Joule.
Each Chef embodies farm-to-table dining like few others in North Texas. We are excited to be celebrating food, wine, and life at such a wonderful time of year. There are so many delicious vegetables and fruits that are currently in season. As always, the evening will begin with a Sparkling Wine reception at 7pm, followed by an elaborate five-course feast with wine pairings at the Wine Poste’s communal tables. Menu items include: Continue reading →
Pecan Lodge Brisket and Wine is back at the Wine Poste this Friday evening, and you best make your plans now if you do not wish to be left out of this delicious affair that will most assuredly sell out. This week the Wine Poste will be featuring 6 Argentinian Malbecs with a half pound of Pecan Lodge’s unbelievably delicious Brisket. Continue reading →
On Friday, February 21st the Wine Poste will continue its special food and wine tasting events with Pecan Lodge Brisket & California Zinfandel. The Wine Poste will be serving 6 highly sought after Red Zinfandels from California along with half pound portions of Pecan Lodge Brisket. All wines are noted for their high acclaim and extreme value. Continue reading →
With the price of Champagne today it’s a treat to taste just one, but WinePoste has lots of them in a tasting of over 20 sparkling wines at their upcoming Champagne Extravagonzo. The event (rescheduled from the great ice storm) is on December 19th at 6pm at their location in the Design District. Tickets are a ridiculously low $25 per person ($40 per couple).
But wait.. .there’s more! They will be serving snacks including fresh oysters from the pacific northwest (oysters are the classic complement to Champagne). Get your tickets here or call WinePoste at (214) 272-3221. Continue reading →
Recall that at Crave we don’t like “Wine of the Week” columns because good things don’t occur metronomically, so giving a column such a title virtually guarantees its failure to live up to expectations. However, we also have only modest creative abilities so we are going to use that title anyway.
This special has stunning provenance. 2007 Grand Vin de Glenelly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, South Africa is from the winery owned by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, the owner of Château Pichon Longueville Comptesse de Lalande (usually abbreviated to Pichon-Lalande) and the Rouzaud family that owns Louis Roederer. The wine was rated 91 points by critic Robert Parker and gets rave reviews from consumers. Continue reading →