So Much Wine, So Little Time
If you’re feeling event-y this week, there’s lots to choose from, including one of the biggest foodie events of the year: CultureMap’s Tastemaker Awards. I’m stoked about the Best Wine Program category and all the nominees! ???
Keep reading for a preview of next week’s events! Even more stuff going on next week!
? April 18, 7pm @mattiesaustin – Antica Terra Wine Dinner. @LaCorshaHospitality Group wine director Paula Rester and Antica Terra winemaker Maggie Harrison are joining forces for a journey of rosés from around the world, including the highly sought after Antica Terra Angelicall 2015. Plus, you’ll enjoy a springtime, Southern-inspired menu from executive chef Joshua Thomas. $85 per person.
? April 18, 6:30-9pm @camplucyoncreek’s Whit’s Inn – William Chris Wine Dinner. 4 course dinner by @whimhospitality Executive Chef Rob McMahon along with @williamchrisvineyards wine pairings. $75 per person.
? April 19, 4-5:30pm or 6-7:30pm @winefoodtx – April Educational Wine Tasting: Obscure Grapes. A tasting of obscure varieties that offer unique flavors and experiences as well as producers that are working to ensure indigenous varieties do not disappear. $55 per person for non-members.
? April 19, 4-6pm @austinwinebelly – @Domaine_Gayda Wine Tasting. Wine tasting from this French Wine Producer. Free.
? April 19, 6-9pm @bullockmuseum – CultureMap Tastemaker Awards. Bites and drinks from this year’s nominees for top culinary talent, including award for Best Wine Program. Benefitting @atxfoodwineally. $55 per person.
? April 22, 12-6pm at Indian Spring Park in Waco – 2nd Annual @RootstockWineFest. Tasting of more than 50 wines (100% Texas grapes) from nearly 20 Texas wineries. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 at the door, which comes with 12 tasting tickets.
? April 23, 1-3pm @the_rotten_bunch – New Zealand Wine Event. Patio tasting highlighting 5 of NZ’s top producers with small bites. Discounted bottles available for purchase. $45 per person.
? April 23, 10-11am @abelsonthelake – Yoga and Mimosas. Yomosas 1 hr vinyasa class upstairs at Abel’s on the Lake, followed by brunch and mimosas. $14 per class. Brunch and mimosas are a separate charge.
And here's a sneak peek at next week's events, some of which require reservations now or are liable to fill up before my events post next week!
? April 25 @uchiaustin – Bouvet Wine Dinner. 9 course dinner with Juliette Monmousseau from @bouvetladubay, including 3 Bouvet pours. 10 spots available. $200 per person.
? April 25, 5:30-7pm @carillonaustin – @FallCreekVineyards Wine Tasting. Tasting of the best reds and whites from FCV with appetizers from Chef Dan Bressler. $20 per person.
? April 26, 5-8pm @3tenaustin – The Wine Down. Presented by #DreamingTreeWines on the last Wednesday of the month from April through September, the music series will also feature a different 2nd Street District restaurant every month which will provide food samples, and Dreaming Tree Wines will offer happy hour priced glasses. Proceeds to benefit the Austin Music Foundation. Free.
? April 27, 4:30-10pm @italicatx – Scavino Free Happy Hour Wine Tasting & Pop Up Dinner. Free wine tasting from 4:30-6:30pm of four wines from nearly 100-year-old Scavino estate in Piedmont. One-night only pairing menu of individual dishes (or all 3) in restaurant available from 5-10pm.
? April 27, 7-9pm in east Austin – @fosterATX presents A Taste of Italy. Four course Italian dinner under the stars by Chef Ryan Peace of Uchiko, Olive & June, and currently Asti Trattoria. Complimentary wine pairings. $50 per person.
?April 27, 6:30pm @cru2ndst – @etudewines Winemaker Dinner. 5 courses with 5 wine pairings with special guest Jon Priest, Etude Senior Winemaker. $65 per person.
? April 27, 7-9:30pm @umlaufsculpture – Garden Party Under a Texas Sky. Bites from 25 of Austin’s top restaurants with wine pairings from @twinliquors. Primary annual fundraiser for the museum. $175 per person.
? April 27-30 – Austin Food & Wine Festival
? April 28, 5:30-7pm @fallcreekvineyards – Riedel Wine Glass Tasting. Forrest “Buzz” Whalen, representing Riedel, will lead the class in sampling differences in taste between regular and varietal Riedel glassware using 3 Fall Creek wines and pairing with Lindt chocolates. Riedel 3 glass set comes with the fee. $70 per person (glass set retails for $103).
? April 28, 7pm @3Forks Austin – German Beer & Wine Dinner. 4 course dinner with beer and wine pairings. $125 per person.
? April 30, 6-8pm @julietitalian – Macaron & Merlot. Pre-event for (sold out) Austin Entertains on May 4. 10 female pastry chefs compete for best macaron and Austin somms pair them with their favorite merlots. $50 per person.
? April 30, 1-2pm @fallcreekvineyards – Yoga Stretch & Sip Sunday. 1 hr Vinyasa class led by certified instructor. Relax with a glass of wine afterwards, included in fee. $20 per person.