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MARCH

Sparkling Wines of The World & Crab
Wednesday March 1  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Prosecco is the number one sparkling wine sold in the USA today, but sparkling wines aren’t just about Prosecco. There are Champagne styles, sweeter styles and much more. Tonight we pair these up with the subtle and exquisite flavor of crab. Additional menu details will follow. Crab with Charred Red and Orange Bell Peppers with Crushed Olive;
1st Course: Acinum Prosecco (Friuli, IT.) NV;
2nd Course: Crab, Lemon-Chervil Seasoned, Parsnip Puree, Cippolini Onions, Roasted Beets and Champagne Beurre Blanc; Gruet Brut (New Mexico) NV;
3rd Course: Crab Cakes over Soft Polenta with Garlic Confit, Wild Mushrooms and Thyme; Avinyo Cava Brut Reserva (Penedes, Spain) NV;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Martinolles Blanquette Limoux Ancestrale (Languedoc,FR) NV.



Shiraz & Petite Sirah: the "Spice" Boys
Tuesday March 7  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Que Syrah Sirah... often these grape varieties are viewed as the same, when they actually have subtle and not so subtle differences, with a very interesting history. Come join us as we unravel the origins of these spice oriented, fruit driven wines.
1st Course: Monkfish with Trumpet Mushroom Emulsion, Sunchokes, Roasted Garlic and Mustard Greens; Shiraz, Peter Lehmann 2014, Barossa, Australia;
2nd Course: Game Hen with Cranberry Filling Rolled in Pumpkin Spices with Grand Marnier Reduction; Crozes Hermitage, Vidal Fleury 2010, Rhone, France;
3rd Course: Beef Short Ribs over Butternut Squash, Salsify, Marjoram and Parmigiano Reggiano; Syrah, Fess Parker 2012, Santa Barbara, CA & Petite Sirah, Girard 2013, Napa, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Sunset in Sonoma
Wednesday March 8  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Sonoma, let’s face it, is stunning! Rolling gentle hillsides, green fields, and great wines are what is in store for us tonight. Our experience this evening will showcase this contrasting wine region and highlight the exciting flavors of Sonoma. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Tuna Tartare with Chopped Capers, Shallots, Dijon, Citrus Zest, Grilled Hot Peppers and Parsley; Cannonball Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma, CA) 2015;
2nd Course: Black Peppercorn Salmon with Champagne Vinegar, Candied Ginger, and Balsamic Reduction; Chalk Hill Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) 2015;
3rd Course: Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Apple-Rosemary Filling and Shaved Apple Salad; Queens Peak Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma) 2014 & Sebastiani Zinfandel (Sonoma County) 2013;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



White & Red Burgundy
Tuesday March 14  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

One of the most esteemed and important wine destinations in the world, "Bourgogne", had charmed and delighted us with its Chardonnay based, elegant whites, and Pinot Noir based sensuous reds. Its soil and climate are unique, and complete these memorable offerings.
1st Course: Lyonnaise Salad with Crisp Potato, Bacon, Curly Endive and Soft Poached Egg; Macon Villages, Louis Jadot 2015, Macon, France;
2nd Course: John Dory Fillet with Lobster, Pureed White Bean and Wild Mushrooms; Bourgogne Blanc, Domaine Roux 2014, Puligny Montrachet, France;
3rd Course: Filet of Beef in Bordeaux Wine Sauce and Dauphinois Potatoes; Moulin a Vent , DOmaine de Rosiers 2012, Chenas, France & Gevrey Chambertin, Louis Latour 2012, Cote de Nuits, France;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Craft Beer Series: Colorado Challenge
Friday, March 17  •  7-9pm  •  $77
Steve McKinney Wine & Beer Educator, Dilworthtown Inn

Colorado is a home to many great breweries. Tonight we go west and sample great beers from Colorado with 2 local breweries to round out the dinner.
1st Course: Scallops with Minced Pink Lady Apples, Celery Root, Brioche Croutons and Fried Sage; Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, 6.5%; Great Divide Denver Pale Ale, English Pale Ale, 5%;
2nd Course: Black Bass, Tangerine Segments & Blood Orange Scented Mussel Broth; New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale, Fruit, 5.2%; New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine, IPA, 6%;
3rd Course: Mustard Glazed Flank Steak with Roasted Peppers and Smoked Gouda; Oskar Blues Pinner, Session IPA, 4.9%; Great Divide Titan IPA, IPA, 7.1%;
4th Course: Venison with Cumin, Coriander, Cinnamon, Ground Clove, Diced Pineapple, Mint and Honey Cider Vinaigrette; Left Hand Wake Up Dead, Imperial Stout, 10.2%; Avery Tweak, Imperial Stout, 17.81%;
Dessert: Milk Chocolate Mousse with Vanilla-Chocolate Porter Reduction; Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter, Porter, 5.9%; Brecken Ridge Vanilla Porter, Porter, 4.7%.



Wines of the Pacific Northwest
Tuesday March 21  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Oregon and Washington State in the Pacific NW, have both become very hot and trendy areas for wine interest in recent years, and no wonder. The Oregon Pinot Gris and Pinot Noirs are delicious and balanced, while the wines of Eastern Washington, mostly Bordeaux and Rhone varietals are rich, smooth and complex.
1st Course: Scallops with Polenta Crust with Saffron Mussel Broth and Poached Haricot Verts; Pinot Gris, Firesteed 2015, Willamette, Oregon;
2nd Course: Duck Confit with Frisee, Green Lentils, Beets, Rosemary and Roquefort; Pinot Noir, Montinore Estate 2014, Willamette, Oregon;
3rd Course: Pork Tenderloin over Carrots, Parsnips, Turnips and Celery Root Fondue; Merlot, Skyfall Cellars 2013, Columbia Valley, WA & Cabernet Sauvignon, Gravel Bar 2013, Walla Walla, WA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



March Madness and Argentine Malbec
Wednesday March 22  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

March Madness is under way and you could stay home, but why not come out and experiece Malbec Madness? Tonight's class is all about Malbec. Why did it explode on to the wine drinking scene a few years ago and what keeps this wine in the spotlight? There is history, and exceptional terroir which we will explore tonight.
1st Course: Red Snapper Ceviche with Cilantro, Key Lime, Pickled Red Onion and Baby Celery Greens; Bodini Malbec (Mendoza) 2015;
2nd Course: Braised Pork Belly with Chorizo Potato Hash and Cumin Spiced Avocado; Callia Alta Malbec (Tulum Valley, San Juan) 2016;
3rd Course: Chimichurri Marinated Skirt Steak with Smoked Jalapeno Spanish Rice; Paul Hobbs Felino Malbec (Mendoza) 2015 & Luca Malbec (Mendoza) 2013;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Craft Beer Series: Belgium Beers & European Wines
Friday, March 24  •  7-9pm  •  $77
Steve McKinney Wine & Beer Educator, Dilworthtown Inn

We travel back to our roots in the Old World. Tonight we mix and match Belgium beers and old world wines with dinner. Part of tonight's fun is discover how both pair with dinner.
1st Course: Roasted Golden Beets with Frisee, Candied Walnuts, Shaved Carrot, Ricotta Salata and Orange Vinaigrette; St. Bernardus Blanche (Watou Belgium), Witbier, 5.5%; Broadbent Gruner Veltliner 2015 (Niederösterreich Austria);
2nd Course: Cod and Leek Croquettes with Baby Arugula and Honey-Thai Ginger Cucumber Dipping Sauce; Saison Dupont (Tourpes-Leuze Belgium), Saisonm, 6.5%; Jovly Vouvray 2015 Chenin Blanc (Touraine, Loire, France);
3rd Course: Black Pepper Sole in Brown Butter with a Lemon and Basil Pistachio Spread; Tripel Karmeliet (Buggenhout Belgium),Abbey Tripel, 8.4%; Marcel Giraudon Bourgogne Aligote 2015 (Burgundy, France);
4th Course: "Steak & Ale" Beer Braised Beef Stew with Local Mushrooms, Caramelized Shallots and Smokey Egg Noodles; Westmalle Dubbel (Malle Belgium), Abbey Dubbel, 7%; Chateau du Pin 2014, (Bordeaux, France);
Dessert: Belgian Dark Chocolate with Framboise and Fresh Raspberries; Lindemans Framboise (St Pieters Leeuw-Vlezenbeek, Belgium), Lambic, 2.5%; Cantele Primitivo Salento 2014, (Puglia, Italy).



Lobster Lovers! Lobster and Pinot Grigio--SEE 3/30/17
Wednesday March 29  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

A great dinner awaits all of our attendees tonight and the wines will be nothing short of spectacular. Many people think that pinot grigio isn't as interesting as many other grapes, well tonight we prove that wrong. Born in France, but with its migration to Italy hundreds of years ago, it is here that Pinot Grigio has become a true star!
1st Course: Blue Cheese Lobster Beignets with Spicy Avocado Crème; Domaine Emile Beyer Pinot Gris (Alsace) 2015;
2nd Course: Lobster "Pot Pie" Caramelized Vegetables, Poached Lobster Meat and Crisp Puff Pastry; Torre de Luna Pinot Grigio (Delle Venezie) 2015;
3rd Course: Steamed Lobster Tail with Cauliflower Puree, Lobster Butter and Vanilla; Luisa Pinot Grigio (Friuli) 2015 & San Michele Pinot Grigio (Trentino) 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Lobster Lovers! Lobster and Pinot Grigio - JUST ADDED
Thursday March 30  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

A great dinner awaits all of our attendees tonight and the wines will be nothing short of spectacular. Many people think that pinot grigio isn't as interesting as many other grapes, well tonight we prove that wrong. Born in France, but with its migration to Italy hundreds of years ago, it is here that Pinot Grigio has become a true star!
1st Course: Blue Cheese Lobster Beignets with Spicy Avocado Crème; Domaine Emile Beyer Pinot Gris (Alsace) 2015;
2nd Course: Lobster "Pot Pie" Caramelized Vegetables, Poached Lobster Meat and Crisp Puff Pastry; Torre de Luna Pinot Grigio (Delle Venezie) 2015;
3rd Course: Steamed Lobster Tail with Cauliflower Puree, Lobster Butter and Vanilla; Luisa Pinot Grigio (Friuli) 2015 & San Michele Pinot Grigio (Trentino) 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.

APRIL

Mediterranean Wines, UNCORKED!
Wednesday April 5  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

The "Mediterranean Diet" has regained popularity in recent years with the long standing idea of eating fresh, healthy, and local. This class will showcase our version of vibrant Mediterranean dishes with classic wines from the region. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Conde de Subirats Brut Cava (Penedes, Spain) NV;
2nd Course: Zacharias Moschofilero (Peloponnese, Greece) 2014;
3rd Course: Dows Vale do Bonfim Douro Red (Portugal) 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Blandys 5 Year Malmsey (Madeira).



Winemaker Series: Elizabeth Spencer
Friday, April 7  •  7-9pm  •  $95
Elizabeth Spencer Brand Ambassador

Elizabeth Spencer wines were born out of the love of wine and love of two people, Elizabeth Pressler and Spencer Graham. Elizabeth grew up near Philadelphia in a modern house set in a colonial neighborhood. Spencer was born in Vienna, Austria, and spent his boyhood in Brazil. Their backgrounds made them partners in business and in marriage. One that seemingly works well as Elizabeth handles the design and marketing and Spencer handles the wine making.
1st Course: Grilled Shrimp with Basil-Horseradish Parsnip Puree and Chestnut Honey Quince Sauce; Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc (Mendocino) 2014;
2st Course: Red Snapper with Brandied Cherries, Pistachios, Meyer Lemon Beurre Clanc; Elizabeth Spencer "ES Block Seven" Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) 2012;
3rd Course: Spice Crusted Filet Mignon with Creamy Saffron Spinach; Elizabeth Spencer Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) 2014;
4th Course: Leg of Lamb with Rosemary, Haricot Vert & Boulangere Potatoes; Elizabeth Spencer "Special Cuvee" Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2013;
Dessert: Chef’s Creation Blandys 5 Year Malmsey Madeira.



Clash of the Titans: Rioja vs Napa
Tuesday April 11  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Our popular "Clash" series continues with an interesting match up... Spains most important region, RIOJA, with its crisp whites and Tempranillo based reds pitted against the most famous region of the United States, NAPA sporting rich buttery Chardonnay, and smooth full flavored Cabernet.
1st Course: Grilled Shrimp with Mango Crab Salad and Cherry Tomato Coulis; Rioja Blanco (Viura), Vivanco 2015;
2nd Course: Sole Fish with Golden Pepper Cream and Parsley Oil; Chardonnay, Merryvale "Starmont" 2014;
3rd Course: Aged Sirloin with Toasted Peppercorns, Marcona Almonds and Lime Zest; Rioja Crianza, Ramon Bilbao 2013; Cabernet Sauvignon, Volunteer 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Tax Day Friendly Wines - SOLD OUT
Wednesday April 12  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Okay, so in just a few short days, many of us will be sending our taxes in and some will pay more and some will get our money back, either way, most of us look for a way to shave a couple of dollars off the price of a “good” bottle of wine. Tonight’s class is all about wines that over-deliver for their reasonable sum and are all made in the USA. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc (California) 2015;
2nd Course: Oak Grove Chardonnay (California) 2015;
3rd Course: Backhouse Pinot Noir (California) 2015 & Stratton Lummis "The Magician" (Napa Valley) NV;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Seafood and Chardonnay!
Thursday April 13  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Join us for a culinary journey that exemplifies some of the various tastes of seafood from around the globe. Tonight is sure to delight while exploring this gourmet staple, all of the courses are expertly paired by Sommelier and occasional pescatarian, Hudson Austin, while juggling the wide range of style in Chardonnay. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Domaine les Grands Crays Vire Clesse ( Burgundy, FR) 2013;
2nd Course: Oak Grove “Family Reserve” Chardonnay (California) 2015;
3rd Course: Warwick Estate Chardonnay (South Africa) 2015 & Harken Chardonnay (California) 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Lobster, Chardonnay, & Craft Beer
Friday April 14  •  7-9pm  •  $79
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Come join us for one of our favorite classes with friend, The Lobster. Tonight it will be paired with all types of Chardonnay in different shapes and sizes.
1st Course: Sauteed Tarragon Lobster, Chicken Ravioli in Wonton, Mustard & Brie Sauce; Short's Good Humans, American Strong Ale, 8%; Macon Lugny, Les Charmes 2015, Macon, France;
2nd Course: Lobster with Bacon & Leeks on a Smoked Paprika Carrot Puree; Hardywood CreamAle, Cream Ale, 4.4% Chardonnay, Josh "Craftsman" 2015, Sonoma, Monterey, CA;
3rd Course: Lobster with Braised Pork Cheeks, Caramelized Fennel, Confit Finger Potatoes; Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, IPA, 6.4%; Chardonnay, Skyfall 2015, Columbia valley, WA;
4th Course Steamed Lobster with Ginger Brown Butter Sauce, Macadamia & Coconut Rice Ball; Terrapin The Walking DeadBlood Orange IPA, IPA, 6.7%; Chardonnay, Flora Springs 2014, Napa Valley, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Wines of Chile
Tuesday April 18  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Sauvignon Blanc, Casa Patronales 2015, Maule, Chile;
2nd Course: Chardonnay, Morande " Pionero" 2015, Casablanca, Chile;
3rd Course: Carmenere, Bodegas Carmen Air 2014, Maipo, Chile & Cabernet Sauvignon, Demartino "Organic" 2014, Colchaqua, Chile;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Why I love Paris, a letter in wine!
Wednesday April 19  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Ah, France. Just saying the word conjures up notions of strolling along the Champs de Elysee, the bistros bustling with customers, the elegant chapeau adorned women sipping rose, and the smell of baguette clinging to the air. Tonight we will transport you to the the City of Lights though our fabulous menu prepared expertly by Chef Kevin and Sommelier Hudson Austin's flawless pairings, all without having to leave Chester County. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Le Provencal Rose (Cotes de Provence, FR) 2015;
2nd Course: Ch. Loupiac-Gaudiet 500ml (Bordeaux, FR) 2011;
3rd Course: Domaine de Martinolles Pinot Noir (Languedoc, FR) 2015 & Chateau Vieux Chevrol Lalande de Pomerol (Pomerol, Bordeaux, FR) 2012;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.

MAY

Clash of the Titans: Napa vs Bordeaux
Tuesday May 9  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Bordeaux Blanc, Chateau Bonnet 2015;
2nd Course: Chardonnay, Saintsbury 2014;
3rd Course: Graves, Chateau de Cruzeau 2012 & Cabernet Sauvignon, Volunteer 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



The Passion of Pasta!
Wednesday May 10  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Tonight's class is all about passion and pasta of course! Think of tonight as an opposite night for Robert Atkins. From classics like spaghetti to hints of "molecular gastronomy" pasta is one of the ultimate comfort foods and this class will show you why. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Montefresco Pinot Grigio (Delle Venezie, IT) 2015;
2nd Course: La Posta Bonarda "Armando" (Mendoza, ARG) 2014;
3rd Course: Trifula Piemonte Rosso Barbera/Nebbiolo (Piedmont, IT) 2014 & Cote Mas Rouge (Sud de France) 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Winemaker Series: Cakebread
Friday, May 12  •  7-9pm  •  $125
Cakebread Brand Ambassador

Over 39 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph the Napa Valley for a book and while here, he casually mentioned his interest in one day owning a vineyard to some family friends who had a ranch in Rutherford. When he returned home that afternoon, the phone rang and it was the family friends offering to sell their property. He headed back up to the valley that same afternoon to make his best offer, and Cakebread Cellars was born.
1st Course: Seared Scallop with Citrus Salad, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime, Crushed Marcona Almond and Mint Dust; Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2015;
2st Course: Chilled Lobster, Spring English Peas, Crème Fraiche, Fresh Pea Sprouts and Watercress; Cakebread Chardonnay Napa Valley 2015;
3rd Course: Sautéed Soft Shell Crab with New Potatoes, Brown Butter Sauce; Cakebread Pinot Noir 2015;
4th Course: Filet Mignon with Morels, Fiddleheads and Grilled Ramps; Cakebread Cabernet 2014;
Dessert: Cabernet Sorbet with Mango and Ruby Grapefruit; Cakebread Zinfandel 2015.



Destination Barcelona
Tuesday May 16  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Cava, Anna de Codorniu NV, Penedes, Spain;
2nd Course: Chardonnay, Macabeo, Albet di Noya 2015, Penedes, Spain;
3rd Course: Priorat, Le Scala dei Prior 2013, Priorat, Spain & Tempranillo, Castell di Raimat 2013, Costers del Segre, Spain;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Wines of Italy: Super Tuscans
Tuesday May 23  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Tuscany is home to many classic white and red wines. The Super Tuscan concept was borne out of a notion of thinking beyond the norm, and creating a new style of primarily blended wines. Delicious by themselves, even better with our tasty menu pairings tonight.
1st Course: Super Tuscan White "Dogajolo", Carpineto 2015;
2nd Course: "Sasso Regale", Lamole di Lamole 2014;
3rd Course: "Heba", Fattoria di Magliano 2013 & "Campaccio, Terrabianca 2012;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Memorial Day Wine & BBQ Basics!
Wednesday May 24  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Memorial Day is coming up this weekend and many of us will have a picnic to attend or a cookout to host and you want to be able to make that grilling match perfect right? Well, tonight we will try and put an end to your wine and grilling dilemmas. Prepared and hosted by Chef Kevin and the inimitable Sommelier, Hudson Austin, you know this will be a night of chillin’, grillin’ and swillin’! Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Simonet Blanc de Blanc (France) NV;
2nd Course: Row Eleven Rose (California) 2015;
3rd Course: Barboursville Cabernet Franc Reserve (Virginia) 2014 & A.A. Badenhorst The Curator Red Blend 2013;
Dessert: Chef's Creation; Montoya Zinfandel (Lodi) 2014.



Old vs New Worlds: France vs Australia
Tuesday May 30  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Our popular Old World & New World series is set in a "Clash" type setting, pitting two very important wine regions, France and Australia, featuring some familiar wines.
1st Course: Pouilly Fuisse, Domaine Saumaize-Michelin 2014, Macon, France;
2nd Course: Chardonnay, Hope Estate 2014, Hunter Valley, Australia;
3rd Course: Crozes Hermitage, Vidal Fleury 2012, Rhone Valley, France & Shiraz "Portrait", Peter Lehmann 2014, Barossa Valley, Australia;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



Lobster and Summer White Wines from Around the World
Wednesday May 31  •  7-9pm  •  $72
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

With this warm weather upon us, tonight we will feast on lobster paired classically with some of the Summer’s greatest hits of white wine. From sauvignon blanc to pinot grigio, we will swirl, sip and savor our way through the night led by wine junkie and Sommelier, Hudson Austin and Chef Kevin. Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Faustino VII Rioja Blanco (Rioja, SP) 2015;
2nd Course: Peter Yealands Sauv Blanc (Marlborough, NZ) 2016;
3rd Course: Bottega Vinaia Pinot Grigio (Trentino) 2015 & Au Contraire Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) 2015;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.

JUNE

Runaway with Red Wines!
Thursday June 1  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Hudson Austin, Wine Educator, The Wine Merchant, Ltd.

Red wines often fall in popularity once the weather turns even slightly warmer, well we will still celebrate them, even in May! Tonight we will have a power house tasting of big reds in all of their jammy, juicy, tannic wonderment! Additional menu details will follow.
1st Course: Tamarind Marinated Shrimp, Brown Sugar Syrup over Roasted Onions and Blistered Tomatoes; Austerity Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands, CA) 2015;
2nd Course: Pomegranate Glazed Squab with Spiced Quince Chutney; Rhone Paradox Cotes Du Rhone 2013;
3rd Course: Venison with Blood Orange, Parmesan Cheese, Pecans and Celery Root Puree; Antico Fuoco Rosso 2015 & Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast, CA) 2014;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.



California Wine Series: Russian River & Alexander Valleys
Tuesday June 6  •  7-9pm  •  $67
Michael Walsh, Wine Educator, Majestic Wine and Spirits

Our continuing study of the various wine producing regions of California, tonight we are focusing on two excellent AVA's in Northern and Western Sonoma County. The Russian River Valley, named for the original Russian fur trappers here, and The Alexander Valley, founded by Cyrus Alexander.
1st Course: Chardonnay, Girard Estate 2014, Russian River, CA;
2nd Course: Pinot Noir, The Calling "Dutton" 2013, Russian River, CA;
3rd Course: Cabernet Sauvignon, Katherine Goldschmidt 2014, Alexander Valley, France & Zinfandel, Kunde Family 2013, Alexander/ Sonoma, CA;
Dessert: Chef's Creation.