That also means I'm on a lot of email lists, which I encourage you to sign up for with your preferred grape monger. I'll do my best to distill (heh) them into a more palatable (heh, heh) form for you as a continuing part of this weekly missive.
But first, a restaurant deal that you might want to check out. To celebrate their 18th year in Middle Tennessee, Amerigo is offering full bottles of 18 of their wine offerings at $18.00. This offer is valid at both the West End and Cool Springs locations of Amerigo. Keeping in mind that this price includes the mandatory 24.25% state and local tax, these bottles are at close to retail pricing.
Nationally, many restaurants are experimenting with "wine shoppe pricing" to attract diners during these trying times. Amerigo's offering includes several nice Tuscan reds as well as a Baroncini Vernaccia di San Gimignano that would go nicely with any of their seafood or chicken pasta entrées. California is also well represented on the 18 for $18 list if you're worried about tongue-tying Italian appellations.
Fully embracing the new media trend, Amerigo's West End location has jumped on the FaceBook and Twitter bandwagon. Friend or follow them at @amerigowestend or on that Bookfulla Faces for daily specials and wine tasting announcements. I'm holding out to try their Hot Chicken Pasta Wednesday special some time soon.
On the special event front, the calendar is crowded so I recommend you put your drinking knee-pads on and consider our list of alternative transportation before you proceed any further.
RSVP to the restaurant at (615) 292-3838 or email@example.com.
"Get ready for our most unique and fun wine event yet - it's unlike anything we've done before, and should be a fantastic experience. Co-hosted by Margot Café & Bar and Hungry Gnome Farm, all proceeds go to benefit Eaton's Creek Organics who supply Margot with their amazing produce. We'll be dining on food straight from the farm, prepared by chef Margot McCormack. Bring a blanket, flashlight, and bug spray. Dress for the farm. Farm tours begin at 4pm with dinner at 6pm. Please call 227-4668 to reserve your spot."
Sunday, September 13th - $50 per person (add $15 per person for accompanying wines).
At Hungry Gnome Farms in White's Creek.