Friday, October 30, 2009

Wandering Wino-Hallowine Edition

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The Wandering Wino knows that all of you will be well behaved on Halloween, especially seeing how it falls on a Saturday night this year. So when you're over your hangover, jump off the wagon and back on the horse and check out some of these events.

The Downtown Franklin Merchants are presenting the Ninth Wine Down Main Street event along with the event's major sponsor, Hallmark Volkswagen, on Friday, Nov. 6, 7-10 p.m. They expect approximately 40 shops and businesses to participate this year along with 25 restaurants.

New to the event this year will be a "High Gravity Beer Section" that will be

located at Landmark Booksellers and Cadence Bank. There will be approximately 15-20 high gravity beers to taste, including brands such as: Stone, Dogfish Head, Rogue, Ommegang, Duval and more.

Advance tickets are available online at

Tickets are also available now at the following merchant locations: Hallmark Volkswagen, Character Eyes, What's in Store, The Faye Snodgrass Gallery and Boys & Girls Club of Franklin/Williamson County.

General admission tickets are $85 per person and include all wine, beer

and food tastings. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin/Williamson County.

September's Restaurant in Hendersonville has an event coming up that sounds like fun while remaining reverential to the history of the cocktail.

Their Pre-Prohibition Cocktail Tasting on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 6-7:30 p.m. will feature classic cocktails and simple food pairings. The menu looks appealing:

Original Dry Martini served with Charbroiled Oysters with Caviar

Classic Manhattan with Rumaki

An Aviation Cocktail (gin, Maraschino Liqueur, Creme de Violette) and Appetizer Meatballs

Sidecar with Stuffed Mushrooms

Try them all for $20.00/person. Call 822-5323 for reservations.

Finally, there will be a special holiday edition of Vinea's Afternoon Delight Wine Tastings this Saturday, Oct. 3 from 2-4 p.m. at Corrieri's Formaggeria.

The Carte du Vin this weekend includes:

In Situ 2005 Syrah - $12.99 - Chile

Cycles Gladiator 2007 Syrah - $10.99 - Central Coast California

Vallon Du Chene 2007 Syrah/Mouvedre - $12.99 - Languedoc, France

Bruce Wayne 2006 Syrah - $17.99 - Russian River, California

Luchador 2007 Shiraz - $15.99 - South Australia

Dierberg 2006 Syrah - $36.99 - Santa Maria, California

According to the knowledgeable Vinea staff, the wines were chosen for their diversity in character and style and their ability to showcase said characteristics for their corresponding terroirs.

As always, all tasting wines are 10% off on Saturday as well.

Remember that Corrieri's charges $5 per person for the tasting, they can accept cash or plastic.

Cheers and Boo! (Did I scare you?)

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