To celebrate the plunging temperatures, Big River Brewhouse invites you to join them for the tapping of the first keg of their Winter's Nip Bock this Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. They'll be offering a dollar off on glasses of this dark mahogany lager, which they describe as having "a full-bodied blending of caramel and toffee maltiness with a hint of holiday spirit."
Big River will be sharing the spirit by passing free appetizers among the crowd and holding a raffle for Big River merchandise and two club seats for an upcoming Predators game. Marines will be on site to accept donations of wrapped toys for Toys for Tots if you'd like to contribute. The Winter's Nip will be on the menu at least until Christmas, so if you miss out on this opportunity to try it out, drop by another time to take a nip.
Our friends at Best Brands gave us the heads up that Smyrna's Divine Wine & Spirits will be holding a Holiday Tasting thid Saturday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are only $10 in advance or $15 at the door and benefit Meals on Wheel. The event will be held at Corporate Flight Management, Smyrna Airport, 276 Doug Whirlpool Road in Smyrna
Hoyt Hill at Village Wines wrote to let us know about a tasting of the superb white and red Burgundies of Jean-Luc Joillot, with Jean-Luc himself in attendance to answer your questions. The tasting will be held this Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at F. Scott's Restaurant and costs only $15 per person. For more info or to RSVP, call Hoyt at 383-2102.
Woodland Wine Merchant is holding another free in-store tasting this Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at 1001 Woodland St. This week, they are tasting the robust all-natural wines of Michèle Aubèry-Laurent, proprietor and winemaker at Domaine Gramenon. These Southern Rhone beauties are stretching the boundaries of traditional Grenaches and Syrahs. Check them out!
Here is what will be opened this Saturday:
Domaine Gramenon Poignee de Raisin
Domaine Gramenon L'elementarie
Domaine Gramenon Sierra Du Sud
Luneau-Papin Clos des Alles
Luneau-Papin Terre de Pierre
Finally, the 14th annual d'Vine Selection Wine Tasting will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. This event is always a crowd-pleaser and showcases a tremendous selection of wines. Here are the details:
Patrons of this event will enjoy more than 100 wines coordinated by wine expert Ed Fryer, of the new RED Spirits & Wine in Bellevue, musical entertainment provided by renowned jazz musician Denny Jiosa and a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres courtesy of local restaurants and caterers. We’re proud to partner with our media sponsor, Nashville Lifestyles, event sponsors WKRN Nashville’s News 2, Jaguar Porsche Audi Nashville, Metro Nashville Airport Authority, Stan and Karen York, Jason Hitchcock and food sponsors Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Sambuca and Loew’s Vanderbilt Plaza, Urban Flats and Turnip Truck.
The event also features the giveaway of a fully-stocked wine refrigerator and a unique silent auction featuring trips, collectibles, event tickets, dinners, and more. Every guest will go home with a commemorative d'Vine Selection etched wine glass.
Individual tickets are $60 in advance and $70 at the door. You can order your tickets online. ... Corporate sponsorship and patron levels are available starting at $150. ...
For detailed information about events or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Heather Powell at (615) 343-4000 or email@example.com.