Friday, February 1, 2013

Wandering Wino: Dinner Bell Edition

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 7:55 AM

The upcoming Wino schedule has two very interesting events on it. One's a vintner dinner that promises some really good food, and the other will be a tour through the wines of South America. Both are very worthy of your attention, so take a look.

1808 Grille at the Hutton Hotel will be hosting Gabrielle Leonhard, vintner of The Gabrielle Collection and a leader in wine industry organizations, for its first wine dinner of 2013. Participants will be seated at a communal table in 1808's Bordeaux Room and will enjoy an intimate meal of four courses specifically designed by chef Charles Phillips to pair with four offerings from the organic, sustainable Gabrielle Collection.

The dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13, so if you're a smooth talker, you could probably pass it off as your mandatory Valentine's date. ("But honey, EVERYBODY eats out on the 14th. You're unique and deserve a special dinner.") The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $65 per person plus tax and tip. Since the seating in the Bordeaux Room is very limited, RSVPing is mandatory at (615) 340-0012. You'll have to give a credit card number at the time of reservation, and a 48-hour cancellation policy is in effect.

The second event is definitely one to jump on, since last time I checked there were only 20 tickets remaining. Here are the details:

Join Midtown Wine And Spirits and Vanderbilt's Center For Latin American Studies on February 7th For a Fantastic South American Tasting for a Great Cause!

On Thursday, February 7th Midtown Wine & Spirit's will be partnering with the Center for Latin American Tastings at Vanderbilt for an incredible South American Wine Tasing. All proceeds will go towards the Inter-American Health Alliance's Nutrition Program, a charity that raises money for malnourished children in Guatemala. Guest speakers will include Pablo Piccolo , U.S. Export Manager for Catena winery, and Chilean wine Expert Larry Soble from Global Vineyards. Wines being poured will include selections from:

Concha y Toro
Catena Alta
Catena Zapata
Carlos Basso
Ruta 22
Bodegas Colome
and more...

When: Thursday, February 7th from 5:30 - 7:30
Where: Buttrick Hall, Vanderbilt University
How Much: Suggested $20 donation

To reserve your tickets e-mail us at

That's a heck of a bargain for that many good wines, so get cracking!

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