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Don’t Forget the Montevina Terra d’Oro Wine Dinner

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Kick off August by joining us for our Montevina Terra d’Oro Wine Dinner on Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 P.M.!

Wine figuresEnjoy a sampling straight from Amador County, California – a region known for its unique “Shenandoah spice.”

  • Montevina California Pinot Grigio’12
  • Terra D’oro Amador County Barbera’10
  • Terra D’oro Amador County Sangiovese’10
  • Terra D’oro Amador County Zinfandel’10
  • Terra D’oro Amador County “Deaver Ranch” Zinfandel’11
  • Terra D’oro Sierra Foothills Moscato’11

Executive Chef Simon DeJohn prepared a special menu to compliment the wines including Stuffed Prawns, Duck Trio, Wild Mushroom Tart, Veal Medallions with Eggplant, Peppers and Mozzarella, and Raspberry Orange Sabayonne.

Tickets are $89 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity.

We hope to see you there!

Click here to make a reservation.

Brancott Wine Dinner Tonight

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Don’t forget to join us tonight, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. for our very special Brancott Wine Dinner!

Brancott WineThe Carnegie Museum of Natural History and The Carlton are happy to announce a Wine Dinner featuring New Zealand’s Brancott Winery on Friday, Feb. 19.

Brancott Winery is one of New Zealand’s’ oldest and literally put New Zealand on the world wine Map.  They’re a sustainable winery that has vineyards in Marlborough, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Canterbury and Otago.

We will feature eight wines – three rated over 90 points – served around Chef Mark’s creations.  This dinner celebrates the moving exhibit on “Whales” that will be at the Carnegie Museum until May.

Everyone attending will receive two free tickets ($30 value) to see this outstanding exhibit!  Click here for the full dinner menu.
Seafood substitutions are available for meat courses for those observing Lenten traditions.  All of our Wine Dinners are available at a reduced price without wine selections.

This Week’s Wine Wisdom

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Wine AromaGenerally,  wine is served in glasses with gently curved rims at the top to help keep aromas in the glass. The thinner the glass and the finer the rim, the better. A flaring, trumpet-shaped class dissipates the aromas.

When tasting wine, hold the wine in the mouth for a moment or two and then either swallow it or, preferably, spit it out, usually into a spittoon. A really good wine will have a long aftertaste, while an inferior wine will have a short aftertaste.