There are good Fridays, and then there’s Good Friday. And let’s not forget an entire Easter weekend filled with enticing tastings at virtually every wine shop on every corner in every nook and cranny of the Miami Valley. It just goes to show you that when it comes right down to it, we are … well … blessed.
Yet another sign of spring has popped up in the following list of wine tastings and dinners in the Dayton area: The first 2008 European rose’s have made it to our shores and onto store shelves. A joyous occasion indeed.
Note also that Milla Handley of Handley Cellars is in town next week for some special events that include a tasting on April 14 at Bella Vino in Springboro, and I believe she’ll also be at The Winds in Yellow Springs for a 7 p.m. wine dinner on April 17.
How much joy can one wine community take?
Let’s find out.
Jay’s Kitchen Door
Friday, Apr 10, 2009 4-8 pm 2006 Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc 2005 Kenwood Jack London Merlot 2005 Kenwood Jack London Cabernet 2005 Valley of the Moon Cuvee de Luna 2004 Kenwood Artist Series
Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 1-6 pm 1999 Paul Bara Brut 2005 Duckhorn Merlot 2004 Beringer Alluvium Red 2004 Ducru Beaucaillou
Antinori Wine Luncheon Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 12:30 pm $65 with Lisa Sweeney Duck Breast Carpaccio Salad with Frisee, Fried Sweet Potato Strings and a Raspberry-Truffle Vinaigrette Mushroom Ravioli in a Blue Cheese Walnut Sauce Oven Roasted Ribeye with Natural Juice, Potatoes and Fresh Greens Chocolate Flourless Cake with Berry Sauce
Arrow Far Hills - Kettering
Saturday, Apr 11, 2009, 11 - 4 pm 2007 Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2007 Dona Paula “Los Cardos” Chardonnay 2007 Dona Paula “Los Cardos” Malbec 2005 Hares Chase Barossa Valley Red 2006 Domaine Chandon Carneros Pinot Noir 2007 Errazuriz Single Vineyard Carmenere 2005 Falesco Marciliano Cabernet Umbria
Dorothy Lane Market
Thursday, April 16, 2009 6:00 PM in the DLM School of Cooking $100 RSVP Jerry Post (937)434-1294 Selene Winery Dinner with Mia Klein owner/winemaker of Selene Winery. Dinner guests will receive a Riedel Vinum Bordeaux stem. Menu courses to be paired with each wine: Hand Rolled Pizza with Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Wild Mushroom Lasagna with Asparagus Coq au Vin Braised Short Rib with Spring Vegetables Double Chocolate Mousse Cake or Dark Chocolate Cake of some sort
Dorothy Lane Market (DLM) Oakwood
Friday, Apr 10, 2009, 5:00-8:00 pm Studert Prum ’03 Spatlese St Supery ’07 Sauvignon Blanc Mas de la Dame ’08 Rose Handley ’06 Pinot Noir Besson Givry 1er Cru ‘06 Clos de los Siete ‘07 Brown Bag
Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 2-6 pm Maso Canali ‘07 Pinot Grigio Neyers ‘04 Chardonnay Gerard Bertrand ‘06 Corbieres Chateau de Saint Cosme ‘03 Gigondas John’s Blend ‘04 Cabernet L’Aventure Estate Cuvee ‘03 Bonus Bottle
Thursday, April 16, 2009 5:30-8:30, Angelo Fields, Brew Master, Anheuser Busch will be featuring a number of specialty beers including Goose Island Summertime, Czechvar, Boddington’s, Hoegaarden, Beach Bum Blonde, Longhammer IPA and more.
DLM Washington Square
Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 5-8 pm 2008 Mas de la Dame Rose 2007 Domaine la Hitaire “Les Tours” 2003 Bouquenet Nuits St Georges 2005 Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Sabrine 2006 Domaine des Corbillieres Touraine Encore Wine!
Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 12-5 pm 2007 Toad Hollow Rose 2007 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Belle Vallee Pinot Noir 2006 Rabbit Ridge Bunny Cuvee 2007 Saldo Zinfandel 2005 Coniglio Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon
Dorothy Lane Springboro
Friday, Apr 10, 2009, 3:00-7:00 pm Pierre Andre Chardonnay 2007 The French Maid Pinot Noir 2007 The Pepper Pot 2008 DeStefano Cabernet 2004 Mystery Wine
Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 12-6 pm Les Pentes Pouilly-Fume 2007 Gerard Bertrand Chardonnay 2007 Wingnut Zinfandel 2005 Castro Cellars Cabernet 2006 Falesco Montiano 2005
Cuvee Wine Bar and Cellar, 4457 State Route 725 Bellbrook 848-2161 Tuesday - Thursday 11:30 - 7 pm, Friday 11:30 - 8 pm Saturday 11:30 - 7 pm www.cuveewinebar.net Wines for Friday, Apr 10 - Apr 16, 2008 Canella nv Blood Orange Mimosa Canaletto 2007 Salento Rose Villalta 2005 Ripasso Valpolicella Mas de la Dame 2005 La Gourmande Lex Baux de Provence Shooting Star 2006 Blue Franc
Beer: Unibroue Trois Pistoiles Food: Asian Beef Sandwiches with Chinese Cabbage Slaw
Coming: Wednesday Sandwich Nights, starting in May
Arrow Centerville 937-433-6778 615 Lyons Rd Centerville
Friday, Apr 10, 2009 5-8 pm Beer Tasting Leinekugels - 1888 Bock Anchor Bock Beer Mendocino Bock Samuel Adams White Ale Lagunitas - Undercover Investigative Shutdown Ale
Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 11 am-5 pm Wine Tasting Gruet Demi Sec Sparkling Wine 2006 Cinnabar Chardonnay 2006 Pallazone Dunini Bianco 2005 Fieldstone Convivio 2005 Elyse C’est Si Bon 2005 Cinnabar Mercurey Rising
Rue Dumaine www.ruedumainerestaurant.com
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 5-7 pm
Monmousseau Vouvray 2007 Paul Thomas Sancerre Chavignol Les Comtesses, 2007 Domaine De Pallus Chinon, 2005
Special Thursday, April 9, 2009 Kenwood Wintery Wine Tasting with Dennis Heat.
The Wine Gallery and Cafe, Corner of 3rd and Wayne
Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 10-2 pm
2007 Gaio Rosso 2005 Frank Family Zinfandel 2006 Pinossine Pinot Noir 2007 Montaribaldo Barbara D’Asti 2004 Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio
The Wine Gallery will be back at the 2nd Street Market starting this Saturday, Apr 11 with a value tasting!
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 5:30 - 8:30 pm 2004 Di Stefano Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Franks Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Franks Family Chardonnay 2005 Rutherford Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Domenica Red Wine
Trader Joe’s in Kettering
Tastings Thursday 6:00-8:00 and Sunday 4:00-7:00 Trimbach Riesling (2005) AOC Alsace, France. Novella Synergy Blanc (2007) AVA Paso Robles, California. Chalk Creek Gewurztraminer (2007) AVA Alexander Valley, California. Sebastien Roux Volnay (2005) AOC Volnay, France.
A Taste of Wine 90 S. Main St Miamisburg, OH 937.247-1120 www.atasteofwine.org This week’s wines:
Vouvray Trinchero Mary’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc HobNob Chardonnay Ed Hardy Rose Beringer California Collection Pinot Noir Graziano Petite Sirah Kunde Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
April 9 - WineKnow class with Sommelier Brandon Monroe
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 937-320-9548
Wine Wednesdays in the bar. Apr 15, 2009 4-8 pm
Georges Duboeuf 46 diamonds Pouilly-fuisse, France 2006 Cloudline Pinot Noir, Oregon, 2007 Atrezin Zinfandel, Mendocino County, 2006 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2005
Sat, Apr 25, 2009 3:30-5:30pm $35 per person RSVP 222-ARTS Wine Tasting & Hors D’oeuvres at Fleming’s to benefit Culture Works Tasting of over 25 California wines paired with hors d’oeuvres.
Sat, Apr 25, 2009 6:30-9:30pm $90 per person 222-ARTS California Cuisine & Wine Dinner Four course dinner and California Wines
Bruning’s Wine Cellar
Saturday, Apr 11, 2008 1-4 PM Featuring Toad Hollow 2006 “Askew” Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Le Faux Frog Chardonnay 2004 Le Faux Frog Pinot Noir 2005 Le Faux Frog Merlot 2006 Cacophony Zinfandel 2004 Le Faux Frog Syrah
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 5-8 PM 2005 Riesling 2007 Gewurtztraminer 2007 Dry Rosada 2006 Pinot Noir 2005 Cabernet 2004 Due Amici
The Culinary Company Cross Pointe Center
Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 12-6 pm Wines: Chateau St.Jean Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.
Beers: Avery Brewing Company India Pale Ale, Red Point Amber Ale, Ellie’s Brown Ale, New World Porter, and Out of Bounds Stout.
Bella Vino Wine Merchant & Bar, Springboro, OH 45066
Thursday 6pm - 8pm and Saturday 12pm - 5pm
Trinchero Family Chardonnay Trinchero Napa Valley Merlot Chicken Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Main Street Cabernet Sauvignon Trinchero Napa Valley Cabernet Franc
Tuesday April 14, 2009 6pm-8pm
Join Milla Handley wine- maker & Owner of Handley Cellars to taste and discuss her wines & winery. Handley Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Handley Cellars Pinot Gris Handley Cellars Anderson Valley Chardonnay Handley Cellars Pinot Noir
Wine Classes Tuesday April 14, 2009 7:30pm-9pm Intro to Reds Tuesday April 28, 2009 7:30pm-9pm Spanish wine including Sherry
Little Sonoma, 6078 West Chester Road, West Chester, OH 45069. 513-942-9463. Located two blocks north of Union Centre Blvd. at the corner of Muhlhauser and West Chester Roads www.LittleSonomaWines.com
Friday, Apr 10, 2009 4:30-7:30 pm and Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 3-6 pm Italian Wines by Antinori Santa Cristina Campogrande Orvieto Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio Santa Cristina Sangiovese Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore Tormaresca Neprica Antinori Toscano Rosso
April Wine Enrichment Classes Offered 7- 9 pm RSVP April 9 - Spain & Portugal April 23 - Chile & Argentina April 30 - New Zealand & South Africa
Jungle Jim’s RSVP 513 674 6008 Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 1 -3 pm $25 Tommyknocker Brewery beers with brewery president, Jim SchwabTweet