Monday
Feb042013

2009 Vineyard 7 & 8 Cabernet Sauvignon

Happy to Monday to you all -

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to try q few wines that I hadnt yet come across. 

One that stood out was a magnum of the 2009 Vineyard 7 & 8 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Spring Mountain AVA in Napa County.  This wine was beautifully structured with a backbone of rich silky tannins and red fruit flavors.  Definitely a nice representation from Spring Mountain.  I would definitely be on the lookout for a bottle near you. 

More info on Wineyard 7 & 8 can be found here:   www.vineyard7and8.com

This wine will be available at our online shop when we open by the end of the month.  It will be available for shipping throughout the state of Texas or for instore pickup if you are looking to buuy wine in the Dallas & Ft Worth area. 

Please check our inventory levels at:  www.WinePoste.com

Monday
Oct222012

FT33 to Host MS Wine Dinners in Dallas, TX

Just received some hot news in my inbox -

FT33, the new Design District restaurant by Matt McCallister, will be hosting 3 very exciting wine dinners in the coming months featuring some very bright minds.  Each dinner will feature a member of The Court of Master Sommeliers for one-of-a-kind evenings in October, November, and December. These exclusive events mark the first time in Dallas for a restaurant to welcome members of The Court of Master Sommeliers. 

COST:  $125 per person, excluding tax and gratuity for a five-course menu with wine pairings   

Monday, October 29, 2012 Melissa Monosoff MS, Irving, TX – Award-winning sommelier and James Beard nominee for "Outstanding Wine Service"

Monday, November 19, 2012 Craig Collins MS, Austin, TX – South Central Regional Manager for Italian wine importer Dalla Terra and board member of TEXSOM

Monday, December 10, 2012Guy Stout MS, Houston, TX – Certified Wine Educator, Certified Spirits Specialist, and member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Society of Wine Educators

Each evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a welcome reception, followed by a formal dinner at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:         FT33

                      1617 Hi Line Drive

                      Suite 250

                      Dallas, Texas 75207

                      214.741.2629

                      www.FT33Dallas.com

RSVP: Guests can RSVP by calling FT33 at 214.741.2629 or by sending an email to ryan@ft33dallas.com.

Count me in!  See you there!

Tuesday
Oct022012

Wednesday Night Wine Tasting!

James Jordan of the Dallas Wine Company is at it again!  Tomorrow night he is hosting some delicious wines for $5!  Join in on the fun October 3rd at The Wine Therapist.  Ill update with favorites after the tasting!

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Dallas Wine Company

“Taste Often – Drink Well”

Invites you to a special wine tasting experience featuring..

European Cellars

Eric Solomon Selections

Eric Solomon founded European Cellars in 1989 and it very quickly became recognized as one the best importers of fine wine to the United States. They focus on wines from France and Spain, representing over 80 properties. Solomon's wines are intense expressions of terroir, and are frequently bottled unfined and unfiltered. The quality of his selections is remarkable and also a fine source of outstanding wine values. We have chosen 5 wines (all priced under $20) to showcase for you.

Featured wines...

- 2011 Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais - An amazing blend of 90% Grenache Blanc, 5% Roussanne and 5% Viognier from the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. 93 point rating by The Wine Advocate. 

- 2010 Michel Gassier Nostre Pais Costieres de Nimes  - The red version, a blend of 35% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 20% Mourvedre, 15% Cinsault and 5% Syrah also from the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. 90 point rating by The Wine Advocate.

- 2011 Michel Gassier Cotes du Rhone Villages Visan Cercius- Another Gassier offering, this time from the Southern Rhone  region of France. The 2011 Cercius Rouge Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah. 89 point rating by The Wine Advocate.

- 2010 Chateau Puech- Haut Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige - An absurd value and a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, and 5% Carignan from the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. 94 point rating by The Rhone Report.

- 2010 Espelt Viticultors Old Vine Garnacha - This one is 100% old vine Garnacha from Catalonia, Spain. 92 point rating by The Wine Advocate.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012  5:00 - 8:00 pm

The Wine Therapist

1810 Skillman at Live Oak

Dallas, TX 75206

$5.00

RSVP to james@dallaswinecompany.com

·         2011 Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais - An amazing blend of 90% Grenache Blanc, 5% Roussanne and 5% Viognier from the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. 93 point rating by The Wine Advocate. 

·         2010 Michel Gassier Nostre Pais Costieres de Nimes  - The red version, a blend of 35% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 20% Mourvedre, 15% Cinsault and 5% Syrah also from the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. 90 point rating by The Wine Advocate.

·         2011 Michel Gassier Cotes du Rhone Villages Visan Cercius- Another Gassier offering, this time from the Southern Rhone  region of France. The 2011 Cercius Rouge Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah. 89 point rating by The Wine Advocate.

·          2010 Chateau Puech- Haut Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige - An absurd value and a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, and 5% Carignan from the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. 94 point rating by The Rhone Report.

·          2010 Espelt Viticultors Old Vine Garnacha - This one is 100% old vine Garnacha from Catalonia, Spain. 92 point rating by The Wine Advocate.

Saturday
Sep292012

Moving On Up!

Master Sommelier Drew Hendricks most recently of Pappas Brothers in Dallas, has been named the new VP of Marketing for Rudd Winery.

Great news and congratulations! 

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RUDD WINERY SELECTS MASTER SOMMELIER DREW HENDRICKS
TO SERVE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING AND SALES

Oakville, CA - Rudd Winery, Leslie Rudd’s esteemed vineyards set in Oakville, Napa Valley, announced today that it has selected Master Sommelier Drew Hendricks as Vice President of Marketing and Sales. In this new role, Hendricks will serve as the company’s brand ambassador, sharing the Rudd story with fellow sommeliers at top restaurants and wine bars across the country, distributors, retailers and other industry partners.

“Drew embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and Midwestern values that are at the core of everything we do at Rudd,” said Leslie Rudd. “He’s a humble, down-to-earth guy with a passion for, and deep knowledge of wine. We are excited to have Drew on our team, playing a critical role in our continued efforts to build a world-class, multi-generational, estate winery.“

One of the most well-respected sommeliers in the country, Hendricks has been one of the wine industry’s rising stars and brings with him a rich and diverse set of experiences. A Master Sommelier since 2008, he most recently was the Wine Director at Pappas Restaurants, where his efforts in their flagship steakhouses in Houston and Dallas earned two Wine Spectator Grand Awards. Hendricks also served as Wine Director at Charlie Palmer in Dallas.  In addition to his experience as sommelier, he worked on the distributor side for several years with Glazer’s and Prestige Wine Cellars of Texas.

“With its classic structure and sense of place, Rudd Wines are among the most beautiful I've tasted and a true representation of the Oakville appellation," said Drew Hendricks. "I am honored to be joining this extraordinary team of people led by Leslie Rudd, a visionary whose support of the sommelier community and dedication to wine education has been second to none."

Hendricks has amassed an impressive list of accolades in a short time, including second place at the National Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Sommelier Finals competition, and first place at the 2007 International Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Sommelier Competition. In 2005, Wine and Spirits magazine named Hendricks a “Best New Sommelier.” Recognizing the challenges facing young people interested in wine, he is also the co-founder and a board member of the Texas Sommelier Association, which hosts the annual Texas Sommelier Conference to promote wine education throughout the South. Hendricks also currently serves on the board of Directors for both the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Guild of Sommeliers.

Rudd Winery is founded upon a deep respect for the land, love of great wines and the desire to build a multi-generational winery with a legacy of excellence for present and future generations. From vineyard to glass, Rudd is driven by an unwavering commitment to excellence in every detail of its winemaking. The 55-acre estate is nestled on an appellation known for outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends; the red, rocky soils are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. A 12-acre Mt. Veeder property at 1600 ft elevation complements the valley floor estate and is planted to white varietals including Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Vert.  Over the years, Rudd wines have received critical acclaim from the industry’s most renowned critics, including 99 Pts from Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, and 94 Pts from Wine Spectator for the Rudd Oakville Estate Red 2008.

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Thursday
Sep202012

This Friday - Taste Vina Cobos Wines of Argentina

Our friends over at the Dallas Wine Company are having another awesome tasting this Friday night at the Wine Therapist.  Check it out!

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Dallas Wine Company

“Taste Often – Drink Well”

Invites you to a special wine tasting experience featuring..

Viña Cobos Winery

Please join us for a complimentary tasting of seven wines from the Viña Cobos Winery in Argentina. The wines of Viña Cobos are the result of a shared dream inspired by the passion of an American winemaker (Paul Hobbs) and two partners (Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud) from a wine-producing culture deeply rooted in European traditions. Their founding aspiration: to produce a malbec of power and elegance unequalled anywhere in the world. We will showcase three Malbecs, two Cabernet Sauvignons and two Chardonnays from their highly rated portfolio of current releases.

Friday, September 21, 2012  5:00 - 7:00 pm


The Wine Therapist

1810 Skillman at Live Oak

Dallas, TX 75206

RSVP to james@dallaswinecompany.com