To the uninitiated, a Winemaker dinner can sound like a stuffy affair of wine snobs, rich food and some guy walking around telling you how great his wine is. Well, sometimes they are like that, but not usually. Bacchus and Beery Wine Blog, as you might imagine, has attended many winemaker dinners but never one so fun, entertaining and interactive as the wine dinner and blending contest recently put on by Australia’s Mollydooker Wines at Morton’s Steakhouse in the Denver Tech Center. Let’s not call this a winemaker dinner, not even an event. It was more like a carnival of wine, in the best of ways.
Earlier this week we had the opportunity to join winemaker Andrew Schweiger of Schweiger Vineyards for a wonderful winemaker dinner at CRU Wine Bar – Park Meadows in Denver. The restaurant was closed for the event which was attended by at least fifty people. I doubt anyone went home disappointed in the wine, Andrew’s presentation or the food. The menu was very well thought out and showcased the wines beautifully. More on that later…
Strings Restaurant (Denver) & Van Duzer Pinot Noir – A Nice Combination
We were excited last week to see a posting from our friends at LocalWineEvents.com for a wine dinner at Strings Restaurant in Denver with Van Duzer Vineyards Pinots from Willamette Valley, Oregon. We had wanted to give Strings a try after a couple of good recommendations and we like Van Duzer pinots…nice combination.