If there's one importer that ties it all together and effectively blurs the line between those of us who are complete wine geeks and those who just like a really good glass of wine, it's Rosenthal Wine Merchant. And if there's one person who exemplifies that experience in corporeal form, it's Joanie Karapetian. This is your big chance.
Occasionally, we’re graced with a winemaker or winery representative who’s passing through Tucson. When they do, we’ll highlight their wines with a special dinner of four or five courses with a guest speaker- a winemaker, an importer or a winery representative. Watch this space to know about upcoming dinners, or make it easier on yourself by subscribing to our email list.
Past Wine Dinner
Every so often a winery crosses our path who we feel can do no wrong. Le Due Terre, Friuli winery of wife and husband Silvana Forte and Flavio Basilicata, is one of those wineries. Christian Troy, who imports their wines, will be here pouring them alongside food pairings that border on dinner.
We usually relegate our wine tastings to the last Sunday of the month, and once in a while, a winemaker or an importer trots through Tucson and we’re lucky enough to pick that person’s brain in the fleeting moments they’re here in town. This one will have healthy pours and small plates.
Darren Delmore of Tablas Creek Vineyard blows into town with four delicious wines in tow, and you’re invited to taste these remarkable wines from the brains and hands of the Haas family of Vineyard Brands here in the United States, and the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel in the Rhône Valley.
Time was, in the not-so-distant past, Feast would be lucky to score a six-pack of any of Ken Wright's single-vineyard wines. Since Ken Wright hung out his winemaking shingle (for the third time) at his eponymous winery- after making wine at Talbott in the Santa Lucia Highlands and starting Panther Creek in the Willamette Valley- Ken Wright has been focused on making Pinot Noir that's reflective of its origin.
Arizona Wine Dinner with Todd Bostock of Dos Cabezas WineWorks and Kent Callaghan of Callaghan Vineyards
Dear Feastlings, When Spanish Jesuit missionaries came to Arizona in the 16th century, they planted grapes for their sacramental wine, and likely some for enjoyment as well. That said, as late as the 1980’s, 400 years hadn’t necessarily improved the quality available amongst Arizona wines too significantly. Long have wine aficionados turned up their figurative […]
Opportunity knocks once again when Fabio Longano comes to Tucson. He'll be bringing five truly exceptional Italian wines with him, and we'll be pairing a dish with each wine. It all promises to be pretty fabulous.
Every now and again, we get the chance to put on a wine dinner with some really good wines. And once in a while, there's a clever and knowledgeable sort who puts on a dinner with us. What's more, we occasionally get to do a dinner with wines that have an excellent quality-to-price ratio. It's not often, however, that we get all three in one dinner.
Dear Feastlings, I meet with a dozen or more wine reps each week, and while the public perception is that it’s a glamorous job where people sip high-end wines with winemakers and chefs and bigwigs all day, I can tell you that it’s a wildly inaccurate perception. Being a wine rep means spending your day […]
By now you're well aware of our penchant for Rhône wines around here, but many of you remain tragically unaware of our particular fondness for a certain producer from the region. That producer is Maison Brotte.
I've written to you before about Stephen Hagen- the guy who keeps his vineyards healthy through the meticulous use of tweezers and leaf blowers. Evidently, he's willing to tolerate the separation anxiety long enough to come to Tucson and do a wine dinner with us.