A few months ago, Robin Gerber came through town. She's one of the founding partners of Spotlight brands, who represents some of the most prestigious wineries in California, and while some of the brands they represent come at the price that notoriety commands, some of them are still under the proverbial radar and are consequently a particularly excellent value.
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
Occasionally, we get the opportunity to put together a dinner with exceptional wines, and occasionally we get the opportunity do so with a knowledgeable sort. And once in a while, we get to do one where the wines are exceptional values. And sometimes, all three qualities intersect in one dinner.
Join us for a six-course dinner with delicious (and remarkably affordable) Italian wines with the extremely knowledgeable Debbie Slutsky. Web and email reservations won’t hold you a place, so please call us at 326-9363 if you’d like to attend. Pear, Prosciutto and cardamom popcorn. NV Ruggeri “Argero” Prosecco, Veneto Branzino omelette with fresh thyme. 2014 […]
Dear Feastlings, Every year, when I taste a new vintage of wines from our Arizona neighbors, I find myself a little prouder. With each advancing vintage, our growers and winemakers make a little progress in understanding the microclimates of Arizona, discovering which varietals hold up to the intricacies of Southern Arizona climate, and each year, […]
Hello, Feastlings. After a false start in March, we were worried we wouldn’t be able to host the dinner we’d hoped for with Sans Liege owner/winemaker Curt Schalchlin, but fortune has smiled upon us. Curt will be in town on Wednesday, April 20 for a five-course (six if you count a little mini dessert at […]
Hello, Feastlings. Some wineries make excellent Chardonnay; some make delicious Pinot Noir, or tasty Sauvignon Blanc. A handful, though, excel at pretty much whatever they do. Winemaker Ted Edwards has been making wine at Freemark Abbey for 31 years now, and he’s not only learned all the subtleties and intricacies of the winery and its […]
Calera Dinner at Feast with Josh Jensen Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:30 pm Striped bass on a roast pineapple and coconut fritter, over sautéed spinach. 2013 Calera Chardonnay, Central Coast Star anise-brined pork belly taco. 2013 Calera Pinot Noir, Central Coast Grilled boar tenderloin with rose- prune bread pudding. 2011 Calera “Reed Vineyard” Pinot Noir, […]
Van Duzer wine dinner at Feast with Peter Keenan Thursday, October 22, 2015 6:30 pm Potato crisp with chicken liver mousse, curried cauliflower purée and a wild Mexican shrimp. 2013 Van Duzer Riesling, Willamette Valley Salmon “Sandwich”: Roasted beet soufflé, sandwiched between slices of New Zealand King Salmon, served over wild mushrooms with hoisin. 2012 […]
Buon Giorno, Feastlings. Wednesday, July 15th, Margot Hoffar of Fontanafredda Winery will be here with us pouring delicious Piedmontese wines for which we’ve concocted a tasty menu. The dinner costs $60 plus tax and gratuity, and the company, food and drink all promise to be delightful. The only caveat: web and email reservations won’t hold […]
Hello, Feastlings. When the busy season starts gathering momentum, we can’t help ourselves. Now that enough of you are back in town, it’s time to start doing wine dinners again. The first one of the season is with Larry Challacombe of Global Vineyard, importer of Chilean and Argentine wines. If you’d like to join us, […]