Feb 252009
 

Write Off the Vine: Texas Wine News – Upcoming Events

1. Join Wine and Food Foundation Members & Friends at the next Foundation Academy class

2. Events from Haak Vineyards and Winery

3. Celebrate Texas Wine, Food, Friends & Fun at the 19th FREDERICKSBURG FOOD & WINE FEST

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Join Wine and Food Foundation Members & Friends at the next Foundation Academy class: Wine A to Z with Michael Vilim

March 12, 2009; 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Mirabelle Restaurant, 8127 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX 78759

Wine is like a good friend. You meet, then spend the rest of your life finding out what makes them unique. Widely known and regarded as one of the top wine authorities in Texas, restaurateur and sommelier Michael Vilim leads guests on an exciting wine journey in The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas’ upcoming Wine A to Z class.

Building upon the beginning Wine 101 class and held at Vilim’s Mirabelle Restaurant on Thursday, March 12th, 2009, this second installment in the Foundation Academy’s 2009 wine education series starts with the glass and moves backward toward the dirt. Discover the journey from terroir to table…or should we say table to terroir. It’s everything you wanted to know about wine, but were too busy enjoying it to find out.

Perfect for all education and interest levels. No pre-requisite required! Space limited, so reserve soon!

RSVP Required, Tickets Non-Refundable. $40 Foundation Members, $50 General Public. Visit www.winefoodfoundation.org or call the Foundation office at (512) 327-7555 to purchase tickets or request more info.

Events from Haak Vineyards and Winery

Friday Dinner & Dancing (Karaoke Style)

On Friday, February 27th, beginning at 5:30 p.m., we will have our popular dinner Service and Dancing with Karaoke Night.  Last seating is at 8:30 p.m. so please call and make your reservations now.

Port & Chocolate Event

On Saturday night, February 28th from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., we are hosting our popular Port & Chocolate Event. 
 
Chef David Reiss and his staff create a delactable assortment of chocolate desserts and confections to pair with our award winning Vintage Port. $35 per person, seating is limited. Musical entertainment by Guillermo Serpas.

Order Tickets (http://www.haakwine.com/products.asp?cat=19)
or contact Kathleen Reiss at 409-925-1401 x105 for more information or email her at kathleen@haakwine.com.

Celebrate Texas Wine, Food, Friends & Fun at the 19th FREDERICKSBURG FOOD & WINE FEST

Plans are underway for our 19th Annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, Saturday, October 24, 2009.

The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest features the best of Texas wines, food, and entertainment. Over seventy exhibitors vie for attention from discriminating gourmets and oenophiles.
 
The event will feature over 50 Texas Specialty booths showcasing, sampling and selling candies to olive oil, spices, jams, beef, lamb, herbs, jams, jellies, rubs, salsas, as well as other gift items such as Texas lavender and soap products. But wait, there’s more….over 25 Texas wineries. This will give our guests an opportunity to sample over 100 varieties of Texas wine, and lively entertainment includes jazz, Cajun and blues music, and the ever-popular Grape Expectations Cooking School with chef and author Terry Thompson Anderson and Chef Ross Burtwell of Cabernet Grill at Cotton Gin Village.

More information on the event, and advance ticket purchase, is available by contacting the Fest Office at 830-997-8515, or by visiting www.fbgfoodandwinefest.com. Proceeds from the Fest go toward the continued beautification of Marktplatz and is sponsored by the City of Fredericksburg.

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