Posts Tagged ‘wine’


Sandestin Wine Uncorks Fun in the Sun

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Uncork Some Fun in the Sun at the 31st Sandestin Wine Festival, April 20-23 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The Sandestin Wine Festival is a picture-perfect event, complete with white tents, flowing wine, food, ladies strolling in hats, live music and much more. Affectionately called the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals,” attendees enjoy wine… Read More

TumTum Tree Foundation Auctions Wines To Benefit Local Children

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

This year’s 27th Annual Charity Wine Auction Weekend is America’s longest running charity wine auction benefiting children’s charities and will be held on Nov. 3–5.

Pair This: Village Tavern’s Steak Au Poivre & St. Francis Zinfandel

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Tender steak, creamy potatoes and a big, red wine make a classic meal.

Pair This: Bellini’s Red Velvet Cheesecake & Vietti Barbera

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Croom iced creamy white frosting — dotted with praline crumbles — over two tall, moist layers of red velvet cake. In the middle is the layer that takes this cake over the top — cheesecake.

Italian Fizz

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Cleto Chiarli’s Lambrusco wines add a little fizz to my life. by Jan Walsh     Photography by Beau Gustafson Lambrusco is renowned for its natural fizziness that results in slightly sparkling wines. And with 150 years of know-how and tradition, Cleto Chiarli makes lovely Lambrusco wines. From the minerality of Sorbara to the fruitiness of the… Read More

Pair This: The Melting Pot’s Flaming Turtle & Rose Regale

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

I match chocolate and sparkling wine for a decadent ending to evenings at The Melting Pot.

GianMarco Wine

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

GianMarco’s wine bar and retail shop draws wine savvy patrons. by Jan Walsh     Photography by Beau Gustafson GianMarco’s Restaurant has long had one of the finest and most flexible wine programs in Alabama. Brothers Giani and Marco Respinto own and operate the restaurant, and offer more than 300 select restaurant quality wines. Wines are offered… Read More

Good Times

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Pack Robert Mondavi Private Selection for picnics and tailgating. by Jan Walsh, Photography by Beau Gustafson I first met Robert Mondavi at Premiere Napa Valley 2006. Every time I open a bottle of his wines, I am reminded of that day. Today was no exception, when I opened a box delivered to my door containing… Read More

Birmingham Restaurant Week 2012 – August 17 to August 26

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Discover a new place or revisit an old favorite, and enjoy a bargain. Celebrate the city’s acclaimed culinary culture by taking advantage of incentives to revisit your favorite restaurants and bars or to experience new places for the first time during Birmingham Restaurant Week, August 17-26. Restaurants will offer special two and/or three-course prix-fixe lunch… Read More

Ravenswood County Series

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Explore Zinfandel with three Ravenswood Zins: Sonoma, Napa and Lodi. by Jan Walsh      Photography by Beau Gustafson I had dinner with Joel Peterson when he was in Birmingham a few… (gulp) years ago. Where does time go? Recently when his Ravenswood County Series arrived at my door—for tasting and consideration—I was reminded of the evening… Read More

Southern Rhone Style

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

California’s Halter Ranch Vineyard specializes in Rhone varietals by Jan Walsh      Photography by Beau Gustafson Halter Ranch Vineyard is a new California winery producing 100 percent estate- grown wines with a focus on quality and sustainability. The winery is located on the west side of Paso Robles in California’s Central Coast. Halter Ranch… Read More