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Hot Date: Ruffino hosting Italian wine dinner at Nicola’s Ristorante on October 14

Italian wine producer Ruffino will host a wine dinner at Nicola’s Ristorante in The Shops at Legacy in Plano on Wednesday, October 14, starring Beppe d’Andrea, Ruffino’s Global Brand Ambassador, a former cellar master and president of Chianti’s slow food movement. The dinner is $99++ and begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Wine guy Chris Teague will be there, Continue reading →


Graham Dodds

If you have a wine dinner planned this month, give up now. Hibiscus chef Graham Dodds already served a better one than you will.

  If you’re a chef or restaurateur and happen to be hosting a wine dinner this month, my condolences. You’d be hard pressed to create a better meal than the one chef Graham Dodds’ served at a recent Grassini Wines dinner at  Hibiscus. Winery rep Katie Grassini led an intimate tasting of her family’s estate wines, pointing out that Continue reading →



Steak Town: III Forks Steakhouse to host 100-point wine dinner September 10, hosted by wine guy Guy Stout

If you’re into wine, wine scores, Robert Parker and steaks, put September 10 on your calendar and pull out your Centrurion card. Wine guy Guy Stout, a master sommelier and all around good guy (see how I used guy three times there?) will emcee a dinner at III Forks Steakhouse in Dallas that features steaks and Continue reading →


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July 18 Guest Chef dinner: Dallas’ Scott Gottlich with Atlanta’s Todd Ginsberg

Dallas chef Scott Gottlich and 2014 James Beard Foundation semifinalist chef Todd Ginsberg (of Atlanta’s General Muir) will cook together on Saturday, July 18, at The Second Floor in a collaborative, farm-inspired dinner with optional wine pairings from Cakebread Cellars. The five-course dinner also offers optional Cakebread Cellars wines. The whole thing kicks off at 7:00 p.m. $75 (plus wines, plus tax Continue reading →


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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse hosting Keenan Winery dinner with owner Michael Keenan Friday, January 30

Napa Valley stalwart Robert Keenan Winery will take center stage at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Friday night, January 30, when winery owner Michael Keenan shares wines and stories from his family’s California winery. Located near the top of Spring Mountain District, high above Napa Valley,  the Keenan estate comprises 48 acres of vineyard, where the Keenans have been producing wine since 1977. Continue reading →


(L>R) Grace chef Blaine Staniford with Eyrie Vineyards' asst wine maker Mike Eldred and Grace owner Adam Jones

Hot Date: Grace Restaurant to host “Exotic Mushroom dinner” on January 16

Grace restaurant in Fort Worth is going all mushroomy this month, with an “exotic mushroom dinner” from chef Blaine Staniford and owner Adam Jones on Friday, January 16. Hon Shimeji, Trumpet Royale, Hen of the Woods and a handful of other mushrooms will grace plates at a six-course dinner, which includes wine pairings.  Vegetarian and vegan menues are Continue reading →



Sevy’s Grill teaming up with Cakebread Cellars for wine dinner Monday, December 15

The uber-cool Sevy’s Grill in Preston Hollow is teaming up with Napa’s Cakebread Cellars for a private wine dinner next Monday, December 15. Reception begins at 6:30, dinner starts at 7:00. $95 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations required: (214)265-7389 or If you know Sevy, Amy or Stefan, you know this will be a really Continue reading →


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