Bottle Rockets: Sample a dozen Pinots at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Pinot tasting Friday, April 20

The monthly wine tastings at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse in Dallas are the best wine tastings in the city. Why? Because the certified sommelier staff at PBSH is the best in the state and because they love to share good wines with those who care about those things.

This month, those things are Pinot Noirs.

On April 20, $55++ buys you pours of 13 different Pinots, all from PBSH’s 33,000 bottle cellar. Stay for dinner, and they’ll usually knock off $25 from your bill just because they love you.

Start with me when the tasting begins at 6 pm, and we’ll both be very happy when it ends at 8 pm. No one ever leaves these tastings without feeling good. Plus, you get to meet Hatch writers Barb Werley, Jason Hisaw, Heather Green and Jason Huerta.

These things sell out fast. Better call quick to save a spot: 214-366-2000

Here’s the lineup:

2003 Iron Horse Vineyards Brut Rose, Green Valley, Sonoma, Californiia

2009 Darting Pinot Noir “Trocken” Pfalz, Germany

2005 Trimbach “Reserve Personelle” Alsace, France

2008 Coppola “Diamond Collection” Monterey County, California

2004 Martinborough Vineyard, Martinborough, New Zealand

2005 Bindi “Composition” Victoria, Australia

2000 Leroy Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France

2007 El Molino Winery, Rutherford, California

2009 Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay, South Africa

2006 Three Sticks Wines “Durrell Vineyard” Sonoma Coast, California

2006 Freestone Vineyards, Sonoma Coast, California

2005 Arcadian “Sleepy Hollow Vineyard” Santa Lucia Highlands, CA

2007 Sea Smoke Cellars “Southing” Santa Rita Hills, California (from magnum