This past year I spent the better half of November and December drinking Spanish Tempranillo and room-temperature white Burgundy. Since the New Year, I've left the Old World for wines made here in the states in one of my favorite regions: Oregon's Willamette Valley, which is known mostly for its Pinot Noir.
Mimosa Grill hosts its seventh annual Barnett Winery dinner Jan. 20, with winemaker David Tate hosting. Tastings will include 2013 Sangiacomo Chardonnay, 2013 Savoy Pinot Noir, 2012 Merlot, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2012 Cabernet Rattlesnake Vineyard, and the dinner will center on a whole roasted suckling pig. Show More Summary
For just the second time in the history of the Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia, a Pinot Noir won the top prize at last night’s trophy presentation dinner in Canberra. The Mornington Peninsula’s 2013 Yabby Lake Block 2 Pinot Noir won the ultimate award for an Australian wine, the Len Evans Memorial Trophy for [...]
This month let's chat about Willamette Valley pinot noir. (Like one really needs a reason to taste and talk about pinot noir.) [ more › ]
Wed 27 Aug If pinot is your poison you should set aside the evening of the 27th to sample 13 of Central Otago’s finest wineries and producers as they take over...
Sun 10 Aug More than 20 wineries from Tasmania will be showcasing their pinot noir varietals at a special Sunday afternoon event hosted by Rushcutters. Sit back...
Barnett Vineyards' winemaker David Tate will return Jan. 13 to Sullivan's Steakhouse for a five-course wine dinner with six wines. Among the courses are braised beef ravioli with Pinot Noirs, and filet mignon with grilled shrimp and Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain. Show More Summary
Mon 28 Oct The Stonier International Pinot Noir Tasting, known as Sipnot, is coming to Sydney for Good Food Month. 12 pinot noirs from around the world will be up...
We love to serve this with slow cooked pulled pork, but you could also go vegan and use jackfruit. The sauce is the star of this one, anyhow. [ more › ]
Taste more than 60 Oregon Pinot Noirs on March 7. [ more › ]
Sun 07 Oct Do you prefer a Sunday afternoon vino, a Friday night on the Pinot Noir or a steamy Saturday night uncovering Fifty Shades of Gris? Well with thanks to...
The new way to end the work week could be with a milkshake happy hour. The Counter now offers shakes spiked with wine, including one with pinot noir, cherries, and chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
Mon 20 Aug How does a showcase of twenty wineries from the Mornington Peninsula strike you as a way to spend a Monday night? Taste the top pinot noirs and chardonnays...
Thursday14 Engage in wine tasting and a discussion led by winemaker Jason Welch of Barra of Mendocino and Girasole tonight at Uncommon Ground. Featured wines include 2010 Girasole Vineyards Pinot Noir, 2009 Barra of Mendocino Chardonnay, 2005 Barra of Mendocino Zinfandel and 2010 Girasole Vineyards Muscat Canneli.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Morton’s The Steakhouse and Adobe Road Winery host a four-course meal May 24, with winery owner Kevin Buckler (and former pro race car driver) in attendance. Among the courses: filet mignon with shiitakes and 2009 Pinot Noir, SonomaShow More Summary
Searching for some wine wisdom? Woodfire Grill has you covered with the restaurant's third Thursday wine tastings. In case you haven't already guessed, Pinot Noir is the star at next week's May 17 wine tasting, which will take place in Woodfire Grill's main dining room during regular dinner service. Show More Summary
The Wine Vault brings Wrath Winery wines to LaVecchia's uptown for a dinner April 27. Among the courses: crispy rock shrimp and calamari with artichokes and 2010 Wrath Chardonnay; and almond-crusted trout with 2010 Pinot Noir. $55 (including tax and tip); Hearst Plaza; 704-548-9463.
A question from a reader: I had dinner at (a popular restaurant) last night and had a bottle of 2010 Kutch Pinot Noir (very good). On the wine list the price was $85 but on the bill it was $125. I asked the waiter to do a price check and he adjusted the bill to [...]
Go ahead, have that glass of Pinot Noir with dinner, ladies--it could help you prevent breast cancer. New research released today from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. and published in the Journal of Women's Health indicates that moderate consumption of red wine may reduce one of the risk factors for breast cancer, reports City News Service. [ more › ]
A pinot noir tasting Nov. 7 at Founders Hall will give you 20-plus varieties to try in preparation for Thanksgiving. Cost for the Wine Vault event is $25, but that's erased if you buy a case, and Aria will offer three courses for $30 for tasters, and charge no corkage fee for Wine Vault wines you buy that night. Show More Summary