Sunday, June 2, 2013

Food & Fun - Houston, Texas for the Week of June 2, 2013

In this edition of Food & Fun - Houston, Texas, check out the following events.

  • The Texas Wine School Presents Wine Tasting Class: Wines of Piedmonte
  • Summer Sommelier Series at Philippe Restaurant + Lounge
  • The Texas Wine School Presents Wine Tasting Class: Wines of France






The Texas Wine School Presents Wine Tasting Class: Wines of Piedmonte

Monday, June 17, 2013 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Houston, Texas


Chilled at French Country Wines
2433 Bartlett Street
Houston, Texas 77005
713-882-8773

Cost: 60


Wine Tasting Class: Wines of Piedmonte

Dates: June 17th
Cost: $60.00
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Location: Chilled at French Country Wines – 2431 Bartlett Street, Houston, TX
Instructor: James King

Piedmont, a region that many regard, as Italy’s premier site for red wines.  Located in Italy’s northwest corner, it boasts nine prestigious DOCG wines (Italy’s top wine classification) – more than any other Italian wine region.

Piedmont is home to six major grape varieties known world-wide. This class gives an in-depth overview of the most important wines here in Piedmonte, with a tasting & examination of each wine: Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo, Barolo and Barberesco.
The class covers the geographic areas of each wine, the appellations, or DOC & DOCG, and their meaning, as well as soil composition, micro climates, hillside exposition and why it all matters.



Summer Sommelier Series at Philippe Restaurant + Lounge

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Houston, Texas


Philippe Restaurant + Lounge
1800 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, Texas 77056
713-439-1000

Cost: $40 per person-includes wines and cheese board


Phil’s Wine Lounge is happy to announce the return of their popular sommelier series on May 22nd. With their successful run with guest sommeliers that showcased the talents , Phil's sommelier Vanessa Trevino Boyd is now gearing up for summer with four new dates. Beginning May 22nd, Phil’s Wine Lounge will host a series of intimate tastings every other Wednesday from 6-7:30 that will encompass a variety of subjects pertaining to our favorite libation. With an array of wines being featured at each tasting, there will be something to appease every palate. Space will be limited, for reservations please contact kgarver@phillippehouston.com.

June 19th:  Wine-Inspired Cocktails with Laurie Sheddan & Leslie Ross of Ladies of Libation
Join two acclaimed mistresses of the cocktail go beyond sangria as the uncover the secrets to using wine in cocktails. You’ll never look back!









The Texas Wine School Presents Wine Tasting Class: Wines of France

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Houston, Texas


Chilled at French Country Wines
2433 Bartlett Street
Houston, Texas 77005
713-882-8773

Cost: 60


Wine Tasting Class: Wines of France

Dates: June 19th
Cost: $60.00
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Location: Chilled at French Country Wines – 2431 Bartlett Street, Houston, TX
Instructor: James King

Why learn about France?

Simply because they still continue to create so many of the world’s most intriguing, exotic, and individualistic wines.

France is the birthplace of most noble grape varieties we know today; Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, and others.This class will introduce you to, and taste, these classic grapes and the regions they come from in France. We will also breakdown a French Label and other essentials in order to give you a deeper, more inherent understanding of these delicious wines.

Joanna will be leading this class because her background is so interesting and maybe an inspiration to some or many of you. I know it has been to be me, she self published a book on Wines of France, which will be available in class, has a cool, but geeky, blog and never fails a wine exam. So please come and support her and perhaps see how to make a transition into the world of wine.




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