On our recent trip to Oregon we found a new gem in the Dundee hills of Willamette Valley that I fell completely in love with for the quality of the wine, the sustainable practices, and how cool the tasting room was!
Winderlea Vineyard and Winery was created in 2006 by Donna Morris and Bill Sweat as an adventure, pursuit of passion and definitely second career. The elegance and sensuality of Pinot Noir became their passion in the 1990’s as they worked successful financial careers in Boston, Massachusetts. Traveling to France and enjoying some of the world’s best Burgundies was the foundation of their pursuit to start a new life making artisanal, craftsman style, small production wine in the part of the country most often equated to Burgundy. Continue reading "What I’m Drinking Now: Winderlea"1 Comment »
Can a wine loving, shoe devotee, community focused, girlie girl ask for anything more? November 7th at the Women’s Museum in Fair Park the 5th annual Wine, Women and Shoes event will take place, combing wine tasting and stunning fashions to benefit the Dallas Women’s Museum to empower women of all ages within our community.
The evening will feature tastings from BR Cohn, Coquerel Family Wine Estate, Adi, King Estate, Peju, Eagle Eye and more, along with a fashion show featuring Judy Ninman Designs matched with vintage and couture shoes.
Men are invited too. This year’s event includes a new Men’s Lounge, featuring a scotch tasting, cigar rolling and shoe shines. More info available here.
Then you must check out French Affaires in Dallas. They hold all kinds of French-inspired events all over town. On November 1, they are hosting a French wine and cheese pairing at Molto Fromaggio in Highland Park. On November 8, they will be at The Cultured Cup to “tour Provence its signature flavors and foods.” All the info you need is here. Berets optional.2 Comments »
He has time but he needs your help:
Our organization Friendship Force of Dallas is going on an exchange trip to Turkey next year. We are looking for a Turkish restaurant that can accommodate a group of 50-60 people for a meeting next July. Can you provide me with a list of restaurants in the Dallas area that have a Turkish ethnic atmosphere and food? I appreciate any assistance you can provide.
Hit it and get it.8 Comments »
Earlier in the week, I introduced you to Susan Marx and the Foodie in a Warzone blog she writes from her kitchen in Kabul, Afghanistan. Today she sends you a message:
I just saw your lovely post and link to my new blog on the Dallas Food and Wine blog and wanted to thank you very much for the support! This is something that is quite close to our hearts, and in light of the recent attacks in Kabul, something we do for sanity as well – your support is much appreciated. Warm regards,Susan.
Dishers, I say we add her to the blogroll on the right. Perhaps with a little support from us, Susan can find a little peace. And we can get some great recipes! What do you say?3 Comments »
A couple of months ago, a Disher in Colleyville asked me if I knew where Jack’s Porch was opening in her area. I did what most reputable reporters do, I Googled. I did find job listings for a Jack’s Porch but no address. Then I forgot about it. This morning a Disher with a head for the law and a bod for Law & Order sends word that Jack of Jack’s Porch is Jack Layman, the former manager of Rockfish in Southlake, and he has been slapped with a lawsuit for violating his employment contract. Layman quit his job at Rockfish and opened Jack’s Porch across the street with a Rockfish-rip-off menu. Rockfish is claiming Layman has violated his employment contract which prohibits him from working at another restaurant within 10 miles.35 Comments »