Dallas Winery Happenings Around Town

A few announcements hit my inbox today for events thrown by our local Dallas wineries to put on the calendar.

Next Thursday, June 30th Fuqua Winery will host a Double Blind seated tasting of 10 different Rose wines, the perfect wine for summer, with prices and brands revealed after the tasting is complete.  Rose can be made from so many different varietals from Pinot Noir to Merlot to Malbec, in fact pretty much any traditional red varietals has probably been made into a Rose.  This is a great opportunity to try several and find one that fits your palate.  Reservations required -214 769-117.  

If you are in the neighborhood (behind the Home Depot on Lemmon) this weekend, Fuqua is also asking guests to stop by, fill out a quick questionnaire and receive a free glass of wine.

Also next Thursday, Oak Cliff Wine Cellars has teamed with Lavendou Bistro for a wine dinner featuring several of Oak Cliff Cellars wine paired with delicate French country fare at Lavendou.  Reservations required – 972-248-1911.

I stopped by Times Ten Cellars the other Wednesday night, pizza night, and was glad to see it packed with groups of friends, families and cozy couples enjoying a glass and a pie from the pizza oven parked right out front.  Their crisp, spicy, cherry filled Rose of Syrah is on sale this month also for $8.99 a bottle, take home.

August 3rd Calais Winery in Deep Ellum will begin a semi-annual wine recycling program to help improve recycling of wine bottles in Texas.  On average only 30% of wine bottles in the state are recycled after they are emptied.  Calais would like to see that number improve so at their first event on August 3rd they will give incentives to guests who bring in wine bottles from Texas (only Texas wines) for recycling including free tastings and discounts off their wine purchase.

And the next Texas Wine Trail with Calais, Fuqua, Times Ten Cellars and Inwood Estates will be July 23rd benefiting The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas.  Details and tickets here.

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