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Two Significant Wine Events on Thursday

Thursday, February 9 will be a big day for Dallas wine enthusiasts. There are two big events.

First: Duchman Does Dallas…This will be the winery’s second stop on a three-city (Austin, Dallas, San Antonio) 2010 White Wine Roadshow Release tour. Winemaker Dave Reilly will be in attendance to chat to guests. My take: I visited Duchman here and found them to be one of the most accomplished white wine makers in the state. The Vermentino has garnered the most press, but the other whites (especially the Viognier) deserve the attention of serious consumers too. The other thing about this walkabout tasting is that you can expect André Natera’s food to be sophisticated and harmonious as well. (More details below.)

Second: Sigel’s hosts the Moët Hennessey Winemaker Tour. (More details below.)

Duchman Family Winery Release Party

Thursday, February 9th 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The Fairmont Dallas (The Pavilion Room) – 1717 N. Akard Street, Dallas TX 75201

Tickets: $30 per person. For reservations, please contact Lisa Elliott at events@duchmanwines.com or 512.858.1470 ext. 107.

Duchman Family Winery 2010 White Wine Portfolio

  • Duchman Family Winery 2010 Pinot Grigio

We’re extremely proud to offer such a flavorful Pinot Grigio. Aromas of fresh citrus and tree fruits come through gently on the nose. The palate follows with refreshing notes of lime zest, green apple, rounded out with a subtle roasted almond character on the finish.

*To be paired with Crostini with Mozzarella, Squash Puree, Balsamic and Prosciutto

  • Duchman Family Winery 2010 Trebbiano

Everyone needs a little escape now and then. Our Trebbiano offers just that – a glassful of tropical vacation. Let the flavors of bananas, fresh tropical fruits, and citrus take you away. This Trebbiano serves as a perfect late afternoon quaffing wine or as an aperitif for the early evening.

*To be paired with Grilled Calamari, Lemon, Garlic and Parsley with Endive

  • Duchman Family Winery  2010 Vermentino

Delicate nuances of white flowers and citrus blossom come through on the nose.  Complex flavors of pear, grapefruit, and lime zest linger on the palate.

*To be paired with Plantain Chip with Black Bean & Corn Salad

  • Duchman Family Winery  2010 Viognier

Viognier has been called ‘springtime in a bottle.’ Flavors of apricot, white peaches and tangerine. A beautiful acid to body balance, creating a harmonious and ultimately refreshing finish.

*To be paired with Duck and Pistachio Terrine on Brioche with Cumberland Sauce

Also that evening, for those of a schizophrenic cast of mind to do simultaneously, Sigel’s hosts the Moët Hennessey Winemaker Tour. Per the press release…

Moet Hennessey Winemaker Tour

Featuring over 50 wines from these outstanding winemakers:

Manuel Louzada – Numanthia

Tim Heath – Cloudy Bay

Chris Millard – Newton

Nicolas Audebert – Cheval des Andes

Marc Sorrel – Ch de Sancerre

Tom Tibuurzi – Domaine Chandon Sparkling Wines

JoelBurt – Domaine Chandon Still Wines

Herve Birnie – Terrazas de los Andes

The Mansion on Turtle Creek

Thursday, February 9th 6-8pm                       $35 per person

As befits one of the leading luxury goods companies, the Luis Vuitton-Moët Hennessy wine portfolio represents some of the most iconic producers in the world. Whether in Spain, New Zealand, France, California, or Argentina, these winemakers set the benchmark in winemaking for their respective appellations and varietals. Join us at The Mansion on Turtle Creek on Thursday, February 9th from 6-8pm as we welcome the winemaking staff of these singular estates for a comprehensive tasting of their current releases. Over 50 bottlings will be showcased during this extraordinary walk-around tasting event.

To showcase the wines’ multidimensional complexity and to highlight the affinity of these fabulous offerings with food, Chef Bruno Davillon has created a superb menu of appetizers to accompany the tasting. Don’t miss what will surely be one of the most comprehensive wine tastings of its type in Dallas this year. Space is limited, so don’t wait.

Thursday, February 9th – 6-8pm

The Mansion on Turtle Creek         2821 Turtle Creek Blvd

$35 per person