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Wine Dinner Wednesday: 5 Places to Book Now

It’s that time of the week again, when we round up all the many and varied wine dinners happening around Dallas. We’re more than halfway through March, so spring is nigh and spirits are high.

WINE

  • Cork will satisfy your wine and cheese craving with a rosé and cheese tasting on Thursday, March 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be 10 rosés to taste and complimentary cheeses from Molto Formaggio. To make reservations, call 214-780-0373.
  • The Wine Poste will be hosting a brisket and wine event featuring Pecan Lodge brisket and Argentinean Malbec this Friday, March 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The wines included: 2010 Marietta Angeli Cuvee, 2011 Lamborn Zinfandel, 2012 Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel, 2011 Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel, 2012 Hartford Russian River Valley Zinfandel, and a 2011 Ridge Lytton Springs. You will be able to enjoy these highly acclaimed wines and ½-lb portions of Pecan Lodge brisket for only $30 per person. Buy your tickets online or call 214-272- 3221.
  • On Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m., the Wine Poste will be hosting their next chef in their Chef’s Dinners series. Andre Natera, executive chef of Village Kitchen and Toko V in Highland Park Village will prepare a five-course feast with wine pairings. The menu will include smoked potato with watercress soup, olive oil-poached salmon with confit egg yolk, squid ink Garganelli with smoked octopus bolognese, Indian-spiced veal cheeks with smoked pork belly and carrots, and a flexible ganache with olive oil ice cream. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214-272-3221. $110 per person
  • California’s Dry Creek Vineyards has made its way to Olenjack’s Grille for a four-course wine dinner on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. The menu will include a potato gnocchi, New England style chowder with smoked trout, roasted game hens with garlic & rosemary, warm potato fingerling salad, pancetta and brown butter dressing, and a classic sacher torte for dessert. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 817-226-2600. $65 per person

BEER

  • The Ginger Man’s Crabbie’s alcoholic ginger beer was a hit last year, but this year they are rolling out a new addition to the Crabbie’s family, Spiced Orange beer. Thursday, March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m., the Ginger Man will be debuting Spiced Orange chilled over ice. You can even try one of Crabbie’s ginger beer floats.

Hayley Votolato is a D Magazine intern, and aspiring food and travel editor. She will be graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree in Strategic Communication from the Schieffer College of Communication this May.