Wednesday, May 5, 2010

This Week in Wine

Posted By on Wed, May 5, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Delectables has half-price bottles of wine all day today and every Wednesday at their Wacky Wednesday event. Owner Donna DiFiore says she also offers a daily special where three select bottles are discounted $10, and three other wines are marked down to $6 a glass. Also worthy of note is the Nimbus beer-tasting scheduled for 5 p.m., Thursday, May 13, where you can try every Nimbus brew for $10.

Catavinos holds tastings from 4 to 8 p.m., daily, Thursday, May 6, through Saturday, May 8. $10 buys tastes of six different wines; it’s only $8 with a wine purchase of $10 or more. Catavinos is also holding a tasting of hard-to-find wines from around the world on Wednesday, May 12. It’ll only set you back a paltry $4 for tastes of four to six wines, and you get to vote to decide which wines stay in stock.

Janos Wilder will be at Catavinos from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 13, for a live taping of the radio show On the Menu Live. Wilder provides the finger food while tastes of six different wines are poured for $10. There’s also talk of some sort of strange ritual called “the annual burning of the basket” that may take place. Wine? Fire? Hooray!

The Wine Depot offers a free tasting of five old-world rosés from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 8. (Note: It’s actually worth checking in with Catavinos and the Wine Depot on a weekly basis due to the enormous number of tasting events they both offer).

And up at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain they’re holding a three-course dinner at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar with wine from Patz & Hall vineyard at 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 7, for $125. Call 572-3000 for reservations.

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