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Wining and Dining with Jim White March 16, 2011

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Varietals are the Spice of Life at Savor Dallas’ “Wine Panel Tasting Seminar”

Savor a world of wines and meet the people responsible for making them at the popular Savor Dallas “Wine Panel” tasting seminar on Saturday March 19th, at 3 p.m. at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Seminar Theatre.

From left April Cullom, David Hopkins, John Concannon, Karla Barber, Kim McPherson, Dr. Richard Becker

Two leaders of the Texas Wine Industry will be on hand for the interactive tasting:  Dr. Richard Becker, proprietor of Becker Vineyards in Fredricksburg, with his Bordeaux blend Claret, and Kim McPherson, from McPherson Cellars in Lubbock sampling his Viognier.  Winemaker David Hopkins from Bridlewood Estate Winery will be showing off his California Central Coast Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (this is “Sideways” country after all).  Farther up the coast in Livermore, The Concannon Family Vineyards has been producing great wines for over 125 years.  John Concannon will be pouring his family’s Heritage Petite Sirah, which is only made in select years, with exceptional grapes from the very best vintages.  Delicious wines from Ribera del Duero round-out the tasting.   The region’s international wine ambassador April Cullom teases your taste buds with Tinta de Toro (adapted for this region of Spain from Tempranillo).  The session will be moderated by Karla Barber who is president of the Dallas Chapter of Women for Wine Sense.

The comfortable Seminar Theatre is the perfect setting for this wine adventure.  A limited number of tickets remain for this great tasting.  You’re also invited to stay and enjoy the full Savor Dallas wine and food experience following the seminar.  There is a special ticket package that combines the Reserve Tasting (5 p.m.) and the International Grand Tasting (7 p.m.)   Visit SavorDallas.com for full details and to get tickets to all events.  It’s “the most delicious wine and food festival in Texas” –March 18-19, in the Dallas Arts District.  Bring your friends.

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