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Charlottesville wine and food country “Wining and Dining with Jim White” October 5, 2017

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Savor sublime flavor and hospitality

Charlottesville - Kirsty Harmon Blenheim Vineyards

Kirsty Harmon, Blenheim Vineyards with Jim White

Join us for a quick romp through Virginia wine country in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL.  We only had two days to visit!  Two weeks or even a lifetime is better when you visit a place as charming and inviting as Charlottesville in Albemarle County Virginia.  There’s more history here than you likely absorbed in your entire formal education (think Thomas Jefferson and James Madison for starters).  For foodies; there’s an amazing wine industry (growing by leaps and bounds); a host of craft brewers; succulent Virginia apples (yummy cider); and plenty of delicious cuisine from Southern comfort food to edgy New American.  We soaked-in as much wine, food and culture as possible.  So, join us for a quick overview on our show today.  Most people we spoke with started making plans to move to Charlottesville within a short time of discovering all the area offers.  Locals would never dream of moving.   Tour Jefferson’s Monticello and meet the man who is considered the father of the Virginia wine industry.  Get a taste of classic 18th Century cooking at

historic Michie Tavern.  And, hopscotch with us throughout Albemarle County to taste wines at Jefferson Vineyards, Blenheim Vineyards (Dave Matthews fans you’ll love hearing about his winery), the winery with the Presidential seal of approval (and ours) that makes some delicious sparkling wine, and more!  It’s food, wine, history, hospitality, and more.   And, like we say, if anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, especially in Virginia, tell ’em reservations!

 

Here’s a quick rundown of more places we visited so you can get information:

(Not pictured: Albemarle Ciderworks, Commonwealth Restaurant and Sky Bar, and Heirloom Restaurant)

Trump Winery
Trump Winery

 

Great Night for Wining and Dining at Smoke October 22, 2010

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Adrian Murcia and Chef Tim Byres

Rioja RULES at Smoke!

Thanks to our good friends from Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits for hosting such a great wine and food event at Smoke.  Chef Tim Byres outstanding menu of smoked meats paired beautifully with the luscious wines from Rioja.  Special thanks to Adrian Murcia, representing Wines from Rioja, for his gracious and friendly overview and insights on this extraordinary wine-growing region.  A good time was had by all!  See highlights of the dinner and our happy guests here.

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The Dinner Club with Jim White welcomes Castello di Monsanto to Penne Pomodoro September 17, 2010

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Tuscany meets Dallas

Thanks to all who attended our very special Italian food and wine event at Alberto Lombardi’s Penne Pomodoro in Snider Plaza last night (September 16).  Our special thanks to Veronica Lagi with Castello di Monsanto for sharing stories about the beautiful estate near Florence and the exceptional

Chianti Classico Riserva of Monsanto.  See photo highlights of the fabulous five-course wining and dining experience below.  Join us for our next special event on October 20th brought to you by Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits.  Details soon.  Ciao!

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Food and Wine on a Hot August Night August 13, 2010

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Great party for “The Dinner Club with Jim White”

Thanks to all our friends, old and new, who joined us at “The Place” at Perry’s.  The evening started with a great KRLD HAPPY HOUR, and then transitioned into a delightful gourmet adventure for “The Dinner Club” food and wine pairing.  Thanks to our friends from Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits for their great support of the events.  Our next “Dinner Club” special event is September 16th.  Details coming soon.  See photo highlights of our fun August 12th evening below.  Cheers!

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Savor the Flavor with Jim White,”The Wining and Dining Guy” May 27, 2010

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What a great evening for the “Dinner Club with Jim White” at La Duni!

Our Latin themed dinner was exceptional.  Thanks to everyone who joined us.  Thanks to “Taco” Borga, proprietor, and his great chef Julia Lopez for the fun and delicious dinner.  Enjoy the photo highlights and be sure and save June 17th to be a part of our next special “Dinner Club” event.  Details coming soon.  Cheers!  Jim

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Grand Opening of the newest Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits on May 8th May 9, 2010

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A festive Mother’s Day Weekend tasting on Lowest Greenville Avenue for the grand opening celebration of the newest Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits made for a fun afternoon special event wine tasting for the “Dinner Club with Jim White”.  Thanks to everyone who joined us.  Our next special event is May 27th.  Save the date!  Details coming this week!  Cheers.

Savor the Flavor with Jim White-The Wining and Dining Guy May 9, 2010

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Great “Dinner Club” event at new Centennial Store on Greenville

It was a welcome to the neighborhood weekend in East Dallas on Lowest Greenville Avenue as the newest Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits location had its official grand opening.  I was pleased to be there with the great promotional team from KRLD to greet guests and sign-up new members for the “Dinner Club with Jim White”.  Folks loved the free wine tasting featuring Newton Claret, Cabernet Sauvignon, unfiltered Chardonnay, a Chianti Classico from Ruffino, and luscious Nectar Imperial from Moët & Chandon.  Thanks to store manager Robert Brannan (who moved to the new store from his former post as GM of the Centennial Lakewood location).  It was a pleasure to meet Avi Adelman.  He works hard for Greenville Avenue as manager of The Greenville Avenue Restaurant Association.  Avi is pleased that Centennial provides an upscale anchor to the corner of Greenville and Ross Avenue.  Save the date for our next “Dinner Club” get together coming up May 27th.  It will be a great dinner featuring some cool Latin cocktails.  We’ll announce complete details for this limited attendance special event this week to members of the “Dinner Club” first.  So, be sure to sign up if you haven’t already.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see us Saturday at Centennial.  See winners of our Rangers ticket giveaways and lots of other smiling faces below-including wine expert Scott Barber (you know the wine is good when a sommelier of distinction stops by for the tasting!).  Cheers!

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