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Feb 22, 2011 06:58 PM

Question about Wine Dinners

Excuse my ignorance but I'm looking for some information on how a typical wine dinner works.

Several restaurants offer special dinners where featured wines will be paired with a set menu.

What I'm wondering is whether typically this is all that is involved or alternatively whether there is usually a presentation or discussion involving the winemaker or winemaker's rep.

Frankly I'd be interested in having a wine-themed dinner but I'm not really that into any discussion or speech about the wines (unless it was really short).

Any insight would be appreciated.

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    1. A Winemaker's dinner usually does involve having someone from the winery there and introduced etc. Usually with each course a short blurb about the wine and food about to be eaten is normal. That is for 1 winery dinner, if you are going to a multi course multi winery dinner, ie based on region perhaps (Wines from Chile) then each wine is introduced but someone from each winery isn't usually there but there is a host to give the short blurb.

      That being said there are restaurants all over town who will pair wines for you for multiple courses without the talking.