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Question about Wine Dinners

mosescurry Feb 22, 2011 06:58 PM

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.

  1. starlady Feb 23, 2011 12:12 PM

    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.

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