Burgundy ‘IN FOCUS’ Master Class: Cote Chalonnaise 4/12

Event Name: Burgundy ‘IN FOCUS’ Master Class: Cote Chalonnaise

Event Link: http://thewineepicure.com

Date: December 4, 2018

Time: 6:30-8:00PM

Location/Venue: Prohibition Texas Bar
26420 Preston Avenue, Spring TX 77373

Cost: $45.00 Per Person

Event Description.: Please join me, James C. Barlow, Bourgogne Wine Ambassador and Certified Wine Educator, for the 2nd installation of my Burgundy ‘In Focus’ Master Classes. This class will focus on the Cote Chalonnaise. Often overlooked, this quaint region just south of the Cote D’Or is quietly building a great reputation for quality wines that are still quite affordable.

1.Louis Jadot Aligote 2015, Bouzeron
2.Vincent Girardin Premier Cru ‘Les Cloux’ Chardonnay 2015, Rully
3.Albert Bichot Premier Cru Chardonnay 2015, Montagny
4.Domaine Thenard Premier Cru ‘Les Bois Chevaux’ Pinot Noir 2011, Givry
5.Famille Masse ‘Vieilles Vignes’ Pinot Noir 2015, Givry
6.Albert Bichot Pinot Noir 2015, Mercurey


Native Grapes of Italy author Ian D’Agata coming to Houston next month…

Indegina World Tour
Ian D’Agata
Houston, Texas
December 11 & 12, 2018

Please come experience one of the greatest speakers on Italian wine in the world: Mr. Ian D’Agata. Ian is one of the world’s foremost experts on native grapes of Italy and his most recent book Native Grapes of Italy has become a defacto tome for wine lovers across the globe. In addition to being an author Ian has established the Indegina Center for Food & Wine studies in Barolo, Piemonte. Indegina has been created to teach and explore the world’s native foodstuffs and wine grapes from all angles: science, economics, history, culinary and sociologically.

Indegina World Tour is a glimpse into what Ian is doing and offers the chance to taste wines and learn with Ian. We are extremely excited to end our 2018 journey in Houston, Texas and hope you will come along for the experience as we explore Barbera and other native grapes of Piemonte and the Marche in this two-day seminar. Each day lunch will be provided and it is FREE. So do not miss this opportunity to learn from a legend and get on the ground floor to what is happening today in Italy. You are welcome to attend just one day or both days and again the event is FREE and includes lunch both days.

Please RSVP to Jeffrey Porter: learningthevines@gmail.com

Tuesday December 11, 2018
9:00 AM: Coffee & Pastries
9:30 AM – 9:40 AM: Welcome and Introduction
9:40 AM – 12:00 PM: Session 1: Nizza – An exploration of Barbera
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Session 2: Asti

Wednesday December 12, 2018
9:00 AM: Coffee & Pastries
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Introduction into Day 2
9:40 AM – 12:00 PM: Session 1: Marche – Verdicchio
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Session 2: Marche – the Reds

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
11 N. Post Oak Ln
Houston, TX 77024

Event: Camerata Holiday Retail Sale

Event Link: http://www.pauliesrestaurant.com/camerata/calendar-2/

Date: November 18, 2018

Time: 2 pm- 6 pm

Location/Venue – please use Google map info: Camerata at Paulie’s
1834 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas

Cost: Free Admission

Event Description: With the holidays rapidly approaching, Camerata is excited to announce its fourth annual retail sale. Taking place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, this walk-around tasting is a chance for you to purchase small-production wines at big-box prices. Camerata’s favorite wine distributors & importers will be on hand to discuss and pour samples to try before you buy. As always, case discounts will be offered, so stock up for the holidays! Give the gift that your friends and family really want this holiday season!

Registration Telephone: 713-522-8466

Registration Email: ciao@pauliesrestaurant.com

Event: Beaujolais Nouveau Tiki Luau Carbonic Disco November 15

Event Name: Beaujolais Nouveau Tiki Luau: Carbonic Disco

Event Link: http://www.pauliesrestaurant.com/camerata/calendar-2/

Date: November 15, 2018

Time: 4 p.m.

Location/Venue – please use Google map info: Camerata at Paulie’s
1830 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX

Cost: N/A

Event Description: A traditional French holiday, Beaujolais Nouveau Day celebrates the end of harvest with freshly-fermented wine made from Gamay, a red grape grown prodigiously in Beaujolais, the southernmost part of Burgundy. Typically, these “new” Gamay wines are built for instant-gratification guzzling, which led to a reputation of low-quality that hounded the Beaujolais region for decades.

We love Gamay and we love Beaujolais, but most of all we love an unabashedly kitschy bacchanal. So in that spirit, we are embracing the frivolity of Nouveau season with a Tiki-themed luau. We know what you’re thinking: Camerata is a wine bar with no (legal) access to rum — they’re not even close to being a Tiki bar! You’re absolutely right, but for one night only, we’ll be decked out in Hawaiian shirts, slinging some carbonic juice and getting our freak on. Here’s a quick list of what we’ve lined up:

The Gang of Four – all by the glass
Freaujolais (Frojo-Nouveau)
Angostura Ice Luge
Ridiculous straws & copious cocktail umbrellas

Bust out your grass skirt and come ready to party!

Registration Telephone: 8322287926

Registration Email: ciao@pauliesrestaurant.com

Iron Sommelier is looking for volunteers

From the Periwinkle Foundation newsletter.

Iron Sommelier 2018, Presented by AUTOSOL, is just around the corner and we need your help! We are looking for more than 40 volunteers to help at our one of a kind wine tasting and
sommelier competition!

Volunteers Needed
Iron Sommelier
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Shift One
(21 Volunteers – Check In and Auctions)
4:00 pm to 8:00pm

Shift Two
(20 Volunteers – Auctions and Check Out)
7:00 pm to 11:00pm

The Houstonian Hotel
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77024

*Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to volunteer at this event*

If you know someone who may be interested in volunteering at this event please contact me directly at,

For more information about the event,
please visit

Best Regards,

Erin Overhouse Locke
Community Programs Director
The Periwinkle Foundation

Wine and Chiles en Nogada Pairing September 30

Event Name: Wine and Chiles en Nogada Pairing

Event Link: http://www.pauliesrestaurant.com/camerata/

Date: September 30, 2018

Time: 4 pm

Location/Venue: Camerata at Paulie’s
1830 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Cost: $30 for Chiles en Nogada; wine served on first come first served basis

Event Description: Stop by Camerata at Paulie’s on Sunday, September 30th from 5-8 pm, to enjoy a wine pairing event with Cuchara Restaurant, highlighting the Mexican dish, Chiles en Nogada. Enjoy the evening learning about Chiles and its perfect wine pairing, while listening to a Mexican guitar trio.

Invented in the town of Puebla and considered to be Mexico’s national dish, Chiles en Nogada consists of the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white and green – and originated around the time of Mexican independence.

Registration Telephone: 8322287926

Registration Email: ciao@pauliesrestaurant.com

Texas Wine & Art Festival, October 6-7

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Event Name: Texas Wine & Art Festival

Event Link: http://www.txwineandart.com

Date: October 6-7, 2018

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location/Venue: Entrance to Old Town Spring
435 Spring Cypress
Spring, Texas 77373

Cost: $25 Early Bird Online wine tasting tickets includes one wine tasting admission wristband, one commemorative wine glass and 15 one-half oz. tastings; additional tastings available for $1 each; additional fees apply, limited time offer.

Event Description: The Texas Wine & Art Festival (www.txwineandart.com) presented by Main Street Festivals returns to Historic Old Town Spring this October just in time for Texas Wine Month! The bi-annual, two-day wine and art festival returns this year following a hiatus in 2017 due to damages to the area caused by Hurricane Harvey.

This year’s event focuses on the heart and soul of the area’s regional and local businesses, many of whom have made their living with storefronts and weekend stands in Old Town Spring and surrounding rural towns. The festival will highlight 15 Texas-based wineries featuring award-winning local white, red & sweet wines and southern-style blends as well as the Go Texan artisan booths offering hand-crafted artworks, photography, crafts, handmade fashion and more on October 6 & 7, 2018.

Texas is home to some of the top wineries in the country, each with their own distinctive personality and style of wine-making offering wine enthusiasts the chance to savor the many flavors from across the Great State of Texas! Raise a glass and sample libations from 15 local & regional wineries showcasing award-winning Texas wines, along with a festive selection of craft beers from some of Houston’s finest micro-breweries as part of the weekend’s events.

Participating vineyards include Haak Vineyards & Winery, Pleasant Hill Winery, Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, Perrine Winery, Red Road Vineyard, Maydelle Country Wines, Texas South Wind Vineyard & Winery, Bernhardt Winery, Dionisio Winery, Houston Winery, Frascone Winery, Naca Valley Vineyards, Lost Draw Cellars, Landon Winery and Kissing Tree Vineyards.

In addition to the wine and craft beer samplings, guests can support local businesses by shopping at the Go Texan vendor village featuring original art works, unique crafts and handmade pieces from local artists, as well as sample locally-sourced food, unique culinary products and more. Live music will take place on the Harvest Stage throughout the weekend with music from local bands and performers. The event is open to all ages and is a family-friendly event; Rain or Shine.

General admission to the festival is FREE on Saturday and Sunday and provides access to shopping with Go Texan vendor booths. Wine tasting packages are available for purchase for a limited time offer of $25 Early Bird online special which includes one wine tasting admission wristband, one commemorative wine glass and 15 one-half oz. tastings; additional wine tasting tickets are available for $1 each. Additional fees apply. Prices increase to $35 for wine tasting packages at the gate.

Tickets are available online at www.txwineandart.com. The Texas Wine & Festival is presented by Main Street Festivals.

Registration Telephone: (832) 368-6233

Registration Email: gina@ginarotolo.com