Houston Area Wine Events 3-17-13

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Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail

The Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail offers views and award-winning wines from nine member wineries all found within an hour of the Houston area.  Enjoy amazing Texas wines over an entire weekend–choosing from three weekends of events.

Event Details

Event:  Each host winery offers wines and cheeses and a packet of Texas wildflower seeds (while supplies last)

Dates: March 30 – 31, April 6 – 7, April 13 – 14

Time: Saturdays 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sundays 12 noon – 5:00 pm

Cost:  $25 per single ticket or  $40 for two tickets

Tickets: Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail

You can choose whichever weekend works for you to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of these 9 wineries

Member wineries may have extended hours, but the trail hours listed above are official hours that each winery has agreed to be open.  Contact each winery for individual hours to build the perfect weekend schedule for you.
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Vinter’s Own Blind Tasting

Vintner’s Own Winery is hosting a monthly blind tasting.

Event Details

Event:  Wine tasting, including a cheese plate

Date: March 31, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Location:   3482 W. 12th Street, Suite A, Houston, TX 77008

Phone:  713-880-3794

Cost:  $40 per person, advance purchase required

Tickets:  Vinter’s Own Winery Blind Tasting

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Wine Foundation Course

The Texas Wine School offers wine education classes and tasting classes as well as certification programs to meet the needs of beginners and experts alike.  One upcoming class that might be of interest is the Wine Foundation Course: Wines of Pacific Northwest.

Event Details

Event:  Wine course covering the basics of the Pacific Northwest

Dates: Tuesdays, April 2, 9, & 16, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Instructor: Christian Varas

Location:   Chilled at French Country Wines, 2431 Bartlett Street, Houston, TX 77098

Cost:  $180, includes wine

Registration:  Wine Foundation Course

The course will look at the major grape varietals and the style of wines made, the climate, the soil and sub regions. The first week will introduce the region and its climate, topography, classic grapes, history, and future.

They will cover all the main regions of Oregon and Washington including in-depth emphasis on Willamette Valley and Yakima Valley.

Consider registering today as these courses often sell out quickly and this particular class will not be offered again until the fall.

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Guest Sommelier Series

Philippe Restaurant + Lounge is hosting an ongoing Guest Sommelier Series.

The acclaimed Phil’s Wine Lounge downstairs at Philippe Restaurant is honored to host this event.  Join Vanessa Trevino Boyd, resident Sommelier at Philippe, for intimate, informal round-table tastings from Christian Varas, one of Houston’s favorite Sommeliers.

Event Details

Event:  Ungrafted: Wines from Deep Vines with Christian Varas of River Oaks Country Club.

Date:  Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location:   Philippe Restaurant + Lounge, 1800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

Phone:  713-439-1000

Cost: $40 per person, including four wines and a cheese board

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