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Stop and Smell the Rosés at Central Market’s Wine Week
Feature wine dinners, in-store tastings and more than 20 winemakers
Today is the beginning of Wine Week at Central Market. The event runs from today, July 9th through July 15th at the San Antonio Central Market located at 4821 Broadway St.
Some of the fun things you can expect at this year’s wine week are; various meet & greets with top winemakers, several wine dinners (one even features a former Texas resident winemaker!), cooking classes and a Sip and Stroll on July 10 where you can stroll Central Market aisles sampling wines and foods that pair with them.
This is a fun, educational and entertaining event that is a must for any wine aficionado. And you are sure to take home some new favorites!
WHAT: Central Market’s Wine Week will be held July 9-15 in all Central Market locations for people who are really into wine. Wine devotees will discover a wide range of wines, find fresh new favorites and meet winemakers who will be sharing their wine expertise and insights.
This week will feature nine meet-and-greet events with winemakers, including Thomas Houseman of Anne Amie, Adam Lee of Siduri Wines, Charles Smith of Charles Smith Wines, Tony Leonardini of BNA Wine Group, Giorgio Flessati of Falernia, Rocio Gonzalez of Mollydooker Wines, Hector Durigutti of Lamadrid and representatives from Bello Wines and Bouchon Winery.
For a complete schedule of winemaker events, visit http://bit.ly/SAWineWeek.
On Thursday, July 10 from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m., customers can “let the good times stroll” with an in-store adventure to discover new ways to enjoy favorite wines, sample foods that pair beautifully with the selections and chat with Central Market experts at numerous unique tasting stations. In addition to learning more about the flavors, aromas and production techniques for a variety of wines that range from cava to cabernet, customers who purchase the $10 admission will also receive a special gift bag that includes:
- A wine glass;
- A corkscrew;
- A Central Market Wine Guide; and
- A Central Market Wine Event Guide.
Reserve a $10 wine stroll entry online at centralmarket.com/cooking-
Take wine knowledge to new heights! Register for the following Central Market San Antonio Cooking School classes:
TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS: Napa Valley
Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m.
One Family. One Estate. One Passion. Since the late 1960’s, the Trefethen family has been committed to estate production; they are adamant that they should be the ones growing the grapes and turning them into wine. Their passion requires it. The winery produces a diverse range of award-winning varietal, blended and reserve wines – all from their Napa Valley estate – that exhibit the classic hallmarks of fine wines: richness with elegance, concentration with finesse, complexity with harmony and sophistication with approachability. Spend an evening with the winemaker, learning about the family, the techniques and the tradition. Students will enjoy a succession of small plates that includes:
- Pan roasted oysters paired with Trefethen Dry Riesling
- Lettuce wraps with chicken and charred corn paired with Trefethen Chardonnay
- Risotto with porcini mushrooms, red wine, sage and parmigiano reggiano paired with Trefethen Merlot
- Seared duck breast with black plum sauce paired with Trefethen Dragon’s Tooth
- Tuscan steak with roasted sweet potatoes and cumin paired with Trefethen Cabernet
- Cheese plate with piave vecchio, an aged brie and parmigiano reggiano
- Shortbread and chocolate cookies.
FOOD & WINE OF PARIS
Friday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a Partisan cooking class inspired by Matisse: Life in Color, the special summer exhibition at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Matisse spent a good deal of time in Paris, probably enjoying recipes like:
- Moules Marinières (Mussels in White Wine);
- Endive, Pear & Roquefort Salad;
- Steak Au Poivre (Pepper Steak with Brandy Sauce);
- Pomes Persillade (Potatoes with Parsley & Garlic); and
- Tarte Aux Pommes (French Apple Tart).
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/SAWineWeek.
WHEN: July 9-15, 2014
WHERE: Central Market, 4821 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78209, 210-368-8600
ABOUT: Central Market’s open, serpentine-flow, full view European-style layout offers a completely new food shopping experience. A bountiful produce department with unmatched quality and variety, an 80-foot seafood case with selections from throughout the world, hundreds of cheeses, 2,500 wine labels, stupendous specialty grocery aisles with delights from every continent, and a world class cooking school featuring hands-on instruction are among the features that make the Central Market experience unique. http://www.centralmarket.com.