Wandering Wino: Black Friday Edition

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The Wino will not be wandering far from his couch today, but if you're feeling more ambitious there will be a few opportunities to get into the holiday spirits next week.

Amerigo-Cool Springs will be hosting a tasting next Tuesday, Dec. 1, to introduce some of the completely affordable new additions to their wine list. They will be tasting four new wines, along with your choice of one small plate for just $13.50 per person. The wines they will be pouring are:

Piper Sonoma Brut

Feudo Arancio Nero d'Avola Stemmari

Primaterra Sangiovese

Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon

Reservations are not necessary.

Amerigo - Cool Springs

1656 Westgate Circle

Brentwood, TN 37027

(615) 377-7070

That same evening, Jimmy Kelly's will be having a scotch and cigar tasting from 6 until 8 p.m. Two different Rocky Patell cigars will be paired with three excellent scotches, Balblair 16 Year, Glenrothes 18 Year and Bunnahabhain 12 Year. $25 gets you the whole shootin' match along with hors d'oeuvres served in a dark, clubby atmosphere with big leather chairs.

Call the restaurant or email info@jimmykellys.com to hold your spot at the bar and get your Don Draper on!

Finally, the good folks at Nashville Foodies tipped us off that Franklin restuarant Red Pony is holding a cocktail and dessert tasting Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. If you've cleared any room in your tummy a week after Turkey Day, you can enjoy Chef Jason's pairing of three cocktails (white chocolate martini, vanilla bean martini and tawny porto) with three decadent desserts (vanilla bean crème brulee, chocolate demise and white chocolate cranberry bread pudding.) If you gotta go, I can't imagine a better way to pass on than by "chocolate demise."

Your $15 includes tax and gratuity but not a ride home, so that's up to you to arrange. Reservations are not required but if you want to ensure a place at the table call them at (615) 595-7669.

Gobble, gobble.

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