Wandering Wino: Anchorman Edition



I love Scotch! Scotchy, scotchy scotch. And apparently Ron Burgundy and I aren’t the only ones ...

Join Brinkmann's in Cool Springs and Ryan Kohl of Impex Beverages, Inc. tonight, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 pm. for a free scotch tasting.

Ryan will be pouring a fantastic line of single malt scotches that include:

The Arran Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 10-year
The Arran Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 14-year
The Arran Malt Sauternes Cask Finish
The Arran Malt Amarone Cask Finish
Machrie Moor Peated Arran Malt
Kilchoman 100% Islay Scotch

The opportunity to compare the two different cask finishes should be really interesting, especially since you don’t have to lay out $75 apiece for two bottles in advance to make up your mind.

Your friends at Miel invite you to join them in welcoming Jennie Mass of Martine's Wines as she presents wines from Domaine Georges Vernay in the Northern Rhône.

They’ll be celebrating with a dinner in The Barn at Miel on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., where four wines will be paired with a seasonal menu by Chef Ashley Quick.

The dinner is $84 all-inclusive with limited seating, so call Miel at (615) 298-3663 to purchase your tickets.

Tonight is the annual d'Vine Selections Wine Tasting and Silent Auction to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
The fun runs from 6 to 9 p.m. 
at the Jaguar Porsche Audi Nashville dealership at 2350 Franklin Rd.

Tickets will cost $70 at the door and entitle you to enjoy a selection of more than 100 wines curated by wine expert Ed Fryer of RED Spirits & Wine, paired with a delicious selection of hors d'oeuvres courtesy of local restaurants and caterers.

Finally, Will Motely at Woodland Wine Merchant warns:

Ready or Not, Here it Comes — Thanksgiving is two weeks away, giving you exactly one week to stay ahead of the crowds. And since this is America's most prominent culinary holiday, it's a good idea to start planning those pairing choices sooner rather than later.

We're tasting our first round of Thanksgiving picks on Saturday. Stop by!

Free Tasting | Saturday 3-5PM

Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc "Old Vine Reserve" 2011
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Golden-hued, layered, with mineral notes enhanced by honeycomb and caramel flavors from lees contact. Remarkably balanced.

Ansgar Clüsserath Riesling "Vom Schiefer" trocken 2011
Mosel, Germany
Vom Schiefer means "from slate," as in the evocative minerality of the wine. Intensely bracing, with bright citrusy notes that pucker your palate and finish you off crunchily dry.

Weingut Kirchmayr Zweigelt 2011
Thermenregion, Austria
Last year when Eric Asimov wrote an article about tasting Austrian zweigelt, he commented on the "freshness and grace that marked them as wines that would go beautifully with a wide range of foods." Kirchmayr exemplifies this versatility, making it a stellar choice for the Thanksgiving table.

CDR 2010
Cotes du Rhône, France
This wine is made in a traditional style from bush-trained vines. A blend of Syrah, Grenache and the less common Cinsault. Dark without being overly rich.

Until next week, stay classy, Nashville!

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