Wandering Wino: Fiddlehead Edition



I remember way back in Aught Eight when the Scene put on the first Iron Fork competition. I was still just a civilian back then, not an official SouthCommie, so I didn't really know what to expect when the time came to reveal the secret ingredient, which was fiddlehead ferns. "Wow," said the crowd. "What in the fiddlehead is that?" By the end of the evening, we all knew, but now you can actually drink some Fiddlehead in the next week.

Kathy Joseph is the winemaker for Fiddlehead Cellars and has been making wonderful Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs since 1989. Joseph actually lives in the middle of one of her vineyards to better connect with the grapes. She is coming to Nashville for a whirlwind tour of several wine shops, so you can take advantage of the opportunities to meet her and learn about her boutique wines.

Today, she’ll be pouring at Brinkmann’s in Cool Springs at 6 p.m. Tomorrow you can catch her at Red Spirits and Wine in Bellevue from 3 to 6. On Monday, Feb. 25, she’ll be featuring four wines and small bites for $20 at the new Rumours in the Gulch, so that should be a great chance to check out the new location. Finally, Joseph will wrap up her tour in Franklin with stops from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at Franklin Wine and Spirits and the Bottle Shop at McEwen respectively.

This Saturday, Feb. 23, from 3 to 4:30, Grand Cru is having a tasting of some small batch rye whiskeys, including Rittenhouse Rye 100. Rye is hot right now, so head on down and try some out.

Speaking of rye, if you’re interested in learning more about this spicy whiskey, there’s still room in my upcoming USN Evening class "All About Rye" seminar I'm teaching on March 13 with the fabulous Kim Totzke. Go here and sign up for a guaranteed fun evening of food, drink and door prizes!

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