Wine Dinner Series
Hello wine lovers,
As the seasons change and winter will soon be upon us, we here at Simon Pearce Restaurant are getting very excited for our upcoming wine dinner series. This year we are focused on highlighting terroir driven wines that are naturally produced. This is a real passion for me, as I prefer wine made in an old world-style without extra manipulation and technology. These styles and methods give respect to each varietal, the people, and the place in which the grapes where grown. This year, our wine dinner series focuses on some of those producers and regions that share the same philosophies that I do. We have a great line up and are looking forward to you joining us.
Wine and Beverage Director, Simon Pearce
We hope you will join us for these very special evenings.
The cost for each dinner is $85 each per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are available and may be made online
11:30 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 9 pm
or by calling the restaurant at 802 295 1470. Space is limited. Please book early to ensure your reservation!
Wine Dinner Schedule
Friday, March 21, 2014
The New Wines of Australia - Aaron Meeker from Vine St Imports
After years of over the top shiraz and cheap kangaroo wines Australia has a strong movement of young wine maker who are looking to show the world that Down-Under has a lot more going on. Not just the "oaky," jammy," "flamboyant" style shiraz we have come to expect and cheap critter wines, but far more subtle and savory. Very much owing their allegiance to the northern Rhône Valley labeled with the French "syrah" rather than the Aussie "shiraz." The new generation of Aussie winemakers are making a difference in that perception. As John Duval (former Grange winemaker) said "The young guns are giving it a go at a more elegant expression, using whole-cluster fermentations and other techniques, emphasizing individual vineyard sites, all to make their wines more distinctive,"
Friday, April 11, 2014
The Wines of Loire Valley
with Tim Mortimer from Jenny and François Selections and Rafael Flores of Artisanal CellarsThe Loire Valley is The Perfect place to highlight for our last dinner of the 2013-14 series. The Loire Valley has a long history of winemaking dating back to the 1st century. In the High Middle Ages, the wines of the Loire Valley were the most esteemed wines in England and France, even more prized than those from Bordeaux.The wines are terroir driven and the regions a hotbed for the movement of more responsible “Old World” vineyard practices and less intervention in the cellar.
Jenny & François Selections was founded in 2000 and arepioneers in the natural wine movement.