Hey TAT Family,
I had my first SWIG + NOSH event in Dallas over the weekend, and it was a total success! I am overwhelmed with joy to have my first event sell out. I planned the event to be a private and intimate wine pairing & tasting, centered around Times Ten Cellars Texas wines.
The event took place in the beautiful Tank Room at Times Ten Cellars, and it featured four tastings and food pairings, thoughtfully put together by Sommelier Cait Maxwell and Chef Joey. Both Cait & Chef Joey explained each wine and food pairing in detail. Cait also did an excellent job with educating the attendees on the history of Times Ten Cellars and how to taste wine properly. In the end, the attendees had learned the 4 S’s of wine tasting – SEE, SWIRL, SNIFF, and SIP, and were able to score each taste based on the appearance, aroma, body, taste and finish.
Here are the wine and food pairings served during the event:
SWIG #1 2017 Chardonnay
Pairing: Mediterranean Assortment (stuffed grape leaves, peppers stuffed with feta cheese and olives)
SWIG #2 2015 Red Blend X
Pairing: Pimento cheese with paprika on crostini
SWIG #3 2015 Grenache / Syrah
Pairing: Roasted beef on polenta with balsamic glaze
SWIG #4 2016 Muscat Canella
Pairing: Cheesecake with macerated berries
There was also a discussion on the current state of the Texas wine industry, and at the end of the event, attendees received a parting treat from one of our sponsors – The Cupcake Experience. The treat was a cupcake infused with Times Ten Cellars Rose´wine, individually packaged for everyone at the event. There were also some fun giveaways and prizes given throughout the event.
The next Tish Around Town event in Dallas will be in May. Get ready for THE BATTLE between a popular spirit and wine. Are you #TeamBourbon or #TeamRose´?
Stay tuned to Tish Around Town for the details on upcoming events and trips hosted by yours truly.
Big THANKS to everyone that attended, the sponsors, Times Ten Cellars, Cait, Chef Joey, and my brother, George, for taking amazing pictures of the event.
SWIG + NOSH Attendees – Please leave a comment with your feedback about the event.
See you around town!
Here are a few pictures from the event!