Summer is always a busy time and July is particularly wild in Utah with two holidays two weeks apart. In this between-week of fireworks and family picnics, check out these great food events going on near you.
Willamette Valley Vineyards dinner at La Caille
On Wednesday, July 11, La Caille will host Deanne Eames from Willamette Valley Vineyards for a vineyard reception at 6:30 p.m. and sit-down dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Wine & Spirits Magazine selected Willamette Valley Vineyards as one of the 2011 top 100 Wineries of the Year stating, “Each year, our panels and critics blind taste more than 10,000 wines, selecting the best for recommendation…Willamette Valley Vineyards’ performance makes it a great ambassador for the wines of Oregon.” Please call 801-942-1751 for reservations.
Additionally, La Caille will have live music on the patio from 5-9 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday night until Labor Day. It’s the perfect time to check out their new chef, menu and uniforms!
The Copper Onion hosts the Summer of Rosé
Jimmy Santangelo, beverage director at The Copper Onion and Plum Alley, will rotate over a dozen selections of rosé wines—from dry to off-dry—throughout the summer.
Explaining the recent interest in rosé wines, Santangelo says, “I think people are more educated now than ever before in food and wine. I believe the recent interest in rosé speaks to people’s appetite for adventure.”
Santangelo continues, “This is a style of wine which compliments our food, the patio season and the company you are with. Rosé is simply a delicious way to enjoy the summer.”
The “Summer of Rosé” wine selections are served by the quartino (9 ounces) and by the bottle. Below are the current selections:
- Lorenza Rosé, Northern California 2011: by the glass $11 / quartino $18 / bottle $54
- Parés Baltà ‘Ros de Pacs’ Rosé, Penedès, Spain 2010: quartino $12 / bottle $36
- Fisher ‘Unity’ Rosé, Napa Valley 2011: quartino $15 / bottle $42
- Atrea ‘Skid Row’, Mendocino County 2011: quartino $17 / bottle $48
- Soter ‘North Valley’ Rosé’, Willamette Valley 2011: quartino $16 / bottle $46
Kiler Grove’s Rosé de Saigneé
Continuing the theme of rosé wines, one of our local wineries, Kiler Grove, began bottling a rosé in May. You can stop by their urban winery to taste the Rosé de Saigneé.