Today’s wine features include Slate Wine Bar’s house sparkling wine for $8, Affinitas Dry Furmint from Hungary for $9, Domaine du Gros Nore Bandol Blanc for $16, and 2007 Chateau Haut Gay with glasses poured from magnums for $13. Today marks a week since we opened our doors. Come celebrate with us tonight!
Slate Wine Bar + Bistro’s featured wines for today puts on a spotlight on affordable wines from Spain, including a fabulous Verdejo from the Rueda (an aromatic and fruity white), a Tempranillo from the Ribera del Duero (a young and fruity red), and a unique Cava which comes also from the Ribera del Duero. This Cava is one of the few in Spain that is made outside of the Penedes region which produces almost 90% of Spain’s Cava production. We’re offering our house sparkling again for $8 a glass, the Rueda for $8, the Tempranillo for $9, and the Cava for $10. Taste all three of the Spanish wines for $11.
Hope to see you all tonight!
On September 11th, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro is hosting its first wine dinner featuring four wines from Copain Wines in Healdsburg, CA. We will be joined by Copain General Manager Tony McClung for his expert insight on the making of the wines. The wines will include Copain’s Tous Ensemble Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the 2009 Copain LV Syrah, and the 2008 James Barry Vineyard Syrah.
Slate’s General Manager and Journeyman Chef, Mark Krieger, has designed four courses that complement each of the wines to be served. Prosecco and a selection of cheeses will be provided on arrival and dinner will be followed by dessert.
Copain Wines is located in the Russian River Valley in California. Winemaker Wells Guthrie brings his French winemaking experience, from working with Michel Chapoutier in the Rhone Valley, to California fruit crafting wines of elegance and balance.
Details: Tuesday, September 11th at 7 p.m., reservations required, $125/person, call Slate Wine Bar for reservations at 202.333.4304. Limited seats available.
Today’s wines feature some lesser known Italian varieties such as a Kerner made by Augustinian monks who have been at it for 850 years, a lively Arneis from the Piedmont that has some residual CO2 and thus a little effervescence, a Fruilano made by the famous Bastianich family, and an Italian Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero). Try one, or try them all for $18. We’re still offering our house sparkling for $8/glass — a light and refreshing Chardonnay-based sparkling from the Jura region of France.
With opening weekend under our belt and Monday as a day of rest, we are rearing to go this Tuesday. Hope to see you this evening!