CVNE Wine Dinner

At 7 pm on Wednesday, March 29, Michael's Wine Cellar will host a Spanish Wine Dinner featuring eight Bodegas CVNE wines paired with an extravagant five-course menu. $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Reserve online or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229. Passed Hors d’Oeuvres White Anchovy & Piquillo Pepper Pintxos Catalan Sauce on Olive Oil Crostini Crawfish Croquettes Grain Mustard & Cherry Aioli Oxtail Empanadas Red Onion & Tomato Salsa, Garlic Mojo Sauce Cava “Rosat Trepat”, Agusti Torello Mata, 2013 First Course Pan-Seared Black Striped Sea Bass Saffron & Mussel Caldo, Poached Potatoes, Ballard Farms Piperade & Chorizo Salad Viura “Monopole”, CVNE, Rioja, 2015 Sauvignon Blanc “Estate”, Bodegas Hidalgo, 2015   Second Course Grilled Manchester Farm Quail Morcilla, Fried Quail Egg, Caramelized Pearl onions, Jamón Serrano, Parsnip & Marcona almond Purée, Tempranillo Au Jus Tempranillo “Crianza”, Viña Real, 2012 Rioja “Gran Reserva” CVNE, 2010 Third Course Smoked Paprika-Roasted Colorado Rack of Lamb Fennel-Braised Pork Belly, Chive Potato Croquettes, Olive oil-Poached Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Creamy White Beans & Rioja Demi-Glace Rioja “Reserva”, Contino, 2009 Rioja “Imperial Gran Reserva”, CVNE, 2009 Dessert Dark Chocolate, Walnut & Orange Peel Tarte Tahitian Vanilla Chantilly Cream Bodegas Hidalgo 30 yr “PX Triana”, NV  
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Forks & Corks 2017 Events

Forks and Corks 2017Please join us for multiple wine events offered by the Michael's Wine Cellar and Michael's On East team as part of the 2017 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival!  Michael's Forks & Corks Retail Wine Tasting Saturday, January 28, 2017 3-5 pm at Michael’s Wine Cellar Hosted by 10+ visiting winemakers and winery owners participating in the Forks & Corks festivities! $10 per person; no reservations required. Robert Kacher Selections Wine Dinner - SOLD OUT Friday, January 27, 2017 7 pm at Michael’s Wine Cellar  Hosted by Diane de Puymorin, Chateau d’Or et de Gueules; Françoise Roumieux, Vignobles Mayard & Robert “Bobby” Kacher $95, plus tax and gratuity per person; Advanced reservations are required. A Night in Bordeaux - SOLD OUT Featuring Seven Chateaux & Visiting Winemakers! Saturday, January 28, 2017 7 pm at Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens $95, plus tax and gratuity per person; Advanced reservations are required. Call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your complete name and contact information to be added to the wait list for the Robert Kacher Selections Wine Dinner or A Night in Bordeaux. 
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Menu for 11/5 Wine Dinner

Robert Kacher SelectionsChef Jamil has just released the menu for our most popular wine dinner of the year, hosted by our dear friend Bobby Kacher of Robert Kacher Selections! Robert Kacher Selections Wine Dinner (Hosted by Bobby Kacher himself!)  Saturday, November 5 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity
  WINE DINNER MENU   Passed Hors d’Oeuvres Crawfish Beignet with Saffron Rouille Truffle Duck Pâté with Gooseberry Jam Sautéed Escargots with Mote Caviar, Carrot Allumettes & Micro Greens  Cremant d’Alsace, Domaine Ehrhart, NV   First Course Butter-Poached Maine Lobster & Pan-Seared Jumbo Diver Scallop Green Peas & Butternut Squash Acini di Pepe, Shallots & Citrus Beurre Blanc Rosé, Chateau Les Croste, 2015 Chablis 1er Cru “Mont de Mileu”, Charly Nicolle, 2014   Second Course Maple Leaf Farm Duck Confit & Five-Spiced Pork Belly Parsnip Purée, Grilled Baby Zucchini, Roasted Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Burgundy Demi-Reduction  Givry Blanc “En Vaux”, Domaine Joblot, 2014 Givry Premier Cru “Clos de la Servoisine”, Domaine Joblot, 2014   Third Course Roasted Colorado Rack of Lamb Root Vegetable & Flagellate Ratatouille, Fennel Seed Spiced Oil, Grilled Trumpet Mushroom & Grenache Au Jus Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée Alex”, Famille Mayard, 2012 Cote Rotie, Michel & Stephane Ogier 2011   Dessert Beaumes de Venise, Domaine Beaumalric Please be sure to register immediately for this November's Robert Kacher Selections Wine Dinner as just a few spaces remain available. Reservations required. Click here for online reservations.
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Robert Kacher Wine Dinner

featured-items-winedinner-headoftableIt's almost time for our most popular wine dinner of the year! Each November, we are thrilled to have Michael's dear friend Bobby Kacher of Robert Kacher Selections join us in Sarasota to host an annual wine dinner featuring his French portfolio. Please be sure to register immediately for this fall's Robert Kacher Selections Wine Dinner as just a few spaces remain available. Robert Kacher Selections Wine Dinner (Hosted by Bobby Kacher himself!)  Saturday, November 5 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar
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Menu for Burgundy Dinner

Wine Dinner menu - Head of tablePlease join us for a Burgundy Wine Dinner this Friday evening at Michael's Wine Cellar. Domaine Vincent Girardin Burgundy Wine Dinner Hosted by Marco Caschera  Friday, October 7, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here for online reservations. WINE DINNER MENU PASSED HORS D'OEUVRES Blue Crab Fritters with Roasted Apples, & Saffron Rouille Lobster Cappuccino with Nutmeg Foam Grilled Prosciutto Wraps with Stilton Blue Cheese, Pears & Endives Bourgogne Blanc FIRST COURSE Pan-Seared Golden Tile Fish Fava Beans, Roasted Butternut Squash, Pearl Onions, Petits Pois, Light Saffron Fumet & Crispy Leeks Macon-Fuisse “Les Vieilles” Pouilly-Fuisse “Les Vieilles Vignes” SECOND COURSE Maple Leaf Duck Breast Carrot Purée, Olive Oil Poached Pearl Onions, Baby Vegetables & Port Wine A Jus Meursault “Les Narvaux” Puligny-Montrachet “Vieilles Vignes” THIRD COURSE Roasted Rack of Colorado Lamb Truffled Fingerling Potatoes, Chanterelle Mushroom Au Poivre, Roasted Salsify & Burgundy Demi Reduction Volnay “Vieilles Vignes” Gevrey-Chambertin “Vieilles Vignes” DESSERT Warm Plum Berry Crumble with Cacao Cream Anglaise Port, Warre’s “LBV”, 2004
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Wine Events

ChampageGlassesToastPlease mark your calendar now and start registering for these popular wine tastings and wine dinners at Michael's Wine Cellar! WINE DINNERS Newton Vineyard Wine Dinner Hosted by Michael Ray Saturday, October 1, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael’s Wine Cellar $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here for online reservations. Domaine Vincent Girardin Burgundy Wine Dinner Hosted by Marco Caschera Friday, October 7, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael’s Wine Cellar $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here for online reservations. Robert Kacher Selections Wine Dinner Hosted by the one and only Bobby Kacher! Saturday, November 5, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael’s Wine Cellar $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Online reservations will open soon. OPEN HOUSE WINE TASTINGS Join us for these monthly, casual, walk-about wine tastings to taste dozens of international boutique wines. Saturday, October 1, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2-4 p.m. (This year's "Wine, Women & Shoes" Retail Tasting where you'll have an opportunity to meet many visiting winemakers!) Admission is $10 per person for each of the Open House Wine Tastings listed above. Saturday, December 10, 2-4 p.m. Tis the season! Please simply donate a unwrapped toy as admission! There is no admission fee to attend this "Holiday" Open House Wine Tasting & Toy Drive. All guests must donate an unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program as admission in December.
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Vincent Girardin Wines

Domaine Vincent Girardin Winery VineyardsPlease join us to taste some of the very best of Burgundy! Domaine Vincent Girardin Burgundy Wine Dinner Hosted by Marco Caschera  Friday, October 7, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Space is limited and reservations are required. FEATURED WINES: 
Welcome:
Bourgogne Blanc, Vincent Girardin, FR
 
First Course:
Macon-Fuisse “Les Vieilles”, Domaine Vincent Girardin, FR
Pouilly-Fuisse “Les Vieilles Vignes”, Domaine Vincent Girardin, FR
 
Second Course:
Meursault “Les Narvaux”, Domaine Vincent Girardin, FR Puligny-Montrachet “Vieilles Vignes”, Domaine Vincent Girardin, FR
 
Third Course:
Volnay “Vieilles Vignes”, Domaine Vincent Girardin, FR
Gevrey-Chambertin “VieillesVignes”, Domaine Vincent Girardin, FR
 
Dessert:
Port, Warre’s “LBV”, 2004
Click here for online reservations.  
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Newton Vineyard Dinner

featured-items-newtonvineyardWe look forward to a special Newton Vineyard Wine Dinner hosted by Michael Ray, Moet Hennessy Portfolio Specialist, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at Michael's Wine Cellar. Please see the featured wines and custom five-course menu below! Click here to make reservations for this Newton Vineyards Wine Dinner. Space is limited and reservations are required. $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Newton Vineyard Wine Dinner Menu Saturday, October 1, 2016

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres Spicy Tuna Cone Salmon Caviar Moroccan BBQ Grilled Shrimp Yellow Tomato Gazpacho & Crispy Shallots Crispy Pork Chicharrón Taco Cilantro-Marinated White Onions on Corn Tortillas Sparkling "Etoile Brut", Domaine Chandon, CA, NV    First Course Pan-Seared Jumbo Diver Scallop Green Peas, Butternut Squash Risotto, Crispy Artichokes Foie Grass Nage & Crispy Salsify Root Chardonnay "Red Label", Newton Vineyards, Napa, CA Chardonnay "Unfiltered", Newton Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA   Second Course Spiced Manchester Quail Roasted Acorn Squash, Truffled Creamed Swiss Chard Buttered-Poached Heirloom Baby Carrots  & Claret Demi Reduction Pinot Noir, Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, NZ Claret "Red Label", Newton Vineyards, Napa County, CA   Third Course Thyme-Braised Wagyu Boneless Short Ribs Roasted Cipollini Onions, Anise-Spiced Sweet Potato Purée, Chanterelle Mushrooms & Cabernet Au Poivre Sauce Cabernet Sauvignon "Unfiltered", Newton Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA Malbec “Reserva”, Terrazas de los Andes, Mandoza, AR    Dessert Belgian White Chocolate Linzer Torte Raspberry, Mascarpone & Pink Guava Champagne "Demi Sec", Veuve Clicquot, FR, NV    
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Burgundy Wine Dinner

Please join us for a Burgundy Wine Dinner! Domaine Vincent Girardin Burgundy Wine Dinner Hosted by Marco Caschera  Friday, October 7, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here for online reservations. Vincent Girardin was born in Santenay, in the Côte de Beaune and is part of a winemaking family whose origins date to the 17th century (11th generation). Now in his forties, Vincent began in 1982 with only 2 hectares (5 acres) of vines. When his father retired, Vincent took over several additional hectares to which he could devote himself. Vincent Girardin is a man of conviction. He knows what he wants. He has grasped his professionally with both hands. 
Vincent’s roots are deep in the most prestigious terrors of Burgundy. He knows every vine, every parcel of land. He also ensures that the very highest quality is maintained by following each wine’s development every step of the way, at all times respecting the most important element of Burgundy – the individuality of its terroirs. It is this very personal touch that conjures up the richness, harmony and elegance that make Vincent Girardin’s wines so sought-after. Vincent Girardin’s wife Veronique, has worked alongside Vincent at the Domaine since 1994. Today, the Domaine represents 20 hectares. Domaine Vincent Girardin Winery VineyardsVincent Girardin’s Winemaking Philosophy: We use the most modern winemaking equipment. During the winemaking period, we try to be as careful as we can with the grapes in order to have the best possible terroir extraction.The alcoholic fermentation is slow with natural yeasts, which are on the grape berries. The ageing is long, on ne lees in French oak. We follow the lunar calendar for the bottling. The white wines nd their essence in their nesse, an extreme aromatic purity, at a focal point between acidity and richness. The red wines are fruity and elegant, with supple tannins. A successful vintage requires a strict and daily monitoring for each wine. Because each bottle represents a different hillside and a different exposure, the winemaker’s decisions are paramount.
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October Wine Events

PortWineGlassesWe kick-off the month of October with two wine events in the Wine Cellar. Click here to view the featured wines and make reservations for our Newton Vineyards Wine Dinner set for 7 p.m.on Saturday, October 1. $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity If you are simply looking for a casual, walk-about tasting, please join us for Michael's October Open House Wine Tasting from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. Admission is $10 per person. Cheers!
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Wine Dinner Menu

Iron Horse VineyardsSuzanne Watters of Kind Wines will be hosting a special Iron Horse Vineyards Wine Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23 at Michael's Wine Cellar. Chef Jamil and Chef Catherine have just completed the finishing touches on their five-course dinner, perfectly paired with the featured wines from Iron Horse Vineyards! Iron Horse Vineyards Wine Dinner September 23rd 2016 PASSED HORS D'OEUVRES Ahi Tuna Poke Mini Tacos Shallots, Sesame Seeds, Soy Sauce, Avocado & Jicama Slaw Served in Crispy Wonton Shells Fennel-Spiced Duck Breast with Onion Jam & Sweet Potatoes Allumettes Fresh Mission Figs Truffle Goat Cheese, Panzanella Crumbs & Pomegranate Gastrique Sparkling “Ocean Reserve, Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma County FIRST COURSE Butter-Poached Maine Lobster Light Clam Curry Sauce, Crispy Oysters, Roasted Garlic Scented Swiss-Chard & Micro Cilantro Classic Vintage Brut, Iron Horse, Green Valley Sparkling "Wedding Cuvee", Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma County SECOND COURSE Pan-Seared Halibut Mediterranean Fava Bean Stew, Toasted Baby Artichokes & Basil Pistou Chardonnay "UnOaked", Iron Horse Vineyards, Russian River Valley Chardonnay “Estate”, Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma County THIRD COURSE Fennel-Crusted Veal Tenderloin Baby Wild Mushrooms, Calvados Demi Reduction, Caramelized Pearl Onions & Chimichurri-Crispy Fingerling Potatoes Pinot Noir "Estate", Laetitia Pinot Noir “Estate”, Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma County DESSERT Riesling-Poached Bartlett Pear Baked in a French Almond Cake, Honey Chèvre Ice Cream & Blackberry Coulis  Sparkling “Russian Cuvee”, Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma County $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity  Our recent wine dinner events have sold out quickly, so be sure to secure your tickets today by clicking here.  
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Iron Horse Wine Dinner

Iron Horse VineyardsSuzanne Watters of Kind Wines will be hosting a special Iron Horse Vineyards Wine Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23 at Michael's Wine Cellar. Our recent wine dinner events have sold out quickly, so be sure to secure your tickets today by clicking here. Please join us to enjoy the following featured wines: Welcome: Sparkling “Ocean Reserve, Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA 1st Course: Classic Vintage Brut, Iron Horse, Green Valley, CA Sparkling "Wedding Cuvee", Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA 2nd Course: Chardonnay "UnOaked", Iron Horse Vineyards, Russian River Valley, CA Chardonnay “Estate”, Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA 3rd Course: Pinot Noir "Estate", Laetitia, CA Pinot Noir “Estate”, Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA Dessert: Sparkling “Russian Cuvee”, Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma Country, CA
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Menu for Wine Dinner

Wine DinnerChef Jamil and Chef Catherine have just completed the finishing touches on the menu for our magnificent French Wine Dinner set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Michael's Wine Cellar. Click here for online reservations or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 for phone reservations, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. As with all of Michael's wine dinner events, reservations are required. Seating is limited. PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES Feuille Roquefort & Quail Egg Crispy Prosciutto De Parma Chive & Tarragon Blue Crab Salad Sweet Corn Coulis & Caviar Crispy Pancetta Mont Chevré & Pear Rosé “Esprit”, Chateau Gassier, Cotes de Provence FIRST COURSE Pan-Seared Black Striped Bass Butternut Squash Bisque, Crawfish & Green Pea Risotto, Baby Artichokes, Watercress Salad & Fennel Dust Chablis “St. Martin”, Domaine Laroche Chablis Premier Cru "Les Vaillons", Domaine Laroche SECOND COURSE Coriander Breast of Duck Applewood Bacon & Spinach Parsnip Purée, Pinot Noir Black Currant Demi-Glace, Roasted Acorn Squash & Toasted Almonds Pinot Noir "de la Chevaliere", Domaine Laroche, Beziers Moulin a Vent, Chateau Moulin a Vent THIRD COURSE  Roasted Lamb Loin Crispy Potato & Onion Lyonnais, Braised Red Beets, Gremolata Oil, Sweet Potatoes Allumettes, Heirloom Baby Carrots, Côtes du Rhône & Black Truffle Demi-Reduction Côtes du Rhône Villages "Les Becs Fins", Tardieu-Laurent Cabernet Franc "Clau de Nell", Anne Claude Leflaive, Anjou DESSERT Roasted Peach & Almond Cream Crepes Tokaji "Mad Cuvee", Royal Tokaji, HU, 2012   
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French Wine Dinner

It's summertime in the Sarasota and time to enjoy a special evening out! Please join us as Michael's Wine Cellar hosts a magnificent French Wine Dinner at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Wine Dinner Round Table FEATURED FRENCH WINES: Welcome Rose “Esprit”, Chateau Gassier, Cotes de Provence, France First Course Chablis “St. Martin”, Domaine Laroche, France Chablis Premier Cru "Les Vaillons", Domaine Laroche, France Second Course Pinot Noir "de la Chevaliere", Domaine Laroche, Beziers, France Moulin a Vent, Chateau Moulin a Vent, France Third Course Cote du Rhone Villages "Les Becs Fins", Tardieu-Laurent, France Cabernet Franc "Clau de Nell", Anne Claude Leflaive, Anjou, France Dessert Tokaji "Mad Cuvee", Royal Tokaji, HU, 2012 (375ml) $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here for online reservations or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 for phone reservations, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. As with all of Michael's wine dinner events, reservations are required. Seating is limited.    
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Spanish Wine Dinner Menu

Spanish BodegaChef Jamil and Chef Catherine are pleased to release the menu for our Spanish Wine Dinner set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Robert Schafer of Classical Wines of Spain will be hosting this special event as he showcases highly-rated wines from his prized portfolio. Welcome
Passed Hors d’Oeuvres Duck Picadillo Empanada with Romesco Sauce Crispy Oyster Shooter with Yellow Tomato Gazpacho Chorizo & Shrimp Croquette with Smoked Paprika Aioli Cava “Extremarium”, Mont Marcal, ES, NV First Course Pan-Roasted Striped Bass  with Spiced Crawfish Bisque Butternut Squash Risotto Crispy Chorizo, Roasted Baby Carrots & Fava Beans Chardonnay “Barrel Fermented”, Principe de Viana, Navarra, ES Verdejo, Martinsancho, Rueda, ES Second Course Second Course Coriander-Crusted Breast of Duck Braised Pork Belly, Anise Carrot Purée,English Green Peas, Baby Artichoke & Pinos Manchuela Reduction Bobal “Old Vine”, 11 Pinos, Manchuela, ES Red Blend "C", Bodegas Carchelo, Jumilla, ES Third Course

Fennel-Crusted Colorado Rack of Lamb Truffled White Beans, Shiitake Mushroom Ragù, Roasted Parsnips, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Ribera del Duero Demi-Glace 

Tempranillo “Reserva”, Valenciso, Rioja, ES Tempranillo, Condado de Haza, Ribera del Duero, ES Dessert 

Crème Caramel Black Mission Figs & Candied Fennel

Bodegas Toro Albala " Don PX Reserva", Monteilla-Moriles, ES, 1986 
$95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here to register online now, or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 for phone reservations, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Held monthly under candlelight at Michael’s Wine Cellar, Michael’s Wine Dinners are extravagant, multi-course feasts paired with fine wines from around the world. Reservations are required as seating is limited for this special event.    
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Spanish Wine Dinner

Please join us for Michael's first wine dinner of the summer!  Michael's Wine Cellar will host a magnificent Spanish Wine Dinner at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Wine Dinner Round Table FEATURED SPANISH WINES: Welcome Cava “Extremarium”, Mont Marcal, ES, NV First Course Chardonnay “Barrel Fermented”, Principe de Viana, Navarra, ES Verdejo, Martinsancho, Rueda, ES Second Course Bobal “Certified Organic- Old Vine”, 11 Pinos, Manchuela, ES Red Blend "C", Bodegas Carchelo, Jumilla, ES Third Course Tempranillo “Reserva”, Valenciso, Rioja, ES Tempranillo, Condado de Haza, Ribera del Duero, ES Dessert Bodegas Toro Albala " Don PX Reserva", Monteilla-Moriles, ES, 1986 $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here to register online now, or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 for phone reservations, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Held monthly under candlelight at Michael’s Wine Cellar, Michael’s Wine Dinners are extravagant, multi-course feasts paired with fine wines from around the world. Reservations are required as seating is limited for this special event.    
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Garden to Plate Wines

Please join us for a special "Garden to Plate" wine dinner at Selby Gardens! Featured-Items-GardentoPlateWineDinnerWines from around the world hand-picked by Michael, a remarkable menu designed personally by Phil, a picturesque bayfront garden prepared to host an extra-special wine dinner…. at the end of this month! All are welcome to join us for the highly-anticipated “Garden to Plate” Wine Dinner hosted by Nora & Billy Johnson and Jenny & Ken Pendery on Thursday, April 28 at Selby Gardens. Click here for details and reservations. Featured wines will include: 2011 Szegeti Pinot Noir Brut Rose, Austria This sparkler is a brilliant salmon color with red gold highlights. Aromas of strawberries and red cherries carry through to the palate, which finishes with a lively acidity and a delicate mousse. 2014 DeMorgenzon Maestro White, Stellenbosch, South Africa On the nose and palate, there are concentrated orange and yellow stone fruits, as well as notes of spice and zesty citrus. The palate is full-textured, leaving you with a lingering aftertaste. It is an elegant wine with persistent nuances of honeysuckle and frangipani. 2014 Domaine Hubert Brochard Sancerre, Loire, France The Domaine Hubert Brochard Sancerre Blanc Aujourd'hui Comme Autrefois offers flavors of citrus and grapefruit with subtle floral nuances. Balanced with a lively acidity, this Sancerre Blanc is best enjoyed chilled and has an aging potential of 3 to 5 years. 2008 Marques de Grinon Summa, La Mancha, Spain Deep ruby-red in color with purple reflections, this wine shows rich notes of dark berries, clove, smoke and pepper. On the palate, layers of mineral and fruit notes are interwoven, accompanied by soft tannins, silky texture and excellent concentration 2013 Renacer Enamore, Mendoza, Argentina Dark ruby red in color, Enamore offers supple aromas of ripe berries, raisin, and plums. Sensual notes of exotic spices, charcoal and chocolate are seamlessly layered with the fruit. Full bodied, rich and complex, with a long finish beautifully framed by fine-grained tannins. This is a very special wine that will surprise many wine lovers.
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Hamilton Russell Vineyards Dinner

Held monthly under candlelight at Michael’s Wine Cellar, Michael’s Wine Dinners are extravagant, multi-course feasts paired with fine wines from around the world. Please join us for our next event! Hamilton Russell Vineyards (South African) Wine Dinner Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity  This wine dinner will be hosted Winery Proprietors Anthony & Olive Hamilton Russell who will be traveling from South Africa for our event! AnthonyOliveHamiltonRussellAnthony Hamilton Russell took over Hamilton Russell Vineyards from the founder, Tim Hamilton Russell, in 1991. Anthony narrowed the winery's focus to Pinot noir and Chardonnay only and registered Hamilton Russell Vineyards as an Estate, committing to work only with grapes from their terroir. Anthony with his wife Olive along with their winemaking and viticultural teams are completely dedicated to expressing the personality of the Hamilton Russell Vineyards terroir in their wines. Tiny yields and intense worldwide demand keep the elegant, highly individual, Estate grown Pinot noir and Chardonnay in very short supply. Anthony & Olive look forward to offering you the following featured wines from their portolio during this special five-course South African Wine Dinner: Welcome 2015 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc First Course 2015 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2008 Ashbourne Sandstone Second Course 2014 Southern Right Pinotage 2008 Ashbourne Third Course 2014 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2007 Ashbourne  Click here for online reservations or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 to register via phone. (Phone reservations are available Monday through Friday,  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Reservations are required as seating is limited. 
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4/2 Wine Dinner Menu

Michael-BordeauxWe are thrilled to announce the featured menu and wines for our Bordeaux Wine Dinner - hosted by Michael Klauber himself! Saturday, April 2, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar Featured Wines & Menu: PASSED HOR D'OEUVRES Grilled Prosciutto Wraps with Stilton, Pears & Endives Tuna Crudo with Fresh Gooseberries & Ginger-Scallion Vinaigrette Blue Crab Fritters with Stone Ground Mustard Aioli Champagne Pommery "Brut Apanage", NV FIRST COURSE Butter Poached Maine Lobster Scallion-Farro Risotto, Young Peas, Roasted Butternut Squash, Foie Gras Nage & Crispy Salsify Root Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, 2010   SECOND COURSE  Pan-Roasted Maple Leaf Duck Breast Baby Turnips, Pearl Onions, Sautéed Trumpet Mushrooms, Truffle Pommes Purée & Porcini Crème Aü Jüs Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc, 2010 Chateau de Chambrun, Lalande-De-Pomerol, 2010   THIRD COURSE  Black Pepper-Crusted Bison Loin Mashed Cauliflower, Thyme-Buttered Heirloom Baby Carrots, Braised Cipollini Onions, Fava Beans, & Bordeaux Demi-Glace Chateau La Dame de Montrose, St. Estephe, 2009 Chateau Les Pagodes de Cos, St. Estephe, 2009   DESSERT Apricot Tian & Peach with Almond Cream Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes, 2010 Click here or call for reservations as this event is expected to sell-out quickly: 941-366-0007, ext. 229. $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity
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Bordeaux Wine Dinner

Michael-BordeauxMichael's extravagant five-course wine dinners are often hosted by visiting winemakers, but some of our most popular events are hosted by a true Bordeaux expert: our own Michael Klauber. Please join us for a special Bordeaux Wine Dinner featuring fabulous wines from top vintages - hosted by Michael himself! Saturday, April 2, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar Featured Wines: Welcome: Champagne Pommery "Brut Apanage", NV First Course: Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, 2010 RP: 90pts Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, 2010 RP: 94pts Second Course: Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc, 2010 RP: 93pts Chateau de Chambrun, Lalande-De-Pomerol, 2010 RP: 93pts Third Course: Chateau La Dame de Montrose, St. Estephe, 2009 RP: 91pts Chateau Les Pagodes de Cos, St. Estephe, 2009 RP: 94pts Dessert: Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes, 2010 RP: 94-96pts Click here or call for reservations as this event is expected to sell-out quickly: 941-366-0007, ext. 229. $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity
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Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239