Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Beer and wine dinners

  • You’ll find a Spring Beer Fest at the Wine Vault (9009 J. M. Keynes Drive) Saturday: From 1-4 p.m., 50 microbrews and imports will be on hand, with live music and food from Boardwalk Billy’s. Admission is $15. Also coming up: An annual Torbreck wine dinner, TuesdayA28 at Pewter Rose (1820 South Blvd.). Among the offerings: Torbreck Les Amis (a rare old-vine Grenache); slow-cooked barbecue pork with Torbreck Struie; Torbreck Runrig as an amuse bouche; beef tenderloin with Torbreck Factor, and more. $85; 704-548-9463.

  • Blue (Hearst Plaza uptown) hosts a Trinchero Napa Valley wine evening April 30, designed as a cocktail party with sampling and explanations from cellar master Chuck Parker. On the menu: hamachi ceviche with Sauvignon Blanc, seared scallop over rhubarb puree with Chardonnay; lamb Wellington with Petit Verdot, and more. $34.95; 704-927-2583.