Monday, April 19, 2010

Wine and dine

Morton's The Steakhouse has a new wine-by-the-glass menu of 27 wines, including a 1995 Kalin Cellars Chardonnay Cuvée LD from Dry Creek that winemaker Terrance Leighton says "just woke up"'; and the 25th release of 2010 Vintner’s Hall of Fame inductee Randall Grahm’s Bonny Doon "Le Cigare Volant." The label famously pictures a flying saucer above the Rhone, prompted by an actual French law that outlawed UFOs from landing in vineyards. 227 W. Trade St.; 704-333-2602.

Rudy's Italian Restaurant & Bar hosts its first wine dinner April 26, four courses with five wine tastes for $35; 6414 Rea Road; 704-544-4949.