Monday, January 9, 2012

Coming up: wines, beers, more!

The Wine Vault's next dinner, with Barnett Vineyards and David Tate, is slated for Jan. 15 at Sullivan's Steakhouse. Among the lineup are crab cake with "Savoy" Chardonnay; Delmonico steak with Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon; and more. $75 (including tax and tip); 704-548-9463.

The annexed space for The King's Bakery, next to uptown's The King's Kitchen, is open, and will host a Trinchero Family wine dinner Jan. 18. The menu includes Hoppin' John cakes and cheese fonduta with Joel Gott Pinot Gris; braised beef short rib with Brussels sprouts, cornbread purée, wild mushrooms and veal demi-glace, with Napa Cellars Syrah; and more. $50; 704-375-1990; the space is on the Church Street side of the Kitchen, at 129 W. Trade St.

Arthur's Wine Shop at Belk SouthPark hosts a Zinfandel Festival 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 for $10 a person. 704-366-8610.

Blue hosts a beer and food pairing with Old Mecklenburg Brewery Jan. 19. Pairings will include rabbit and ricotta canelloni with OMB Copper; charmoula-lacquered duck confit with Dunkel Lager; oven-roasted Kobe top round beef, carved at the table, with OMB Unfiltered Copper; and more. $45.95; Hearst Tower (corner of College and 5th streets uptown); reservations: 704-927-2583.