Friday, August 3, 2012

Wine, beer dinners approach

Osso hosts a five-course Justin wine dinner with master sommelier Joseph Spellman Aug. 8. Among the fare: roasted guinea hen with grapes and grappa with 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, and duo of grilled lamb loin eye and lamb cheek sugo with 2009 Isosceles (that's a Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc). $65; reservations required: 704-971-0550. 1000 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.

D'Vine Wine Cafe's third annual beer dinner/cookout will be Aug. 16, with Bell's brews and courses that include fish tacos, tandoori chicken lollipops, orange-bourbon-glazed babyback ribs and more. $49.99; reservations required: 704-369-5050; 14815 John J. Delaney Drive.