The 2012 Memphis Wine + Food Series kicked off March 25th with the Fleming’s Wine Dinner featuring the wines from Chateau Montelena and a 3-course menu prepared by Chef William Kloos. Chateau Montelena is a Napa Valley winery that is well-known for beating a French wine in a blind tasting in 1976, known as the Judgment of Paris.
Joining Chateau Montelena in 2013 is Russian River Valley wines Kosta Browne, Martinelli Winery and Williams Selyem. Kosta Browne’s 2008 Pinot Noir was named 2011 Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator magazine. Bob Cabral of Williams Selyem was named 2011 Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
On April 13th, the Brooks will host Brooks Uncorked, one of the top fundraising events of the year for the museum. With over 50 wines, a great silent auction, local fare and a live DJ, Brooks Uncorked is also one of the city’s top-ranked parties. The second weekend of May brings in our Russian River Valley vintners starting with the Private Winemaker Dinners on May 10th, then on to Vin-A-Que on May 11th and ending with the Grand Auction on May 12th. These events will welcome Dan Kosta of Kosta Browne, Regina Martinelli of Martinelli Winery and Bob Cabral of Williams Selyem.