If you are a member of a wine club – as in receiving shipments from a winery – you know that this is “allocation season,” and your CCs (credit cards) are probably weeping. That’s certainly the case with me. But does that stop me from buying wines anyway? Of course not!
Not only is it allocation season, but it’s Spring, and with Spring comes all kinds of good-weather activities.
One of my favorite places to go for wines is Khoury’s. They now have two locations – the original store at
Issa and Nura provide the opportunities for boutique wineries to offer the public a chance to taste their wines. I have many bottles of wine that I haven’t seen elsewhere or may not have purchased without having tasted them in advance. Their website is http://khourysfinewine.com/ along with a very nice article from Dining Today in the Review Journal http://viewnews.com/2006/VIEW-Apr-04-Tue-2006/Prime/6595333%20.html.
Another place I love to go is Marche Bacchus, located at
My newest discovery (thanks, Linda!) is Jimmy’s Café at 8427
I joined the wine club ($49.00), which gives me first notice of special wine dinners and events, as well as free corkage on Wednesday nights. Considering the price of corkage in most restaurants, the membership will be paid for in two visits!
I got to meet the owner, Jimmy Stanfill, who has a cherubic face and great blue eyes. He’s been open a few months and is doing well. He loves the idea of the wine retail/restaurant combination a la Marche Bacchus and Bleu Gourmet, but he’s in Summerlin which won’t allow it. Why? Who knows. It’s a very upscale idea and Jimmy’s is a great little restaurant and he’s working hard to get the powers in Summerlin to relent. Stay tuned! His website is http://www.jimmyscafelv.com.
If you haven’t been to one yet, you have to scrape the dollars together for a good cause and go the Wine Walk held throughout the Spring, Summer, and early Fall months at
By the way, walking through
Well, this is a good start. There are many other places to go, things to do, people to see in the wine community of