Amici Wine tasting at PIE 3.14

Great night of tasting wines at Pie 3.14 with Jeff Blaum from Amici wines.  From the Sauvignon Blanc to the To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon wonderful palet pleasers.  Two that stood out included the 2014 Charles Heintz Russion River Valley Chardonnay.  Great mouth feel long on the palate from 100% malolactic fermentation and time in oak.  Over ripe pinapple and stone fruit.   The 2014 Missouri Hopper Vinyard Cab was everything an ultra premium vinyard selection shoud be.  Ready to drink with medium tannins and long finish. Blueberries and black currents. Low availability.  Lucky to have had some.

Buon Vino Pahlmeyer tasting



Great Pahlmeyer tasting Thursday night. The 2014 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay was a big butter bomb with huge mouth feel.  100% malolactic fermentation ( hence the soft buttery mouth feel) Spent 11 months in new french oak medium toast. Wine spectator rated it a 95.  Liquid Art in a bottle for $79.99. Available through Buon Vino at

Union Bear – Newest offering from Restaurant 33 in Granite Park

Rolled into Union Bear at granite park to watch the second half of TCU/Texas basketball game. Found a seat at the bar and ordered the House White IPA and smothered fries. Both delicious.Cant wait for the weather to warm up to sit on the patio.

Buon Vino

If you have never heard of Buon Vino you are missing out on a great wine experience.  Part wine club, part tasting room Buon Vino is located in an office building at 2800N. Dallas Parkway Suite 105 in Plano. The building is next door to the the Money Matters building. Tastings are held the first Saturday of each month.  In addition “pop up” tastings featuring a winery and usually an expert from that winery.  The events usually start at 6 and last about an hour and a half or two.  Personalized wine concierge with special orders and home wine delivery is also part of the service




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