Time to put away the dry roses, recork the light whites and starting thinking about those deeper, richer wines for fall food. Here’s an event that sounds like one of the best wine events I’ve seen in a while:
Foxcroft Wine Co., 7824 Fairview Road, will hold a big wine tasting Monday from 5-7 p.m. that will feature more than 20 wines, with seven winemakers from Chile on hand to help you through it. There will be a little food, too. It’s $10, and you get the entry fee back if you buy six bottles of wine (and you get the usual 10 percent discount on a case). You don’t need to register, just show up and slap down your money.
In other news and events at Foxcroft: On Friday and Saturday (until they run out), they’re doing a $35 flight (3 3-ounce pours) of white Burgundies that range in retail value from $30 to $116. (I heard the bottles and they’re choice.) On Sept. 22, they’re doing a very special Louis Latour tasting with limited seating for $75 (you do need to register for that; call the store at 704-365-6550).
And the new location, at Kenilworth Commons, 1235 East Blvd., is getting closer to opening, probably in early October. That one will have a bigger kitchen and an expanded menu.
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Many of us forget, by the way, that they serve food at the Fairview Road location. It’s not just a store, it’s a small restaurant with a good list of small plates, so you can taste and eat. It’s always worth checking the schedule at www.foxcroftwine.com.