Only a few ‘Umstead Uncorked’ dates remain for 2013. If you’re interested in learning about wine, enjoy fine wine and food pairings, a sophisticated luxury environment and have been following the career of top sommelier Hai Tran – you need to attend “Umstead Uncorked”.
Held the last Thursday of every month, the hour-long gatherings, led by Herons’ sommelier Hai Tran, take participants through four wine tastings, complemented by small plates, in a relaxed, sophisticated environment. The series will cover new territories in the second half of 2013, from the perfect pairings for holiday entertaining to wines from New York, North Carolina, Sicily and Bordeaux.
Events take place in the Fireplace Lounge or on the Terrace (weather permitting) and are $40 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (919) 447-4000.
Umstead Uncorked: May - December 2013:
Thursday, September 26, 6-7 p.m.
Guests will explore wines of the Bordeaux region, which has experienced back-to-back stellar vintages with the release of the 2009s and 2010s. Sommelier Hai Train will showcase a few top examples of great Bordeaux that won’t break the bank, and provide a primer to the region’s whites, reds, and sweet wines.
Thursday, October 31, 6-7 p.m.
A region often overlooked for wine production, due to its historic association with Marsala and the production of bulk wine, Sicily has recently enjoyed a renaissance with its native varietals and diverse microclimates. In this event, wine enthusiasts will explore some great examples of the mavericks that are helping to change the face of Sicilian wine.
Wines Fit for a Feast
Thursday, November 21, 6-7 p.m.
With Thanksgiving in mind and Christmas soon to follow, Hai Tran shares his insights on versatile wines that will please all palates and complement traditional holiday meals.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa is located at 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, N.C. 27513.
About The Umstead Hotel and Spa
The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a singular, sophisticated triumph in North Carolina’s northeastern Piedmont region, an area rich in beauty and rooted in innovation. The state’s most highly rated hotel, it boasts stunning interiors punctuated with privately curated fine art, 150 spacious guest rooms and suites, world-class cuisine, a stimulating spa, gracious staff, and a serene woodland setting. The Umstead is a recipient of both the AAA Five Diamond award and Forbes Five Star rating. For more information, visit www.theumstead.com.
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