Thursday June 23, 2011
Fine Dining Restaurant Uncorks Remarkable Wines This Summer
Los Angeles, CA (June 23, 2011) – What defines the most extraordinary wine event of the summer? Ample servings of nine rare and limited vintage varietals, hand-selected by a Master Sommelier and highly rated by renowned wine critic Robert Parker and Wine Spectator magazine – all for just $25 per person at dinner from July 12 through September 4.
The Generous Pour Wine Event is a tasting experience offered by The Capital Grille to rival all others. The event offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy generous tastings of nine spectacular, highly allocated wines – all served in the comfort of the restaurant’s relaxed, elegant atmosphere, accompanied by signature appetizers, dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and house-made desserts.
The Capital Grille is also known for expert, personalized service and The Generous Pour event is an excellent example of that. Guests may sample all nine wines or they may choose to have multiple tastings of one or more of their favorites from The Generous Pour – their server will guide them through the experience, suggesting pairings for each course ordered and providing each person with a summary of tasting notes. The restaurant will also prepare custom wine flights upon request, for those guests interested in comparing and contrasting The Generous Pour selections.
Each featured wine was specially chosen from unique vineyards around the world by The Capital Grille’s Master Sommelier, George Miliotes, one of only 173 Master Sommeliers in the world. “I believe that wine education must be experienced first-hand,” Miliotes said. “That’s why I’m thrilled to be able to provide a fun, wide-ranging wine exploration at The Capital Grille. We are especially pleased to bring our guests some of the world’s most exclusive wines this summer, for a delightful, educational taste journey.”
The Generous Pour Wine Event introduces guests to some of the season’s newest wine trends, while also offering hard-to-find varietals as well as known favorites. Highlights from this summer’s chic collection of choice whites and reds are:
- Tarima Hill Monastrell, 2009 – Making its U.S. debut at The Capital Grille this summer, this spectacular varietal is setting a new standard for Spanish medium-bodied red wine.
- Chalk Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 – Named for the volcanic chalk under the vineyard’s hillside surface, which gives a delightfully unique quality to the wine’s flavor, this rich, dense wine is one of Sonoma Valley’s best.
- Marquis de la Tour, NV – This sparkling “bubbly” hails from a vineyard in France’s Loire Valley, which has been producing excellence since 1885.
- Conte Brandolini Vistorta Merlot, 2006 – Harvested from 100-year-old vines in a small vineyard in Northeast Italy, this merlot epitomizes powerful elegance.
About The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille (www.TheCapitalGrille.com) is known for its dry-aged steaks, award-winning wine list and professional service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. Routinely recognized by Wine Spectator magazine, The Capital Grille has received the American Culinary Federation’s “Achievement of Excellence Award,” is recognized by the 2011 Zagat Survey as a “Power Lunch” destination and was voted a guest favorite on Open Table’s “2010 Best American Cuisine - Top Restaurant List.” The Capital Grille offers more than 350 New and Old World wine selections, including a Captain’s List of some of the world’s most highly allocated and sought-after wines. Please visit The Capital Grille on Facebook and follow George Miliotes on Twitter @TheWineExpert.