One of the best food and wine events in Memphis takes place this weekend, and if you don't have your tickets to Vintage 901 yet, it's time to get them! Last, week I attended a preview of this event and can tell you, it's going to be a blast. Vintage 901, Memphis’ first-ever intimate wine event, kicks off March 10-12 and is the perfect weekend event for foodies and wine lovers. Even better, it takes place over three days, with three different locations, and three different price points – so there’s something for everyone!
Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect each day at each event:
Friday, March 10: Open Toast and Perfect Pairings
·Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
·Place: Halloran Center for Performing Arts
·Experience: Grand Sommelier, Laurie Forster, presents an opening toast. A 3-course dinner, provided by Restaurant Iris, will be served with perfect pairings. Jazz sensation, Monty Alexander will perform.
Saturday, March 11: Grand Tasting
·Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
·Place: Creative Arts Building on Tiger Lane
·Experience: An afternoon wine tasting with sections by Grand Sommelier, Laurie Forster and food to pair with it, Impressive local food vendors and food demonstrations, an antipasti station with various meats, cheeses, and accompanies, and local vendors selling everything from food to bath products.
Sunday, March 12: Sparkling Brunch
·Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
·Place: FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park
·Experience: A delicious brunch with food by Jimmy Gentry of Paradox Catering, paired with four sparkling wines, and a performance by Memphis Stax Academy Jazz Instructor, Stephen Lee.