Snooty old French wine critics love it!

Posted in Vino Vino Austin on January 28, 2015 by Do Bianchi

Please note that Vino Vino will be closed
Super Bowl Sunday
February 1, 2015.

bettane desseauve

See those stuffy old French dudes, above? They’re Desseauve and Bettane (from left), leading wine critics in France and major snobs when it comes to fine wine tasting.

These guys are pretty damn tough to please and they never hesitate to slam a wine that they don’t like.

And you know what they said recently about Domaine Gayda?

“A must-have wine,” they wrote in the most recent edition of their do-or-die annual guide to the wines of France, a “coup de coeur.”

Seems these snooty old men actually do know something about wine, after all!

Domaine Gayda owner and founder Tim Ford will be joining us Wednesday, February 4. Details follow.

WINE DINNER
featuring the wines of
Domaine Gayda
(Languedoc, France)

With guest presenter Tim Ford (winery owner).

Wednesday, February 4
7:00 p.m.
three wines – four courses
$75 per person
not including tax & gratuity

please call (512) 465-9282 to reserve

We will be featuring:

- Figure Libre Freestyle White blend
– Figure Libre Freestyle Cabernet Franc
– Chemin de Mosmou Red Blend

Domaine Gayda has a passion for the traditional cépages grown across the many diverse soils and climates of the winery’s vineyards situated throughout the Languedoc, giving “Provenance” to all our wines.

While the grapes are rooted in tradition, the winery itself is all about the new, with investments in all the latest equipment and technology.

The winery’s “quest towards an organic viticulture is driven by our respect for the natural environment and to offer a wine of outstanding quality.”

Image via bettanedesseauve.fr.

Wine Dinner Feb. 4: Domaine Gayda (Languedoc)

Posted in Vino Vino Austin on January 22, 2015 by Do Bianchi

Please note that Vino Vino will be closed
Super Bowl Sunday
February 1, 2015.

domaine gayda

WINE DINNER
featuring the wines of
Domaine Gayda
(Languedoc, France)

With guest presenter Tim Ford (winery owner).

Wednesday, February 4
7:00 p.m.
three wines – four courses
$75 per person
not including tax & gratuity

please call (512) 465-9282 to reserve

We will be featuring:

- Figure Libre Freestyle White blend
– Figure Libre Freestyle Cabernet Franc
– Chemin de Mosmou Red Blend

Domaine Gayda has a passion for the traditional cépages grown across the many diverse soils and climates of the winery’s vineyards situated throughout the Languedoc, giving “Provenance” to all our wines.

While the grapes are rooted in tradition, the winery itself is all about the new, with investments in all the latest equipment and technology.

The winery’s “quest towards an organic viticulture is driven by our respect for the natural environment and to offer a wine of outstanding quality.”

A note on Tim Ford:

Born in 1960 Tim Ford grew up in the south of England where his father had a small vineyard. After qualifying as a horticulturalist Tim spent nearly 20 years working on various Horticultural business throughout East Africa. In 2002 he met Anthony Record and Marc Kent from the famous Boekenshoutskloof Winery in Cape Town South Africa.

They all decided that the Languedoc was the place to be and after meeting Vincent Chansault, the winemaker who was working with Marc, Tim sold up all his business interests and moved with Vincent to the Languedoc to get started.

The first vintage was in 2004 and now on the 10 th vintage Domaine Gayda has become a bench mark for quality wines from the Languedoc.

The NEW Late Night Menu is HERE!

Posted in Vino Vino Austin on January 19, 2015 by Do Bianchi

Click here or the image below for a larger version of the menu.

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An All-Time Vino Vino Favorite: Chef Marco’s Pork Belly

Posted in Vino Vino Austin on January 16, 2015 by Do Bianchi

Check out the Vino Vino menu here!

Below: pork belly, caramelized onion, apple gastrique.

best pork belly austin texas

Our NEW COCKTAIL menu is LIVE!

Posted in Vino Vino Austin on January 12, 2015 by Do Bianchi

stirred, bold and boozy

Martini – 10

a true classic

gin | dry vermouth | orange bitters

Palmetto – 10

dark and sultry

black rum | sweet vermouth | orange bitters

Up to Date – 12

not your father’s old fashion

rye | manzanilla sherry | grand marnier | angostura

Vieux Carre – 14

new orleans’s finest cocktail

cognac | rye | sweet vermouth | benedictine | peychauds

shaken, refreshingly complex

Lion’s Tail – 8

a bartender’s favorite

bourbon | all spice | lime | sugar | angostura

New York Sour – 8

classic with a vino twist

bourbon | | lemon | sugar | red wine float

Hemingway Daiquiri – 10

created by the man himself

cuban-style rum | maraschino | lime | grapefruit

Blood and Sand – 10

smoky, sweet, refreshing

scotch | cherry liqueur | sweet vermouth | orange

swizzled

Queen’s Park Swizzle – 10

you can judge this book by its cover

cuban-style rum | lime | sugar | bitters | mint

☻denotes $2 off 3-7pm mon-fri

5-7pm Saturdays

Saturday happy hour

Posted in Vino Vino Austin on January 10, 2015 by Do Bianchi

We love HAPPY HOUR so much that
we decided to do it on Saturdays, too.

Please join us this weekend for
our Saturday HAPPY HOUR!

VINO VINO HAPPY HOUR
Monday-Saturday 5:30-7 pm

$2 OFF ANY GLASS OF WINE
$2 OFF WELL DRINKS
HALF-PRICED DRAFT BEER
6 HALF-PRICED APPETIZERS

habanero cocktail

NEW LATE NIGHT MENU IS HERE!

Posted in Vino Vino Austin on January 9, 2015 by Do Bianchi

Our new fall LATE NIGHT MENU,
featuring the Nine 2-12 Burger is here!

AVAILABLE 9 PM TO MIDNIGHT NIGHTLY.

click image below to enlrage

best late night menu austin

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