Glendale’s Arrowhead Grill will have a new, monthly West-Side Wine Club series to explore the history and evolution of the food and wine of different regions around the world, including Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and the United States. “Each month we will explore the wines of each region and the food with which it is historically paired,” says Chef Charles Wade Schwerd. “It’s going to be the closest thing to going there, and it’s going to be great fun.”
The Wine Club’s first meeting was March 31 and explored the great tastes of the “Noble Six,” or varieties of grapes that create the highest quality wines without blending: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Chef Schwerd celebrated this inaugural gathering by pairing these great wines with foods that bring out their distinct and complex flavors while exploring the basic concepts of wine grapes, the wine we get from them, and how to find and buy what you like.
The Club will meet at Arrowhead Grill the last Saturday of each month; cost is $20 per person and reservations are required. To RSVP, call (623) 566-2224 or click here.