The Capital Grille Wine Tasting

The Capital Grille is offering a rare opportunity for an insider’s glimpse into the world of wine. For six weeks, beginning Monday, July 13, guests of The Capital Grille can enjoy an unprecedented wine sampling experience with their meal. Hand-selected by The Capital Grille’s Master Sommelier George Miliotes, the sampling features four of the world’s most renowned wine regions.

At the same time, patrons will have the opportunity to win the trip of a lifetime – one of two memorable, week-long journeys to world-class wineries, with Miliotes as their personal guide.

While there are only 170 Master Sommeliers in the world, this summer you can experience wine as if you were one of them. As The Capital Grille’s own Master Sommelier, Miliotes has created a special Master Wine Tasting Event menu exclusively for The Capital Grille, featuring some of his favorite varietals from the world’s most desirable wine-growing regions; namely, Argentina, South Africa, Spain and the Napa Valley

Guests at each restaurant will enjoy generous pours of the featured wines. The Capital Grille’s knowledgeable Executive Chef and service team will guide guests through the sampling, providing suggested menu selections to best complement the flavor and character of each wine. For instance, to harmonize with the wine’s concentrated black cherry and raspberry flavors, Miliotes recommends pairing Spain’s Atteca Old Vine Grenache with The Capital Grille’s signature Porcini-rubbed Delmonico Steak with 12-year Aged Balsamic.

The Master Wine Tasting Event will take place from July 13 through August 23, for $10 at lunch and $25 at dinner. Each tasting will feature 11 to 12 selections, all highly rated by noted wine critic Robert Parker and Wine Spectator magazine, among others.

The first three weeks (July 13 – August 2) of The Capital Grille’s Master Wine Tasting Event will include:

· Argentinean wine from wine-making royalty, the Catena family, including selections from the famed Mendoza wine-growing region, outside Buenos Aires, most notably Catena Malbec, which received a 91 (out of 100) rating from Robert Parker
· Wine from Spain’s world-famous Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Jumilla regions, featuring selections from vines dating back to the turn of the century. Highlights include Jumilla’s Juan Gil Monastrell, also rated “91” by Robert Parker, which pairs perfectly with The Capital Grille’s Bone-in Kona Crusted Sirloin, according to Miliotes

The second three weeks (August 3 – 23) will feature:

· Highly sought-after Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet and Chardonnay selections, both rated “92” by Robert Parker, from Beringer’s world-class winery in the heart of Napa Valley
· South African wine from the exotic Winelands of the Western Cape, including celebrated Cabernet, Syrah and Chardonnay varietals
· South African specialties like Chenin Blanc and Pinotage

Guided by Miliotes, winners of the week-long, personalized wine trips will go behind-the-scenes and participate in the wine-blending process, even blending their own case to ship home. Winners will also enjoy some of the finest restaurants and hot spots in each featured region.

The first insider’s wine experience in Argentina will include:

· Three days in the wildly popular wine-growing region of Mendoza, touring vineyards, dining in the cellars, among the aging wines, and working hand-in-hand with the Catena family to blend a Malbec to take home and enjoy
· Two days in Buenos Aires, visiting cultural and night life attractions

The second insider’s wine experience in Napa will include:

· Visiting with winemaking friends of George Miliotes and The Capital Grille, as industry insiders
· Vineyard tours, dinners at the wineries, massages, biking tours of the region and a private blending experience at the Beringer winery, where winners will make their own case of Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet

For additional information about the Master Wine Tasting Event, the featured wines and wineries and The Capital Grille experience, please contact: Christie High at 212-871-3020, ext. 114 or chigh@jgordonassociates.com.

Date: 7/13/2009-8/23/2009

Time: lunch/dinner

Location: 601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

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For additional information about the Master Wine Tasting Event, the featured wines and wineries and The Capital Grille experience, please contact: Christie High at 212-871-3020, ext. 114 or chigh@jgordonassociates.com.

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