natural wines

Two wine events worth noting

Next week, two more-than-usually interesting wine events are taking place, both well worth the attention of budding wine enthusiasts. LouVino’s Highlands location will host a wine dinner featuring natural, unfiltered wines on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Brasserie Provence will host a tasting of three red Bordeaux on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

In a press release, LouVino, 1606 Bardstown Rd., tried to define – or at least suggest an understanding of – the concept of “natural wines”:  “they are typically organically grown, hand-picked, have no added sugars, no foreign yeast or bacteria and no added colors, flavor or pH additives, among other qualifications.”

The wines will be served with a 4-course dinner devised to “feature various expressions of natural wines” by Chef Tavis Rockwell and his team. There will be two seatings for this dinner,at  6 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. Price for dinner and wines will be $55. Call (502) 365-1921, or go to http://louvino.com/the-highlands/.

On Wednesday, Sept, 20 at 6 p.m., Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., will serve a selection of small plates while leading guests through a tasting of  3 Bordeaux wines from different appellations.

The wines to be sampled will be Château Billeron Bouquey, Saint-Emilion; Château Blaignan Cru Bourgeois, Médoc; and Château Tour Bicheau, Graves. The wines and small plates will be $45. Call (502) 883-3153.