Category Archives: Mosaic Supporters

Nobody does it better: steak and Barbaresco at Steiner Ranch


Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
5424 Steiner Ranch Blvd
Austin TX 78732-2465

If ever a picture were worth a thousand words, it would have to be this image of the signature dish at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (Austin): Bobby’s Bone-In Filet paired with Produttori del Barbaresco 2005 Barbaresco. Steiner Ranch Steakhouse features a number of Mosaic Wine Group productions including Produttori del Barbaresco, Damilano Barolo, and the award-winning Carneros Chardonnay by Neyers Vineyards.


The best espresso in Texas?


Chef Andrew Weissman of Il Sogno in San Antonio — slated to open tomorrow, see details below — may make one of the meanest espressos this side of the Mason-Dixon Line but the title of “Best Espresso in Texas” is still held by Austin’s Jeff Courington (above), owner Vino Vino, where the Mosaic Wine Group staff can found on many long hot summer afternoons, sipping the java and enjoying the FREE and super-fast wi-fi. Most folks think of Vino Vino for the best natural wine list in Texas but we go there for the espresso, too. Check it out:

Vino Vino
4119 Guadalupe St
Austin TX 78751-4222

There is still no phone number listed for Il Sogno in San Antonio, slated to open tomorrow, but here’s what we know:

Il Sogno (Chef Andrew Weissman)
Pearl Brewery
300 E Grayson St
San Antonio TX 78215
no phone number listed

Il Sogno and Vino Vino both feature the wines of Vias Imports.

Pizza and Pizza Wines in San Antonio, featuring the wines of Vias Imports

Pizza and Pizza Wines
Taste four pizzas and pair with 4 different wines
Featuring the wines of Vias Imports
6:30 p.m., Monday, July 27
$45 per person (tax and tip included)

To reserve, please send an email by clicking here or by calling (210) 561-9700.

Chef and owner Joe Buonincontri, Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, prepares 4 pizzas and Mosaic’s Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. discusses the intricacies and delicacies of pairing pizza and southern Italian wines.

Luce Ristorante e Enoteca
11255 Huebner Rd # 200
San Antonio, TX 78230-1685
(210) 561-9700

NEWS FLASH: Block 7 officially open in Houston

Block 7 Wine Company is now officially open in Houston. Check it out here

Houston, is that a pin dropping?

Neyers Wine Dinner at Bailey’s American Grille in Seabrook, TX

baileysDan Redman of Mosaic Wine Group will host an evening of fine wine and great food at Bailey’s American Grille, in Seabrook, Texas on Thursday, July 30, 2009 – presenting the portfolio of wines from Bruce & Barbara Neyers of Neyers Vineyards.

Click image, left, to download printable flier.

Brad & Julie Bailey of Bailey’s American Grille have been huge supporters of the Mosaic Wine Group portfolio, and they put on an incredible wine dinner. Come out and see for yourself!

Bailey’s American Grille
2320 NASA Parkway
Seabrook, TX 77586
(281) 291-9100

Cost is $85 per person and seating is limited. Call for reservations.

I hope that you’ll join me for an incredible evening in support of the fine wines of Neyers Vineyards and Mosaic Wine Group.


Taste 5 wines for $25 at Luce in San Antonio on Friday


Above: Mosaic Wine Group’s Jeremy Parzen (left) with winemaker Paolo Cantele during Paolo’s recent visit to Texas. Participants in Friday’s guided tasting and seminar will taste Paolo’s Primitivo (Zinfandel) from Puglia, made from grapes grown on the heel of Italy’s boot. (Photo by Italian Wine Guy.)

Taste 5 Italian Wines


Italian Wine Seminar and Guided Tasting featuring the wines of Vias Imports

Luce Ristorante e Enoteca
11255 Huebner Rd # 200
San Antonio, TX 78230-1685
Friday, July 17
5:30 p.m.
$25 per person
(tax and tip included)

To reserve, please send an email by clicking here or by calling (210) 561-9700.

Mosaic Wine Group’s Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D will lead participants in a guided tasting of five Italian wines.

Participants will taste and discuss the following wines:

Tenuta Luisa Pinot Grigio (Friuli)
Cantele Primitivo (Puglia)
Cataldi Madonna Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Abruzzo)
Castello di Melete Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Camigliano Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany)

Restaurant Ava inaugural wine dinner with Mosaic Wine Group

Mosaic Wine Group recently had the opportunity to spend a wonderful evening of great food and wine in Rockwall, Texas, hosting the first wine dinner at Restaurant Ava. The spectacular six-course dinner was paired with a selection of wines from the Mosaic Wine Group portfolio and was a fantastic way to launch their wine dinner program. Chef / Owners Randall Copeland and Nathan Tate pulled out all the stops for this menu and the crowd was delighted with the seamless stream of food and wine

Greeting guests was a trio of hors d’oeuvres, including a White Gazpacho Soup, Jonah’s Crab Salad and Chicken Confit with Shiitake Mushrooms on Toast Points paired with the 2007 Bisol Crede Prosecco.

First Course was a ‘Fig Duet’, which included a Turkish Fig Tart with Paula’s Goat Cheese and Golden Celeste Figs drizzled with fresh orange blossom honey. This was paired with the 2007 Abbazia di Novacella Kerner, from this historic producer in Alto-Adige, founded in the year 1142.fig duet

Second course was an absolutely brilliant butter-poached lobster with taragon, lemon verbena and a house-made sweet corn tortelloni. This creamy-textured dish was paired with the well-structured 2007 Chateau Graville-Lacoste, a White Bordeaux from Graves.

butter poached lobster 2 Moving on, the next course was one of the crowd favorites of the night – a wood grilled pork loin with potato-leek perogi, mustard greens and a whole grain mustard jus, which paired incredibly well with the 2007 Laetitia Estate Pinot Noir from Arroyo Grande Valley in the Central Coast of California.

The fantastic menu pairings continued with a smoky Meyer ribeye pave and fresh basil, kalamata olives and local tomatoes, which was an incredible compliment to the 2007 Aglianico from Terredora di Paolo in Campania.meyer robeye pave

After an intermezzo of fresh local peach sorbet, the night was capped off with a delightful dessert to remember – (friend of the family) Eileen’s Carrot Cake served with a carrot-reduction and cream cheese ice cream, paired with a Muscat Beaumes de Venise from producer Domaine du Durban in the Southern Rhone Valley of France.

It was certainly an evening to remember for those able to attend. Rockwall is just a short drive from downtown Dallas, and you should check this restaurant out as soon as possible. Their philosophy of utilizing local farmers, the freshest produce and meats available and (of course) supporting the portfolio of Mosaic Wine Group make this a restaurant destined for long-term success!

Congratulations to Restaurant Ava and their incredible staff for hosting such a wonderful wine dinner event.chad butler table

108 South Goliad
Rockwall TX 75087

dan with nathan and randall