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Torre di Luna Pinot Grigio, falafel, and chips and guac at the movies — yes, at the movies!

From the “only in Texas” department…

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How cool would it be if you could go to the movies and instead of eating insipid hot dogs and gooey artificial butter on your popcorn you could order from a complete bar menu that included grilled chicken and steak sandwiches, burgers, and salads? And wouldn’t it be even cooler if you COULD ORDER A GLASS OF WINE at the movies? Think you’re dreaming? Well, DREAM ON because in AUSTIN the ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE cinema serves awesome food paired with a GREAT wine list — AT THE MOVIES!

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Mosaic Wine Group went to the movies the other day and we enjoyed a glass of Torre di Luna Pinot Grigio with our excellent falafel and chips, guac, and queso (the classic Tex Mex cheese dip). The dimly lit photo above was snapped during the fun “vintage” trailers, cartoons, and music videos they show before the main attraction.

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Here’s how the folks at Alamo Drafthouse explain this unique restaurant:

    The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is Austin’s only independently owned and operated movie theater. We serve a full menu of dinner and drinks to your seat while you watch the movie. The theater is laid out like a traditional movie theater, except every other row of seats has been replaced with a long narrow table for your food and drinks. Those who have never been to the Alamo may worry about disruptions during the movie, but we have devised an ordering system that minimizes interaction during the film, allowing you to order, eat and enjoy the movie with minimal distraction. We recommend arriving early; seating begins 45 minutes before the show and there is always pre-movie entertainment on the screen while you wait for the movie. We have waiters that serve you at your seat; orders before the movie begins are taken in the traditional way. Once the movie starts if you need anything at all, there is paper and pencils at the table, write down what you need on the paper, stand the paper up on the card holder attached to the table. This acts as a flag, your waiter will only come by if he sees the card, otherwise he will stay out of your way so you can enjoy the film.

Mosaic Wine Group watched Xmen Origins: Wolverine, with one of our favorite actors, the hunky Hugh Jackman, who paired very well with our Pinot Grigio by Torre di Luna. ROCK ON ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE!

The stars came out for Taste of 6ixth

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Above, from left: Tim and Karrie League, owners of the Alamo Draft House, with Tim’s father Pete and Caitlin Stevens, programmer for the Alamo Draft House.

taste_of_sixthMosaic Wine Group participated in Taste of 6ixth last night in support of the preservation and enhancement of the historic 6th Street District in Downtown Austin, Texas. This wine & food event was well attended by some of the best & brightest from the Austin restaurant, entertainment and political arenas, who came out in support of this important non-profit organization. Among the sponsors for this event were Alamo Drafthouse, Parkside Austin, Iron Cactus, BD Riley’s, El Sol y La Luna, Mosaic Wine Group and Forty Creek Whiskey. Attendees included many from the Austin political scene, including Austin Mayoral candidate Brewster McCracken, City Manager Marc Ott, City Manager Chief-of-Staff Anthony Snipes and City Councilman Sheryl Cole.

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Above, from left: Anthony Snipes (Chief of Staff, City Manager’s Office), Marc Ott (City Manager), and Sheryl Cole (Cole Law Firm and Austin City Council Member).

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Above: Mayor Pro Tem of the Austin City Council and a candidate for mayor Brewster McCracken and his lovely wife Sarah joined in on the festivities. Sarah is the Programs Manager for the LBJ Foundation.

Hosted in the beautiful and spacious Parkside Austin Restaurant by Chef/Owner Shawn Cirkiel, the 5-course dinner featured menus created by each of the sponsoring restaurants, paired with wines from the Mosaic Wine Group portfolio. Leading the presentation from 6ixth Street Austin were Executive Director Josh Allen and Tim League from Alamo Drafthouse. 

Entertainment was provided by the lovely and talented Gina Chavez and her band. 

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Above: Alamo Drafthouse “Ringleader” Mike Sherrill takes time out to pose with Argiano NC, a Super Tuscan blend of Bordeaux grape varieties from Montalcino, where Brunello di Montalcino is also made.

The diverse menu included a 1st Course of Shepherd’s Pie from BD Riley’s, creatively paired with our 2007 Pederzana Lambrusco Grasparossa from Emilia Romagna.

2nd Course was a Chicken Posole Soup from El Sol y La Luna, which matched wonderfully with the 2008 Groom Sauvignon Blanc from Adelaide Hills, in Australia.

3rd Course from Parkside Austin was Grilled Salmon Belly with fennel-almond soup and artichokes — perfectly coupled with our 2007 Laetitia Estate Chardonnay.

4th Course was Sirloin Medallions with a 40 Creek Whiskey Sauce, highlighted by the 2006 Argiano ‘NC’ Non-Confunditur, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot & Syrah.

Capping off the evening was a dessert course of dueling white & dark chocolate cannoli from Alamo Drafthouse that was a home run with the 2007 Marenco Moscato d’Asti.

It was a great evening of food, wine and music for a great cause! For more information on this organization and their cause, go to www.6ixth.com.

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Above: the delightful Gina Chavez serenaded the crowd with her homegrown Austinite sounds.

May 4: Mosaic pairs with Alamo Drafthouse on Sixth Street for a good cause

For additional information, please contact info@6thstreetaustin.com.

Taste of Sixth
7:00 p.m., Monday, May 4
Sixth Street, Austin, Texas

Sixth Street is the most iconic district of Austin. Known as the nightlife center of the city as well as the hotbed of the Austin’s live music scene, Sixth Street is also home to some of the city’s best restaurants.

Enjoy passed appetizers, a five-course meal and matching wine flights from the following 6th Street restaurants:

B.D. Riley’s
El Sol y La Luna
Alamo Drafthouse
Parkside
Iron Cactus

All wine pairings are selected by Mosaic Wine Group.

Additional menu details will be posted to this page closer to the event.

All proceeds benefit 6ixth Street Austin’s clean and safe initiatives. A non-profit association, 6ixth Street Austin’s mission is to make the E. Sixth Street National Register Historic District a source of pride to the Austin community by:
•Advocating for the preservation and enhancement of the district’s unique historic character.
•Creating a vibrant mixed-use district, which locals and visitors alike will use its diverse offerings.
•Making E. Sixth Street an important economic and cultural asset to the community for today and future generations.

Cocktail reception and appetizers begin at 7:30 PM, dinner begins at 8:15 PM.

For additional information, please contact info@6thstreetaustin.com.

Kid Policy: 18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.