An exclusive wine dinner with European wine specialist Raffaele Benassi
The Courtyard at Pescado in Rosemary Beach will be hosting an exclusive wine dinner with European wine specialist Raffaele Benassi and BreakThru Beverage Group on April 14, 2022 at 6:30 PM. Guests will be greeted with a welcome wine and then indulge in four courses, each perfectly paired with wines from Rhone Valley. Tickets are $155.00 plus 7% tax and 22% gratuity. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space.
About Pescado: The Courtyard at Pescado, a garden courtyard and lounge, offers small bites, craft cocktails and an extensive wine list. It is located under Pescado • Seafood Grill and Rooftop Bar in Rosemary Beach which overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and provides extraordinary service and cuisine. Pescado’s subtle coastal colors, clean lines, and soft lighting provide a space that invites and complements the elements and scenery of the Emerald Coast. Pescado offers an eclectic menu by Chef Ken Duenas. An extensive wine list is heavy on both new world and old world high-end wines. Pescado also boasts craft cocktails with the finest spirits. Guests love to sip and enjoy the spectacular view of Rosemary Beach rooftop architecture and the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico while dining. Pescado and The Courtyard at Pescado are part of Last Call Restaurant Group that also owns Shades Bar and Grill and Shaka Sushi and Noodle Bar.
About Rhone Wines: The Rhone Valley is a large, viticultural region that is continually gaining in popularity. In fact, it’s the second biggest appellation in France. Only Bordeaux has more vineyards. There are more than 71,000 hectares of vines planted in the Rhone Valley today. In total, there are more than 30 different AOC appellations in the Rhone Valley today. In addition, there are 27,500 hectares planted in Provence. When added all together, the annual production of wine from the Rhone Valley is more than 400 million bottles of wine per year! There are now more than 23 different appellations in the Southern Rhone and there are 8 appellations in the Northern Rhone Valley.
Traveling north to south, the Northern Rhone begins about 30 kilometers below Lyon in Ampuis and ends in Valance, which is a little more than 90 kilometers south. Châteauneuf du Pape is about 90 kilometers below Valence. The Southern Rhone is a much larger area than what you find in the Northern Rhone. To illustrate that point, close to 95% of all wines in the Rhone come from the Southern Rhone! The title to the largest appellation in the Rhone Valley belongs to the Cotes du Rhone.