Jay’s Italian dinner highlights Dayton’s best wine-tasting events

I’ve been a huge fan for several years of the wines from Tenuta delle Terre Nere in Sicily, and now you have a chance to try several of them, from a fantastic vintage, accompanied by some great food.

Check out the menu below for the special Italian dinner this Thursday night, April 27. All Terre Nere wines, and a multi-course meal prepared by local chef (and former Dayton cop) Mike Tenore, with an assist from, well, me. Call 937-222-2892 to make a reservation. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Jay’s, and the cost is $65 — and that INCLUDES tax and tip!

Terre Nere’s red wines are made from Nerello Mascalese grapes grown near the base of Mt. Etna, the active volcano on the island. And they are spectacular. Light in color, but don’t let that appearance fool you: these reds pack a punch of flavor and tannins. They could be the handsome bastard child of a Barolo-Burgundy tryst.

But that’s just ONE highlight on this consistently amazing wine-tastings list compiled adoringly by a Dayton-based wine listserv that allows us to share it with you. You’ll also want to check out the menu for the Dashe Cellars Wine Dinner with winemaker Anne Dashe at Carver’s on Wednesday night, Wednesday April 26.

Why not do two wine dinners in two nights? Life is short!

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Jay’s Kitchen Door 225 E. Sixth St. in Dayton’s Oregon Historic

District, RSVP Events (937) 222-2892

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 4-8 pm

2009 Henri Darnal Puligny Montrachet

2015 Ardente Ca ‘Del Sarto

2013 Antico Sigillo Primitivo

2005 De Siran Margaux

2012 Chateau D’Armalhac

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 1-6 pm

NV Jouy-Les-Reims Aubry

2014 Maison Roche De Bellene Sauvigny Les Beaune

2011 Travaglini Gattinara

2009 Confidences de Prieure-Lichine

Sicilian Wine Dinner featuring the estate of Tenuta Delle Terre Nere

Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 pm $65

Arancine (Sicilian risotto balls filled with Parmesan butter)

2015 Etna Bianco

Caponata (Sicilian eggplant stew served on crostini)

2015 Etna Rosso

Swordfish (sautéed vegetables, olive oil, capers, sun-dried


lemon zest, golden raisins)

2014 Etna Rosso Santo Spirito

Cioppino with Panelle (Italian seafood stew with chickpea “polenta” cake)

2014 Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana

Pork Loin Roast (citrus-marinated pork with lightly sautéed asparagus, aged

Parmigiano-Reggiano, cracked black pepper & lemon zest)

2014 Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo

Traditional Oilve Oil Cake (with olive oil from the Terre Nere estate on

Mt. Etna)

Arrow Wine & Spirits Far Hills – Kettering 2950 Far Hills Ave. 9372981456

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 11-5 pm Wine tasting

2015 Mirabello Pinot Grigio

2016 La Graviere White Bordeaus

2015 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Chardonnay

N.V. Tavernello Vino Rosso

2015 Straight Shooter Pinot Noir

2013 Gamble Napa Valley Red Blend

2015 Michel Chapoutier/Anne Pic Cotes Du Rhone

Beer Tasting 1-4 pm

Cider Boys Country Peach

Sweetwater Hash

Stone Day Slayer

Renegade Runaway

Perrin Gf Ipa

Dorothy Lane Markets (DLM)

Dorothy Lane Market Oakwood, The Mezzanine.

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 5-8 PM

2014 St. Innocent Freedom Hill Chardonnay

2016 Hecht and Bannier Rosé

2015 Straight Shooter Pinot Noir

2014 Ravines Cabernet Franc

2014 Feudo Principi di Butera Nero D’Avola

2012 Domaine de Crampilh Madiran

2014 Pierano 6 Clones Merlot

Oyster Happy Hour, Fridays, 4-7pm

Saturday, Apr 22, 2-6pm

2015 Caldaro Pinot Bianco

2016 Haut Bourg Grolleau Rosé

2013 St. Innocent Shea Pinot Noir

2014 14 Hands Kentucky Derby Limited Release

2012 Septima Gran Reserva Malbec

2012 Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac

Bonus Bottle

Beers on Tap

DLM Washington Square

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 5-8 pm

2015 Tranche “Pape Blanc” White Blend, Columbia Valley, WA

2015 La Caplana Gavi

2016 La Spinetta Il Rosé di Casanova

2014 Joel Gott Pinot Noir, California

Marietta Christo Lot 3 Red Blend, California

2015 Chateau Fortia Tradition Chateauneuf-du-Pape

And More

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 12-5 pm

Saint Roch Cotes du Roussillon Grenache Blanc-Roussanne

2015 Luna Beberide Godello, Bierzo, Spain

2016 Vignerons de Tavel “Acantalys” Rosé

2015 Straight Shooter Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

2015 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Cotes du Rhone

2015 Neyers Sage Canyon Red Blend, California

2012 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 4-7 pm Wine Down Wednesday

On Tap:

Dorothy Lane Springboro

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 3 - 7 pm

2016 Tranache Rose

2014 Domaine Laroche Chablis Saint Martin

2014 Clos Pegase Chardonnay

2015 Straight Shooter Pinot Noir

2013 When We Dance Chianti

2008 Chateau Belgrave Haut-Medoc Bordeaux

Bonus Bottle


Coronado Barrel Aged Stupid Stout

Innis and Gunn Rum Aged Ale

On Tap:

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 1-5 pm

2016 Bedrock Ode to Lulu Rose

2012 Bastianich Vespa Bianco

2014 Cambria Chardonnay

2011 Chapillon Cuvee-Paul Garnacha

2010 Cosimi Brunello di Montalcino

2012 Forward Kidd Napa Valley Red

2015 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon

Arrow Centerville 615 Lyons Rd Centerville (937) 433-6778

Thursday, April 20 5-8pm

2016 Borsao Rosé

2015 Kentia Albarino

2015 Honora Vera Garnacha

2014 Tres Picos Garnacha

2015 Tarima Monastrell

2013 Blue Gray Priorat

2014 Blau Montsant

2014 Juan Gil Jumilla Monastrell

2012 Romanico Tinta de Toro

2012 Muga Rioja Reserva

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 5pm to 7pm Beer Tasting

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 11-5 pm Wine Tasting

2012 Cederberg Bukettraube

2014 Hook & Ladder Chardonnay

2014 Ferraton Pere & Fils Crozes-Hermitages

2014 Sequum Napa Valley Zinfandel

2012 Sequum Mixt Red

2014 Sequum Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Urban Riesling

Tap List

Madtree - Passifire passionfruit gose

Madtree - Treesearch Exp. IPA

Zemore’s Wine Cellar & Bistro

4457 State Route 725 Bellbrook 8482161

Tues-Thur 4 - 8:30 pm and Friday and Saturday 4 - 10pm

Tue-Thu: 4:00PM-8:30PM

Featured Wines for April 20

2014 L’Ecole 41 Semillon/WA

2015 Legado del Moncayo Garnacha Blanca/Spain

2015 Louis Latour Grande Ardeche Chardonnay/France

J Bookwalter Red Blend/WA

2014 Longboard Merlot/CA

2014 Rivetti Nebbiolo​/Italy

Drop-in wine tasting: Thursday, 20 April featuring Cronic Cellars from


Featured Wines for April Apr 21-Apr 28

2015 Albert Bichot Aligote/France

2015 Gentil “Hugel” White Blend/France

2014 Dunham Cellars/Washington

2014 Vaglio Malbec/Argentina

2010 Bellarina Meritage/California

2015 Soucherie Cab Franc/France

Four Featured Draughts

Small plates available daily!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Vinaria Din Vale Feteasca Neagra - Moldova

Taraboste Cabernet - Moldova

Chateau Vartely, Individo Red blend - Moldova

Cricova Crisecco - Moldova

Albastrele Pinot Grigio - Moldova

Viña Doña Javiera Sauvignon Blanc - Chile

The Wine Gallery 5 West Monument Ave Dayton Ohio 45402 9372249463

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 Wine Tasting from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Deaf Monty’s Wine at Inn Port D’Vino

22 Brown Street in the Oregon District, 937-225-9463

Open 4-8pm Monday through Saturday

Enotria Barbera; Charles & Charles Red; Serena Sweet Red;Underwood Pinot

Noir; Gentleman’s Collection Red Blend; NxNW Rose; Gujot Prosecco;

Calling All Angels Chardonnay; Olianis Vermentino; Mutt Lynch Unleashed

Chardonnay; Kinsen Plum; Otima 10 Year Tawny Port

Rumbleseat Wine 5853 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, Ohio (937) 9389801

Tapiz Cabernet Sauvignon…

Gamble Family Heritage Red. …

Lodi Ave Zinfandel…

Colossal Red…

Eberle Cotes Du Robles…

Talley Chardonnay…

La Chasse White Blend…

Marques De Caceros Dry Rose…

Enza Prosecco…

obertson Sweet Red…..

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 - Beer Tasting

The Wine Cellar in Osaka, 2476 Commons Blvd, Beavercreek

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017, 2-6pm

2015 Sanz Sauvignon Blanc

2013 Canale Intimo Family Reserve Red Blend

2015 Benegas Juan Malbec

2011 Benagas Estate Malbec

2011 Benegas Lynch Malbec

Wednesday, Apr 26, 5-8pm


Kroger Austin Landing

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 4-8 pm Wine Happy Hour

Hanover Chardonnay

Clos Du Bois Alexander Valley Merlot

Seven Deadly Reds

Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon

Villa “M” Bianco

Hanover Cabernet Sauvignon

Zinks Meats and Fine Wines 409 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, (937) 435-4980

Thursday Night Wine Tastings 5-8 pm Live music and appetizers

April Wine Dinner Saturday April 22, 2017

Carver’s Steaks and Chops 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road (937) 433-7099

Wednesday April 26th 6:30PM $70

Dashe Cellars Wine Dinner with winemaker Anne Dashe

Il Follo Brut Prosecco

Dashe Dry Rose of Barbera, Clarksburg

Strawberry and Pomegranate Salad

Iceberg, Fresh Strawberries, Pomegranate

Creamy Strawberry Poppy Seed, Goat Cheese

Dashe Monarch Mine Vineyard Grenache Blanc

Dashe “Black Bart Cuvee” Chenin Blanc

Grilled Halibut, Mango and Avocado Salsa

Cilantro and Lemon Zest

Dashe Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel and

Dashe Mcfadden Farm Zinfandel

Roast & Marinated Quail

Herb Encrusted Quail in a Hoisin Sauce

Spring Vegetable Mix

Dashe Todd Brothers Ranch Zinfandel

Allen Brothers Corned Beef Brisket

Zinfandel Infused Barbecue Sauce

Crispy Onions and Homemade Slaw

Dashe Late Harvest Zinfandel

Luxardo Cherry Dark Chocolate Lava Cake

Palermo’s Restaurant 2667 S. Dixie Drive

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 11 a.m. to 11 p.m

Tenuta Roveglia Lugana Limne (100% Trebiano) - Italy

Suvla Karasakis (100% Karasakiz) - Turkey

Vinaria Din Vale, Feteasca Neagra - Moldova

Chateau Vartely, Individo(42% Rara Neagra, 30% Malbec, 28% Syrah) - Moldova

Albanian Food


Salate e bordh


Spinach Burek

Beef Burek

Blue Note Bistro & Lounge (937) 247-3000 –

23 E. Central Ave. Miamisburg RSVP for each event.

APRIL 20 6:30 $35 - FRENCH WINE TASTING A taste trip around France

includes 7 wines and a light dinner.

APRIL 26 6:30 $45 - BOURBON TASTING with Joe Head. “Blind” tasting

includes 5 bourbons and a light southern plate.

Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill 8268 N Main St 937.890.0300

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 3-6 pm

(A Chilean Tasting)

Sierra Batuco Chardonnay

Sierra Batuco Pinot Noir Reserva

Tricky Rabbit Pinot Noir/Syrah

Sierra Batuco Malbec Reserva

Mon Ami Haut Sauterne

Gemma di Luna Moscato

A.R. “Caught Red-Handed” Red Blend

Vinoklet “Sweet Jackie” Blackberry

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 5-8pm

The White Knight Pinot Grigio

Acrobat Pinot Noir Rose’

Bouchard Rouge

Angry Bunch Zinfandel Mendocino

Mercer Sharp Sisters Red Blend

Daon Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Allegro Moscato

Saracco Moscato

Robertson Rose’

Dr. Pauli Dornfelder

Thursday, April 27th 6-9pm Cigar Event

with Gurkha Cigars

Jungle Jim’s 1.513.674.6000

For wine event information, call 513 674-6000, wait for the voice

prompt, press 1, then press 6165 for assistance.

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