August 2018 – Tomato & Vine at City Winery Nashville

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City Winery Nashville is excited to announce our August 2018 Tomato & Vine in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar! Executive Chef Donald Counts and Beverage Director Jenelle Engleson will be serving weekly specials made from locally harvested tomatoes and wine pairings from our winery here in downtown Music City!

August 1 – 7, 2018
Jam and Bread $10
Tomato Jam/ Arugula Pesto/ Ricotta/ Baguette
Pairing: ‘615’ Sauvignon Blanc $11
Lake County, California, ‘17

August 8 – 14, 2018
Fried Green Tomatoes $12
Local Green Tomatoes/Pimento Cheese/Bacon Jam/ Purple Cabbage Slaw dressed with Comeback Sauce
Pairing: River Pearl Roussanne $13
Mendocino, California, ‘17

August 15 – 21, 2018
Southern Tomato Panzanella $12
Jalapeno and Bacon Cornbread/ Local mixed Cherry Tomatoes/ Herbed Buttermilk Dressing/ Crispy Proscuitto/ Lost River Creamery White Cheddar
Pairing: Centennial Chardonnay $13
Sonoma Mountain, California, ‘17

August 22 – 28, 2018
Savory Tomato Galette $11
Local Tomatoes/Mozzarella/Herbs de Provance/ Balsamic reduction
Pairing: Grand Ole Grenache $13
Mendocino, California, ‘16

All month long during August 2018. Dine in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar to experience the wonder of Tomato & Vine! Click here to make a reservation with OpenTable.

Communicating with your Wedding Planner

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City Winery Nashville’s talented Private Events team is well experienced in hosting weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners & more. Below, Events Director Ryan Walters provides her advice for how to best communicate with your planning team during the exciting process! Enjoy.

Getting to know my wedding clients is the highlight of the planning process. Through all of my experience, I’ve learned there are two preferred forms of communication when working with a client. These tips will minimize confusion, increase familiarity with one another, and make the entire process a little easier on everyone.

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#1. E-Mail Communication

E-mail provides the opportunity to collect, organize, and supply large amounts of information at one time. Most importantly, having a running history of messages is extremely helpful for both sides. Because many of our potential couples, turned clients, are planning a destination wedding, housing all of the wedding details in digital written form allows everyone to have a reference point.

Pro Tip: Utilize copy and paste. Each party should select a consistent text color for responding. This little trick keeps a long e-mail thread organized, allowing multiple topics to be discussed at one time. For clients looking to execute the planning process from afar, this organization and color-coding can be very comforting.

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#2 In-Person Meetings 

The first meeting we love to host is scheduled after the initial booking. This meeting is used to discuss everything: menu, timeline, lighting, drape, color palate, table, outside vendors, ceremony, deadlines, etc. By having this meeting in person, the couple can visualize the space with our events team. We’re able to discuss logistical options, get a more clear understanding of the desired aesthetics, and break down budget priorities.

The second most important meeting is a menu tasting. Sometimes, this tasting includes bar selection, too. We love this meeting, and who can resist trying delicious food & drink?

Sometimes, there is one more meeting scheduled for 2-3 months before the big day, specifically once the guest list is finalized. This is the time for planners and couples to check-in with one another and look for loose ends. Then, our events team coordinates a meeting with your month-of wedding planner to ensure all responsibilities are to be properly managed between the two of us.

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We designed our planning process to eliminate the back-and-forth. This time-consuming process never needs to cause stress, and we want to pull every little detail together as quickly as possible. This efficient communication and organized planning process ultimately creates the perfect day for our client.

Click here to learn more information about our private events capabilities! Celebrate in urban luxury.

– Ryan Walters
Events Director | City Winery Nashville

Tennessee Brew Works Releases City Winery Beer Collaboration

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Tennessee Brew Works Releases City Winery Beer Collaboration
2018 Belgian Strong Ale Aged in City Winery Pinot Noir Barrels

NASHVILLE, TENN. – (July 12, 2018) – Tennessee Brew Works, the Nashville, Tennessee based brewer of the Southern Wit®, 1927® IPA, State Park Blonde, Extra Easy®, Basil Ryeman® and Walk the Lime® announces the release of the 2018 Limited Edition Belgian Strong Ale aged in City Winery 2015 Vintage Pinot Noir barrels. The newest release, 22oz wax-dipped bottles, will be available at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at the Tennessee Brew Works’ Taproom at 809 Ewing Ave, Nashville. Please limit 2 per customer.

Known for the culinary-minded craft beer creations, often sourcing from brewer and chef collaborations, Tennessee Brew Works has developed a reputation in beer, food and wine circles. The brewery is located in downtown Nashville, just a few doors down from City Winery’s onsite winery, restaurant and venue. Additionally, the Tennessee Brew Works taproom offers two of City Winery’s Nashville-inspired wines made at the downtown urban winery on their tap wall at all times.

The Belgian Strong Ale, aged in City Winery Pinot Noir Barrels has ABV: 8%, IBU: 30, and is a malt-forward Belgian Strong Ale with aromas and flavors of fig, plum, apricot and tart cherry, followed by a subtle dry oak finish. As the beer matures, beer and wine lovers will experience an evolution of wonderful stone fruit and red berry flavors.

“As the only working winery in downtown, Nashville, City Winery has the unique opportunity to collaborate with our friendly neighbors, like Tennessee Brew Works, through the art of winemaking. For a second year in a row, we’re proud to have partnered with our Pie Town friends for a delicious beer using our 2015 Music City Pinot Noir barrels. This specific wine was awarded 92 points & Gold Medal “Exceptional” Rating by Tastings.com and is incredibly aromatic with a strong violet and floral aroma. The subtle tannin structure offers delicious texture and a smooth finish with bursts of strawberry and blackberry. Once again, we’re proud to work with the talented brewmasters at Tennessee Brew Work,” said City Winery Nashville Local Winemaker Bill Anton

This beer will be available at the Tennessee Brew Works taproom, City Winery Nashville and limited outside retail locations.

About Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works was born from a love for craft beer. A local start-up which began over a home-brew session, they ultimately celebrated their first professional brew in August 2013. Tennessee Brew Works is 100% owned and operated by folks in Tennessee. They brew beers using only natural ingredients and flavors, and source them from local farmers whenever possible. Their motto: “We work hard to create high quality craft beer that makes Tennessee proud. Our culture places importance on family, friends, and community, and we hope you’ll be a part of it.” For more info visit www.tnbrew.com.

 

Dine in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar to try this delicious collaboration for yourself! Click here to make a reservation with OpenTable.

Bastille Day Brunch 2018: City Winery Nashville

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City Winery Nashville is excited to announce our Bastille Day Brunch on Saturday, July 14, 2018! This event has FREE admission in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar. Reservations recommended. Click here to make a reservation with OpenTable. We’ll be serving a specialty menu inspired by French cuisine with wine pairings from our Beverage Director Jenelle Engleson! Brunch is 10:30AM – 2PM. Regular brunch menu will also be offered.

Bastille Day Brunch will also feature the musical stylings of international touring artist Suzahn Fiering! As a guitarist, vocalist, composer & educator, the sounds of Suzahn Fiering will echo throughout our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar from 11AM – 1PM. If you’d like to hear her beautiful mixture of jazz, blues & gypsy-americana, make sure your reservation is booked during these special hours.

 

Specialty Food Menu

Quiche Lorraine
Swiss Cheese / Giffords Bacon with Spring Mix Salad / Balsamic Dressing… 12

Monte Cristo
Ham / Turkey / Swiss on Brioche, Battered and Fried / Red Currant Jelly / Powdered Sugar… 14

Specialty Beverage Menu

French 75… 10
Brokers Gin, Lemon, Sugar, Sparkling wine

Sidecar… 14
Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Cointreau, Lemon

Kir Royale… 12
Chambord, Sparkling wine

 

Dine in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar to experience the wonder of Bastille Day Brunch 2018! Click here to make a reservation with OpenTable.