Wine Talk with Alice Swift
Morels Wine Flight Program Launch
A couple months ago, I wrote the cover feature for Morels French Steakhouse and Bistro, introducing the inaugural wine flight program in partnership with Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada. On February 9th, 2016, I attended the launch party celebrating the inauguration of the program. Wine Director and Sommelier, Alexandre Brard selected the wines for the flight. Since the restaurant’s main focus is French cuisine and quality selection of steaks, the majority of wines poured are red wines. In fact, the Wine Flight Program offers 24 different red wines from around the world, poured from an Enomatic system.
The great thing about this program is the ability for guests to try wines which they may not wish to purchase an entire bottle or glass of. Some of the high end or prestigious wines include: Stag’s Leap Artemis, Tignanello, Penfolds Bin 407 and much more.
Here are some photos of the event, which was a huge success! Not only was there great food and great service, but a wonderful and welcoming atmosphere. Quite a few wines were poured from the wine flight program list, several of which I had the opportunity to try. Owner and Co-Founder of Market City Caffe Hospitality Group which owns Morels and other F&B venues Chipper Castron flew in for the evening, and took the time to chat with the many attendees of the launch.
The evening’s event was definitely a success, and I am confident that the one-of-a-kind Morels Wine Flight Program will be quite the hit! To recap the program, each guest is eligible to obtain a Wine Flight “passport” with 24 wines listed. For every glass purchased, you receive a stamp in your passport booklet. Once a guest purchases ten stamps, he/she will receive a complimentary glass of wine. As an added bonus, if the passport is stamped with all 24 stamps by the deadline of May 31st, guests are entered into a drawing to win a large format bottle of Bruno Paillard Champagne.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to take a flight around the world through glasses of wine… Hope to see you there!