Savor Dallas 2009 is this weekend & benefiting 3 local charities

Primary TowerSavor Dallas is an annual event started 5 years ago by co-founders Vicki Briley-White and Jim White. For over 9 years White was the Executive Producer and Host of The KRLD Restaurant Show. He also co-founded KRLD Restaurant Week which raises $300,000/year for programs benefiting the North Texas National Food Bank.  Since Savor Dallas started in 2004, each year seems to have a unique memory behind it. The weather is expected to be pleasant and dry this year, and so is the wine.

What struck me to post about this event (all wine aside) is Savor Dallas donates a portion of net proceeds to three local charities: North Texas Food Bank, The Education and Scholarship Fund for the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association, and The Arts Magnet Building Campaign for Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

I listed Friday's special tasting event and the 3 wine tasting seminars on Saturday. Savor Dallas has other (*ah'hem* more expensive) packages available on their site. Tickets can be purchased at this address: or by calling 1-866-277-7920.

Special Friday Tasting Pass on Friday, March 26th - $50 INCLUDES:

  • Arts District Wine Stroll 5-7 p.m.
  • Dallas Museum of Art in Seventeen Seventeen Restaurant
  • Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
  • Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Victory Park Wine and Food Celebration 7:30 - 9:30
  • AT&T Plaza
  • Featuring wine, spirits, food from Victory Park Restaurants, music, art and fun!
  • AFI DALLAS International Film Festival** 9:30 - 11:30
  • AT&T PLAZA (following the wine tasting)
  • BluRay screening of Martin Scorsese's "Shine A Light" starring the legendary Rolling Stones. On the giant Victory Park screens.

**This is a FREE screening.  Chairs will be available to rent, or bring a blanket. Concessions (water, wine and sandwiches) will be available for sale. Please no coolers or glass containers.

Tasting Seminar 1 - "Tasting Panel with the winemakers of Savor Dallas and other wine experts."

  • Saturday, March 7th, 2009 beginning at 11:00am at the Bordeaux Ballroom (Westin City Center).
  • Price: $40

Tasting Seminar 2 - "90 point PLUS wines of great value"

  • Saturday, March 7th, 2009 beginning at 1:30am at the Bordeaux Ballroom (Westin City Center).
  • Price: $40

Tasting Seminar 3 - "Leading the future of Port: the new world of the old world"

  • Saturday, March 7th, 2009 beginning at 1:30am at the Bordeaux Ballroom (Westin City Center).
  • Price: $40

Tasting Seminar Package - Enjoy all three great tasting seminars on Saturday for a special package price.

  • Price: $95 ($120 value)

Photo credit: Primary Tower by Jeffffd

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