Texas de Brazil is partnering with The Fladgate Partnership and local chocolatiers in 22 cities to offer Port & Chocolate Tasting events to help raise additional funds for the American Red Cross. The 90-minute tasting classes, offered Oct. 17-26, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at each location. Class size is limited to 25 participants and $40 of the $45 ticket price will be donated to the nonprofit.
Guests will be greeted with a Croft Port of Manhattan before joining the seated class led by port ambassadors who guide participants through tasting and pairing notes on several port categories and share a brief history of port wine, a press release stated. Local chocolatiers will also share their tasting notes providing guests with a wealth of information and new experience. Guests will receive passed appetizers including garlic picanha, Brazilian sausage, and chicken wrapped in bacon from the Texas de Brazil grills.
Featured ports and pairings will include Fonseca BIN 27 Reserve Ruby Port with cheese; Taylor Fladgate Late Bottle Vintage Ruby Port with dark chocolate; Croft Reserve Tawny Port with dried fruits and nuts; and the Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny Port with milk chocolate.
Tuesday, Oct. 17: Orlando, Fla.
Wednesday, Oct. 18: Addison and San Antonio: Detroit; Huntsville, Ala.; Memphis, Tenn.; Richmond, Va.; Tampa, Fla.; and Yonkers, N.Y.
Thursday, Oct. 19: Chicago and Schaumburg, Ill.; Columbus, Ohio; Fairfax, Va.; Fort Worth; Miami; and Rochester, N.Y.
Wednesday, Oct. 25: Syracuse, N.Y.
Thursday, Oct. 26: Albany, N.Y.; Baton Rouge, La.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; and Westlake, Ohio
Locations and reservations are found on Eventbrite: https://texasdebrazil2014.eventbrite.com/.