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Modified: April 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm •  Published: April 17, 2013


Winemaker is guest of honor at Metro

The Metro Wine Bar and Bistro, will host a winemaker dinner with Aaron Pott at 7 p.m. Thursday, featuring a four-course dinner and pours from Food & Wine magazine's Winemaker Of The Year 2012.

Pott is the acclaimed winemaker for Blackbird Vineyards and was the first American to be named master winemaker at a Grand Cru Classe winery in Bordeaux (Chateau LaTour Figeac) and a Premier Grand Cru Classe winery, Chateau Troplong Mondot.

Pott is now a partner at Blackbird Vineyards and consults on many other high quality wineries, including Krupp Brothers Estate/Stagecoach Vineyard, Quintessa, Quixote & Martin Estate and his own Chester's Anvil and Pott Wines.

The Metro will pour his Blackbird “Arriviste” Rose 2012, Chester's Anvil White, Stagecoach 2010, Blackbird “Arise” Red Wine 2010, Blackbird “Paramour” Red Wine 2010, and a special treat from his own label, Pott Wine “The Oligarch” 2009.

Cost for the four-course dinner plus wines is $100 plus tax and gratuity. Call the Metro for reservations at 840-9463.

Tasting Room to offer special dinner

The Tasting Room, 4322 N Western Ave., welcomes you to the World of Compass Box with a special dinner at 7 p.m. Friday.

Chef Matthew Johnson will prepare a special five-course dinner paired with Compass Box. Cost is $80 per guest plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 604-3015.

Barbecue judging class planned at OSU

— The Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center on the Oklahoma State University campus is hosting a class on how to judge barbecued meats from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 on the second floor.

In addition to gaining valuable judging experience and improving their taste-testing skills, participants will receive a certified judging manual and earn a judging badge, said Chuck Willoughby, manager of business and marketing relations.

Ed Roith of the Kansas City Barbeque Society will teach the Certified Barbecue Judging Class. The society is the world's largest barbecue and grilling association sanctioning 150 contests across the United States each year, according to the group.

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