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The Summer of Shiraz


In our most delightful daydreams, “Australian wine dinner” means just one thing: a cadre of booze-loving kangaroos donning aprons and cooking up a feast. But these boozaroos (or would that be kangabooze?) exist only in our rich imaginations, so we’re more than happy to make do with the Summer Wine Dinner Series at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis (100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton). Tonight at 7 p.m., the Ritz’s oenophilic adventure heads to Australia, and your tour guide is wine pro Gavin Speight. As the owner and marketing director of Old Bridge Cellars, Speight brings extraordinary Australian wines to the United States. Learn about the finest varietals available Down Under during a reception in the Ritz’s Wine Room. Then, enjoy a sumptuous multi-course dinner courtesy of the Grill at the Ritz-Carlton’s acclaimed chef; seven delightful Australian wines accompany your meal. Tickets for this evening of epicurean bliss are a quite-reasonable $65. Reserve your spot by calling 314-863-6300 or visiting Cheers!
Tue., July 24