Be Among the First to Taste Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook Label at Arrowhead Grill

Exclusive Dinner Expertly Pairs Coppola’s New Inglenook Label with Gourmet Dishes, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m.

Glendale, AZ, October 10, 2012 --( Francis Ford Coppola’s vision comes to fruition at Arrowhead Grill’s Inglenook Wine Dinner on Oct. 22.

It’s taken Francis Ford Coppola 40 years and great determination to achieve his grand vision of reuniting Inglenook’s original estate and vineyard under one owner, as he did in 2011. Now Coppola is working to return Inglenook to its former celebrity by merging it with his Rubicon brand and returning the label to its estate name, Inglenook.

Coppola has hired some of the most renowned and storied estate managers in the industry to bring his rich and respected wines to the world and has taken his vision a step further, hiring Philippe Bascaules, formerly of the famed Château Margaux in Bordeaux, to help him return the Inglenook brand to its 1940s glory years, when it was known as a Napa jewel.

Now, wine enthusiasts in Arizona can be among the first to experience Coppola’s success.

An expert pairing of five Inglenook wines, presented by Inglenook Estate’s Certified Master Sommelier Vincent Valverde, with gourmet dishes specially prepared by Chef Charles W. Schwerd of Arrowhead Grill will give Valley residents the chance to experience Inglenook wines the way they are meant to be savored.

The Inglenook Wine Dinner will take place at Arrowhead Grill on Monday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m.

“By starting with pairings like Rubicon’s flagship white wine Blanchaneaux 2010 served with Cypress Grove Chevre Fresh Figs and RC Reserve Syrah 2009, a wine known for its dark berry, chocolate and vanilla flavors, served with Alaskan Halibut Cheeks in a Morel Mushroom Parmesan, those who attend can’t help but be impressed,” Schwerd said.

The third course will pair the standout Zinfandel Edizione Pennino 2009 with Homemade Shepherd’s Pie Sausage with two mustards, followed by Inglenook’s Cask Cabernet 2008 and Fig-stuffed Quail with Hominy Succotash.

The coup-de-tat of the evening will be the final pairing of the vintner’s Rubicon Estate 2008, a vintage red with dark, ripe cherry and vanilla flavors and notes of floral and spice, served with Kobe New York Strip Steak and Truffle Smashed Potatoes.

“We’re pulling out all the stops and making this a night people can look back on with great pleasure and satisfaction,” said Schwerd.

The Inglenook wine and dinner will offer limited seating at 45 guests and requires reservations. The cost is $100 per person. Participant must be at least 21 years of age.

To RSVP for Arrowhead Grill’s Inglenook Wine Dinner, wine enthusiasts and interested novices can call (623) 566-2224. Tax and gratuity are not included.
Known as the west Valley’s best steakhouse, Arrowhead Grill is located at 8280 W. Union Hills Dr. (Loop 101 and Union Hills) in Glendale.

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Established in 2008 by renowned Valley chef Charles Wade Schwerd, Arrowhead Grill epitomizes Schwerd’s two decades of steakhouse experience, offering Valley residents a diverse menu of top quality steak and seafood items. Featuring all natural meats and fresh, mercury-free seafood selected especially for Arrowhead Grill’s host of menu items, the Glendale-based restaurant offers something for everyone in a setting that’s unpretentious yet sophisticated. For more information, please visit
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