Enjoy our authentic Brazilian steakhouse experience with wines selected to compliment.

Wine Tips & Etiquette

 

Welcome to ProWineGuide.com!

Take a tip from a pro: “Location, Location, Location” is the secret to finding the best bottle of wine for your budget. Throughout my 30+ years in the wine distribution industry, I have found labels that tie wines as closely as possible to their grape source to be the best indicator of quality vs. price. This closely parallels the concepts of farm-to-table sourcing of foods as a measure of quality. Working within your budget, check off at least 2 of these 3 items from the bottle label:
1) Region/Appellation (Ex: Napa Valley, Sonoma County or Texas High Plains),
2) Sub-appellation (Ex: Stags Leap, Alexander Valley or Terry County),
3) Estate or Chateau bottled and/or named vineyard.
You will often see unfamiliar wineries on wine lists. Fear not! These small production boutique wineries represent some of the best examples of their varietals. Having tasted wine from countries, regions, appellations, sub-appellations, estates and vineyards across the globe, I follow these very same guidelines myself when selecting a bottle.
And while you’re searching for that Goldilocks bottle to match your entree selection, think about beginning your dining event with a bottle of sparkling wine or Champagne. Bubbles pair with everything!
I believe that there’s a taste of time, place and passion in every bottle. Welcome to this timeless journey!
Dale Blankenship<
Founder, ProWineGuide.com and Umami.Life

Restaurant Wine Rituals

The ritual of tasting wine from a bottle that you’ve ordered in a restaurant can be intimidating, so here’s a quick guide. Not just for show, it also helps you determine if a bottle is acceptable or tainted. Wines with traditional cork closures may occasionally exhibit the chemical compound TCA. These days, cork-tainted wines account for 4% or less of the wines to hit the market. A winemaker may opt to use a Stelvin closure (screw cap) instead of cork. The type of closure does not reflect upon the quality of the wine, only the preference of the winemaker.

Step by step, here’s the cheat sheet on the ritual:


1. Presentation of the Bottle

2. Removal and Inspection of the Cork

3. Pour, Swirl, Sniff and Sip

4. Serving the Table

Experience the Magic
of Food & Wine Chemistry
Selecting Wines that Best Suit
Your Tastes and Budget

Explore Food & Wine Pairings Explore Wine Categories
  • Champagne/Sparkling

    Anna de Cordoniu Blanc de Blancs

    Spain Champagne/Sparkling / Vintage

    Fine bubbles accent citrusy and tropical fruit notes along with more complex ageing aromas of toasty brioche. On the palate, it is creamy, wide and long lasting.

    $9

    Glass

    $31

    Bottle

    Astoria Lounge Sparkling Moscato (187 ml)

    Italy, Veneto Champagne/Sparkling / Vintage

    Fine perlage with thick and persistent bubbles. Hints of peach, sage and thyme. Deeply aromatic, delicately sweet and balanced.

    $--

    Glass

    $12

    Bottle

    Astoria Lounge Sparkling Moscato

    Italy, Veneto Champagne/Sparkling / Vintage

    Fine perlage with thick and persistent bubbles. Hints of peach, sage and thyme. Deeply aromatic, delicately sweet and balanced.

    $--

    Glass

    $39

    Bottle

    Schramsberg Blanc De Noirs

    CA, North Coast Champagne/Sparkling / Vintage

    Aromas of pear, peach, apricot and caramel, which layer with fragrances of fresh baked bread. Lush flavors coat the palate with candied grapefruit, lemongrass, marzipan and a hint of orange zest with a clean, lingering finish.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $69

    Bottle

    Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut NV

    France, Champagne Champagne/Sparkling / Vintage

    Distinguished by its’ bright fruitiness, seductive palate and elegant maturity. An elegant color of golden straw yellow with green highlights.

    $--

    Glass

    $99

    Bottle
  • Crisp Dry White & Rosé

    Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio (Half BTL)

    Italy, Alto Adige Rosé/Dry White / Vintage

    Straw yellow color, clean intense aromas of delicate fruit and floral notes. Dry golden apple on the palate.

    $--

    Glass

    $28

    Bottle

    Barone Fini Pinot Grigio

    Italy, Valdadige Rosé/Dry White / Vintage

    Crisp and clean, focused on the palate, with subtle fruit flavors, balanced acidity and a lingering finish.

    $9

    Glass

    $34

    Bottle

    Santa Margherita Pinto Grigio

    Italy, Valdadige Rosé/Dry White / Vintage

    An intense nose that marries the classic pear and apple-like fragrances with elegant hints of florality and citrus.

    $--

    Glass

    $49

    Bottle

    Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc

    Chile, Valle de Rapel Rosé/Dry White / Vintage

    Expressive aromas of fresh herbs and cucumber, white fruit such as pears along with floral notes. Fresh and balanced mid palate with good volume and a long lasting finish.

    $9

    Glass

    $33

    Bottle

    Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc

    CA, Napa Valley Rosé/Dry White / Vintage

    Delicate fruit flavors with a crisp, bright minerality that calls to mind a first summer rain.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $39

    Bottle

    Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé

    France, Provence Rosé/Dry White / Vintage

    Subtle hints of peach, rose petal, watermelon, and tropical fruit. Dry, round and full of finesse with notes of fresh berries.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $34

    Bottle
  • Medium to Full-Body Rich White

    Avalon CHARD Chardonnay

    California Rich White / Vintage

    Aromas of Golden Delicious apples, orange blossom and guava with hints of vanilla and baking spices. A crisp and refreshing finish on the palate.

    $8.50

    Glass

    $32

    Bottle

    Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s RSV Chardonnay

    California Rich White / Vintage

    Tropical flavors of pineapple, mango and papaya with citrus notes mingle with aromas of vanilla and honey. Hints of toasted oak and butter from fermentation in French and American oak barrels and sur lie aging for velvety texture and creamy flavor.

    $--

    Glass

    $39

    Bottle

    Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnnay

    CA, Monterey Cty, Santa Lucia Rich White / Vintage

    This unoaked wine captures the mineral essence that is reminiscent of the classic Chablis style with the elements found in Chardonnays from the Pacific Coastline.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $47

    Bottle

    Stag’s Leap Cellars Karia Chardonnay

    CA, Napa Valley Rich White / Vintage

    Fragrant aromas of white peach, pear, and honeysuckle with light tropical fruit and cream soda notes. Medium bodied, lovely texture and delicate ripe fruit notes with hints of minerality and lemon zest on the finish.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $64

    Bottle

    Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay

    CA, Napa Valley Rich White / Vintage

    Rich, yet elegant and complex wine. Fresh and lively on the palate, with rich citrus, apple, melon and tropical fruit flavors, it culminates in a long finish featuring pleasing mineral and spice tones.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $72

    Bottle
  • Aromatic Sweet & Semi-Sweet

    Beringer White Zinfandel

    American Sweet White / Vintage

    Dry to sweet, pink-colored rosé with notes of ripe berries.

    $6.50

    Glass

    $28

    Bottle

    SkyFall Vyd Riesling

    WA, Columbia Valley Sweet White / Vintage

    Aromas of nectarine, white peach and honey. Flavors of stone fruit blossoms, lemongrass and tangerine with balanced sweetness and elegant acidity.

    $8.50

    Glass

    $32

    Bottle

    Umberto Fiore Moscato d’Asti

    Italy, Piedmont Sweet White / Vintage

    Perfume of fresh vine flowers, peach and tropical fruits. Gently sweet with vibrant fruit flavors that envelop the palate, underscored by a refreshing acidity.

    $8.50

    Glass

    $32

    Bottle

    Conundrum White Blend

    California Sweet White / Vintage

    Subtle sweetness on the palate balanced by natural acidity and pop of freshness. Flavors of peach, apple and citrus are layered with with a touch of oak. Finish is long with hints of each varietal. Blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli and Viognier.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $45

    Bottle

    Santo Stefano Lambrusco

    Italy, Reggiano Lambrusco Sweet White / Vintage

    Medium bodied with fine effevescence. Intense ruby color accentuates natural characteristics of black cherry and red plum on the palate.

    $9

    Glass

    $34

    Bottle
  • Fruity, Light-Body Red

    La Crema Pinot Noir (Half BTL)

    CA, Sonoma Coast Light Red / Vintage

    Wild strawberry, red plum, rose petals and baking spice aromas. Bing cherry, cola, cranberry and black tea ­flavors. Hints of mocha, supple tannins and balanced acidity.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $27

    Bottle

    Trinity Oaks Pinot Noir

    California Light Red / Vintage

    Good medium weighted palate with strong varietal berry and cherry fruit, violets and toasty oak flavors.

    $8.50

    Glass

    $32

    Bottle

    Complicated Pinot Noir

    CA, Sonoma Coast Light Red / Vintage

    Lively nose of red cherries, strawberries, raspberries, plum, and subtle toasty oak. Crushed raspberries and ripe red cherry unfold on the palate. Lingering finish of fruit and acid with lightly toasted oak and subtle earthy notes.

    $--

    Glass

    $37

    Bottle

    La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

    CA, Sonoma Coast Light Red / Vintage

    Wild strawberry, red plum, rose petals and baking spice aromas. Bing cherry, cola, cranberry and black tea ­flavors. Lingering hints of mocha are cradled by supple tannins and balanced acidity.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $48

    Bottle

    Meiomi Pinot Noir

    California Light Red / Vintage

    Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, juicy strawberry, and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate.

    $--

    Glass

    $49

    Bottle

    Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir

    CA, Santa Maria Valley, Clark & Telephone Vyd Light Red / Vintage

    The color is a deep scarlet-red with lush aromas of blackberry bramble, nutmeg, and hint of caramel. The wine is fresh and exuberant in the mouth with sumptuous strawberry jam, ripe black cherry, cranberry and warm gingerbread.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $89

    Bottle
  • Supple, Medium-Body Red

    Marqués de Riscal Rioja RSVA

    Spain, Rioja Medium Red / Vintage

    Spicy, balsamic aromas of great complexity, with notes of ripe dark berries and light toasted nuances. Structured palate and rounded, elegant tannins. Long and fresh finish with a slight reminder of fine oak.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $48

    Bottle

    Ryder Estate Merlot

    CA, Central Coast Medium Red / Vintage

    Pure red fruit aromas with vibrant flavors of black cherry and raspberry and a soft-on-the palate feel.

    $9

    Glass

    $34

    Bottle

    Clos du Bois Merlot (Half BTL)

    CA, North Coast Medium Red / Vintage

    Deep ruby in color. Aromas of black cherry, fennel and brown spice. The wine has a rich texture with concentrated blackberry fruit and notes of mocha.

    $--

    Glass

    $21

    Bottle

    Franciscan Estate Merlot

    CA, Napa Valley Medium Red / Vintage

    Hints of licorice, vanilla, blackberry, and tobacco envelop the fruit. Smooth and full bodied with a core of dark cherry fruit and layers of anise, spice, and cocoa.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $49

    Bottle

    Emmolo Merlot

    CA, Napa Valley Medium Red / Vintage

    An open of lush scents of baking chocolate and fig, dried stone fruit, Christmas spice and wisps of Mesquite smoke. The palate is rich and supple finishing with earthy and smoky notes rounded out with tannins that are leathery and smooth.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $79

    Bottle

    Grgich Hills Estate Merlot

    CA, Napa Valley Medium Red / Vintage

    Bright flavors of strawberries, cherries, licorice and a hint of coffee in a velvety texture. A Cabernet lover’s Merlot with firm tannins and vibrant acidity.

    $--

    Glass

    $97

    Bottle

    Shafer Vyds Merlot

    CA, Napa Valley Medium Red / Vintage

    Abundant aromas and flavors of fresh summer berries, dark plums, fresh herbs, and flowers all presented with bright energy, surrounded by seamlessly texturred tannins that will age attractively.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $92

    Bottle

    Montes Purple Angel

    Chile, Colchagua Valley Medium Red / Vintage

    Aromas of ripe red and black berry fruit mingled with sweet spices and pastries. Subtle notes of dark chocolate and vanilla and a well-balanced toast. Blend of Carmenère and Petit Verdot.

    $--

    Glass

    $119

    Bottle
  • Rich, Bold Red

    Alma Mora Malbec

    Argentina, San Juan Bold Red / Vintage

    Full-bodied with ripe red berry and plum flavors finishing with a long, elegant touch of toasty vanilla.

    $8.50

    Glass

    $32

    Bottle

    Baron Philippe de Rothschild Anderra Cabernet Sauvignon

    Chile Bold Red / Vintage

    A bouquet of spices and ripe red berries, such as black and red currants, vibrant fruit, full body and smooth tannins.

    $9

    Glass

    $35

    Bottle

    The Pessimist Red Blend

    CA, Paso Robles Bold Red / Vintage

    Very dark wine offering gorgeous crème de cassis, black cherry, boysenberries, and toasted vanilla beans accompanied with sweet tannins and purity of fruit.

    $12.50

    Glass

    $47

    Bottle

    Terrazas de los Andes RSVA Malbec (Half BTL)

    Argentina, Mendoza Bold Red / Vintage

    Wines are fruity and aromatic, revealing a profile of floral notes and red fruits of raspberry and cherry, with marked aromas of toasted coffee and chocolate.

    $--

    Glass

    $23

    Bottle

    Susana Balbo Malbec

    Argentina, Mendoza Bold Red / Vintage

    Beautiful deep violet color with exploding aromas of blackberry, black cherry and blueberries framed by hints of spices and mint.

    $--

    Glass

    $44

    Bottle

    Terrazas de los Andes RSVA Malbec

    Argentina, Mendoza Bold Red / Vintage

    Wines are fruity and aromatic, revealing a floral and red fruit profile of violet, raspberry and cherry, with marked aromas of toasted coffee and chocolate.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $50

    Bottle

    Estancia RSV Meritage (Half BTL)

    CA, Paso Robles Bold Red / Vintage

    Deep crimson color with aromas of mocha, black currant, plum, cocoa and baking spices. Flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, cedar and French vanilla.

    $--

    Glass

    $32

    Bottle

    Groth Vyds Cabernet Sauvignon

    CA, Napa Valley, Oakville Bold Red / Vintage

    Showing intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the soft tannin structure. The texture of the wine is soft and supple with black cherry and blackberry flavors.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $43

    Bottle

    Stag’s Leap Cellars Artemis Cabernet (Half BTL)

    CA, Napa Valley, Stags Leap Bold Red / Vintage

    Aromas of black cherry, currants, berries and a hint of sweet oak. A silky texture that leads to a long, lingering finish with hints of red and black fruit.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $49

    Bottle

    DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon

    CA, Paso Robles Bold Red / Vintage

    Rich, deep dark berry color with creamy mocha-espresso flavors. The tannins are well integrated with the fruit creating a long finish.

    $--

    Glass

    $59

    Bottle

    Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon

    CA, Napa Valley Bold Red / Vintage

    Dark red-purple in color with classic aromas of Rutherford dust, black cherries and a hint of red licorice. Sweet tobacco comes up in the background, along with dusty cocoa notes.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $67

    Bottle

    Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon

    CA, Sonoma, Alexander Valley Bold Red / Vintage

    The wine is full-bodied with aromas of black currant, orange zest and raspberry. The taste is rich and gives way to a mid-palate with breadth and depth, supported with acidity and dusty tannins.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $119

    Bottle

    Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

    CA, Napa Valley Bold Red / Vintage

    This wine is abundant in textural tannins, yet soft as velvet. A wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $119

    Bottle

    Taken Red Blend

    CA, Napa Valley Bold Red / Vintage

    Dark garnet red/purple hue. Intense aromas of ripe blackberries and blueberries, crushed graphite and earthy notes, underlying tones of dark chocolate and espresso with hints of vanilla and toasty French oak.

    $--

    Glass

    $69

    Bottle

    Orin Swift Prisoner Red Blend

    CA, Oakville Bold Red / Vintage

    Features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and vanilla linger harmoniously, for a smooth and luscious finish. 

    $--

    Glass

    $89

    Bottle

    Franciscan Estate Magnificat Meritage

    CA, Napa Valley Bold Red / Vintage

    Deep scarlet with aromas of dark cherry, plum, baking spices and coffee. Flavors open with ripe plum and black currant. Impressive structure shows a dense, full body with refined tannins. Extensive finish blends cassis with anise, tobacco, cocoa, and vanilla.

    View Video

    $--

    Glass

    $82

    Bottle

    Almaviva Vina

    Chile, Maipo Valley, Puente Alto Bold Red / Vintage

    This wine in a classic Bordeaux blend in which the main variety is Cabernet Sauvignon, accompanied by Carmenère and Cabernet Franc.

    $--

    Glass

    $230

    Bottle
  • Salad

  • Light Appetizers

  • Soup/Rich Appetizers

  • Cured Meat

  • Rich Fish

  • White Meat

  • Red Meat

  • Wild Game

  • Sweets