Dominique Brousseau, winemaker for Chateau du Vieux Corbeau winery in Danville, has released a 2004 syrah after aging the wine for five years.
The syrah is a smooth, full-bodied dry classic red. Brousseau also has rereleased her Rio Samba blush, a fruity, semi-sweet wine that is a blend of three wines named after a rose in the Chateau garden.
Both wines can be tasted at the winery, 471 Stanford Avenue. Call (859) 236-1808.
Music at Jean Farris Winery
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Jean Farris Winery and Bistro is kicking off the holiday season with a weekend of activities. A selection of Christmas carols will be presented by violinist Agatha Clixby from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and classical harpist Elaine Cook will entertain from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 263-9463 or go to www.jeanfarris.com for dinner reservations.
Holiday lunch at Holly Hill Inn
Holly Hill Inn's holiday luncheon is back. The restaurant, 426 North Winter Street, Midway, will serve a three-course luncheon menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Featured are country ham cheddar biscuits, oyster gratin, cider-glazed ham, steak with tipsy raisins, roast beef, trout, vegetarian pie, mint julep bread pudding, caramel apple tart, coconut macaroon, and jam cake. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $16. (859) 846-4732.
Hanna's newest 'stimulus plan'
Hanna's on Lime, 214 South Limestone, is offering "Step 3" of its "stimulus plan." Bring a receipt dated the same or previous day from any retail business in the South Limestone construction zone and get 20 percent off your check, owner Beth Hanna said. The deal ends Dec. 23. Call (859) 252-6264 or go to www.hannasonlime.com.
Tea and brunch at Shaker Village
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is celebrating the holidays with teas and brunch. Festive teas are served 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday during December in the Trustees' Office dining room. The cost is $10.95.
You can pick up some Kentucky items for gift-giving at the Shaker craft store, which will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5.
Shaker Village will serve a brunch buffet on New Year's Day featuring stuffed pork loin, smoked salmon and Shaker lemon pie. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $26.95.
Call (859) 734-5411, Ext. 360, or go to www.shakervillageky.org.
Bristol holds AIDS benefit
On Wednesday, all locations of the Bristol Bar and Grille in and around Louisville will be participating in Dining fund-raising event that raises money for AIDS service organizations. Twenty percent of food sales during dinner will benefit the House of Ruth/ Glade House, an alcohol- and drug-free supportive communal living environment that aims to help people recover from addiction. The hours for Dining Out for Life are 5 to 9 p.m. The restaurant at 6051 Timber Ridge Drive in Prospect also will offer a four-course prix fixe dinner for $28 in addition to the regular menu.
Bristol locations are 1321 Bardstown Road; 614 West Main Street; and 300 North Hurstbourne Parkway, all in Louisville, and 700 West Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, Ind. Go to www.bristolbarandgrille.com.