Ross Bridge Resort & Scott Jones Partner for Wine Weekend—May 15-17, 2015


Birmingham, AL – April 10, 2015 – Scott Jones, one of the South’s top culinary and wine experts, will host a wine education class followed by a multi-station outdoor wine lunch during the inaugural Wine Weekend at Ross Bridge, May 15—17 at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Hoover.

The Ross Bridge Wine Weekend will benefit the Hope For Autumn Foundation, a local charity that raises money for individuals and families dealing with pediatric cancer.

The Ross Bridge Wine Weekend will feature a variety of meals and a fun, including an informative Saturday wine education class and al fresco lunch hosted by the former Executive Editor of Southern Living magazine and founder of Jones Is Thirsty No-Snobbery Wine Education.

The Ross Bridge Wine Weekend is ideal for resort guests but is also open to the general public on a per event basis.

To make reservations for the meals and educational session, call 205-949-3057. Renaissance Ross Bridge is offering a special $139 per night room rate for Wine Weekend participants. Hotel reservations can be made at

 Friday, May 15, 2015

• Five course “Tapas style” menu with wine pairings ($75 per person); Brock’s will also offer its regular menu.

 Saturday, May 16, 2015

– Breakfast at Brock’s with Mimosa’s, Bellinis and other wine cocktails.

• 11 a.m. – No-Snobbery Wine Education Class led by Scott Jones ($35 per person)The class will feature four wine tastings – two white wines and two red wines selected by Jones. At the end of the session , the weekend’s signature cocktail, Tinto de Verano, will be served and segue into lunch.

• 12:30—2:30 p.m – No-Snobbery Wine Lunch on the Main Terrace led by Scott Jones ($55 per person). Lunch begins with servers passing classic wine-based refreshers like Tinto de Verano, Bellinis, and a signature Sangria along with various tapas. The menu will include various stations with a wine paired with each station. The complete menu is listed below. Jones will speak about each wine and the Ross Bridge chefs will share insights from each of the food stations.

 Ross Bridge Wine Weekend Lunch Serving Stations:

Salads: Chopped Salad, Potato Salad and Coleslaw

Fish Fry:  Scallops, Shrimp, Softshell Crab Hushpuppies, Green Beans, Fennel and Onion.  Lemon, Remoulade, Aioli, Marinara and Cocktail Sauces

Smoker:  Ribs, Chicken and Pulled Pork Butt. Smokey B’s, Tangy White and Coca-Cola Barbecue sauces

Grill:  Cox Farm Steaks, Grouper Fillet, and Oysters

Sides:  Country Style Green Beans, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Collard Greens, Macaroni and Cheese and Fire Cracker Potatoes

Desserts:  Key Lime Pie, French Silk Pie, Strawberry Cobbler, Oreo Cheesecake and Red Velvet Cake

About Scott Jones

Scott Jones knows wine—and he has a passion for sharing that knowledge. A nationally recognized food and wine expert, he is an author, chef and former Executive Editor of Southern Living. He’s currently the head honcho at Jones is Thirsty, where he spreads his doctrine of No-Snobbery Wine Education.  When it comes to food and wine, his expertise and enthusiasm are unique.

But what’s different about Scott’s trademark “No-Snobbery” approach? He doesn’t sell wine. He doesn’t work for a wine distributor. Scott simply shares his wine knowledge in a fun and engaging way — something he’s been doing for more than a decade. His comfortable, entertaining approach sidesteps fussy wine-speak, empowering audiences to enjoy and buy wine with confidence.

Scott is a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, James Beard Foundation and Birmingham Originals.

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