So many fun events in SF and Sonoma this upcoming weekend. Sadly, I’ll be out of town, but if you have a chance to attend any of the following, drop a comment.
Owen Roe Tasting @ William Cross Wine Merchants (Russian Hill, SF)
2253 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Wed., Oct. 21, 6pm-9pm – $15
Owen Roe is at the forefront of the Pacific Northwest’s wine revolution, making some serious Syrahs, Pinots, and Cabs. And even better – they offer some great value wines, too. I was giddy when I picked up a couple of bottles at K&L a few weeks back, and now they’ll be showing their wares at a great lil’ wine shop in Russian Hill. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the types of wine coming out of Washington and Oregon.
Wed., Oct. 21 – 6pm-8pm – $15
In anticipation of Sunday’s big event, taste some Pinots from one of the Obama’s favorite producers – Hirsch Vineyards (story here). I was lucky to have some to accompany a whole hog barbecue and…well…wow. What can I say? It was good. Oh so good. They’ll also be pouring Pisoni, B. Kosuge, and Tyler. As an added bonus — 25% off any bottle they pour that night.
Sat., Oct. 24 – 1pm-3pm – FREE
Two words that sound great together: free + wine. Even better free + Domaine Select Wine. One of the premier importers comes to one of the most enjoyable wine stores in the Bay Area (focuses on wines under $25/bottle) for an afternoon of free tasting. I’m not privy to what they’ll be pouring, but DS has a broad portfolio, so I’m sure it will be fun.
Sunday, Oct. 25 – Noon-4pm – $69 (plus service fee)
So many pinots, so little time. Enjoy the scenic Russian River Valley w/ some of the best pinot producers in the country. Highlights include: Roessler Cellars, Kosta Browne, Littorai, Failla, Kanzler, Peay, Merry Edwards….OK, now I’m thirsty. Trust me — this is an impressive array of wines, and well worth the price of admission. Get there early!