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Wine Events: Week of Sept. 20

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Well, I know it’s officially SF Cocktail Week, but for those of you who are steering clear of the strong stuff, here are some great wine events to keep you hydrated.

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Palmina WinesWed. Sept. 22:  Palmina Wine Tasting @FPWM (FiDi)

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchants
Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA

4:30pm – 7:30pm – $15

Italian wine varietals grown in California?  I know – you may be skeptical, but there are a handful of homegrown winemakers dabbling in this area.  Come meet one of them, Chrystal Clifton as she showcases her lineup from Palmina Winery.  This is a remarkably well priced event (about 1/2 the price of typical tastings at FPWM).  Here’s the anticipated line-up (subject to change):

2009 Tocai Friulano Honea Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley
2009 Arneis Honea Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley
2009 Dolcetto, Santa Barbara County
2008 Barbera, Santa Barbara County
2005 Nebbiolo, Santa Barbara County

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Sat. Sept. 25: Northern and Southern Rhone Tasting @ K&L Wine (SoMa)

K&L Wine Merchants
638 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA

12:00pm – 3:00pm – $50 (tickets here)

What an unbeievable line up for K&L’s weekend tasting:2006 Northern Rhones, and the highly touted 2007 Southern Rhones will be poured, including:  Château de Montfaucon Baron Louis, Grand Veneur Clos de Sixte Lirac, Domaine de la Mordorée La Dame Rousse Lirac, Domaine de la Charbonniere Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Pegau Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de la Mordorée Reine des Bois Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape, E. Guigal La Mouline Côte-Rôtie, E. Guigal La Landonne Côte-Rôtie, E. Guigal La Turque Côte-Rôtie. (NOTE:  selection may change).

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Sat. Sept. 25:  PRIMAL! Napa @HeartSF (Napa)

Chase Cellars @ Hayne Vineyard
2252 Sulphur Springs
St. Helena, CA 94574

$75 General / $125 VIP (tickets here)

Even though this TasteNetwork hosted event is focused on the art of butchery and all you cans eats meats, it touts a stellar line-up of wineries, including Wind Gap, Peay, and Domaine Serene (among many, many others).  Worth the trip to Napa — just make sure you have a DD who can ward off not only the drinkin’, but won’t fall into food coma on the way back!  Here’s the official write-up from the hosts:  The second annual outdoor gathering of local butchers and renowned chef preparing a bounty of heritage meats while celebrating hardwood fire cooking methods, butchering and whole animal utilization. Held at Chase Cellars’ Hayne Vineyards, guests will be able to explore chefs’ creations along side great wines and spirits, while enjoying the gorgeous Napa Valley setting. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the St. Helena Farmers Market and the City of Napa Fire Explorers  program.

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Sat. Sept. 25:  Riesling und Sausage Party @HeartSF (Mission)

Heart San Francisco
1270 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA

TBD

Can’t do the meats in Napa @Primal?  You’re in luck:  The Mission’s best wine bar breaks out the lederhosen, sausage, und Riesling for this celebration of all things German.  Revelry will ensue.

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