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December already? It’s bubble time!


Now that the tryptophan from the Thanksgiving turkey is wearing off, and we start looking ahead to ringing in the New Year, everyone’s attention turns to sparkling wine.  Well, not everyone.  But my mind, at least, is being bombarded by bubbles.  Tiny bubbles.  Thankfully, many local spots are willing to indulge me by sponsoring a multitude of champagne / sparkling wine events during the weeks leading up to December 31.  Put these on your calendar so you don’t miss out!


Thurs. Dec. 9:  Arlequin Champagne Tasting (Hayes Valley)

Arlequin Wine Merchants
384 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

6:00pm – 8:00pm – pricing $50

A traditionally boozy night at Arlequin, with a selection of about 30 producers, and featuring many “grower-producers” (i.e., little guys fightin’ the powers that be, and producing some tasty bubbles in small quantities)


Sat. Dec. 11:  K&L Champagne Tasting (SoMa)

K&L Wine Merchants
638 4th Street
San Francisco, CA  94107

12:00pm – 3:00pm – pricing $50
buy tickets ahead of time here

K&L will be featuring the following:

2002 Launois “Special Club” Brut Blanc de Blancs
2004 Philippe Gonet “Cuvee Belemnita” Brut Blanc de Blancs
2000 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons Cuvee Speciale Brut
2000 Charles Heidsieck Brut
2000 Bollinger “Grand Annee” Brut
2002 Moet & Chandon “Dom Perignon” Andy Warhol Tribute Brut
1998 Nicholas Feuillatte “Plames d’or”
1999 Pommery “Cuvee Louise” Brut
NV Krug “Grande Cuvee” Brut
NV Laurent Perrier Brut Rose


Wed. Dec. 15:  FPWM Champagne Tasting (Financial Dist.)

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchants
Ferry Plaza
San Francisco, CA

4:30pm – 7:30pm – Price TBD

Details not yet released, but will update this post soon.


Thurs. Dec. 16:  FPWM Champagne Class (Financial Dist.)

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchants
Ferry Plaza
San Francisco, CA

6:30pm – 8:30pm – Pricing $65

Feeling a little overwhelmed by the number of champagnes out there?  Don’t know a brut from a brute?  Then this is the class for you.  I’ve been to FPWM educational events before, and they tend to be entertaining and informative.  Just remember to take notes lest all the bubbles go to your head!  Debbie Zachareas, a partner at FPWM, will be leading the course.


2 thoughts on “December already? It’s bubble time!

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