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Wine Events: Week of Feb. 21

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Hope everyone had a splendid Presidents’ Day weekend. Apologies for the delayed weekly update, but we were enjoying the long weekend, and needed an extra 24-hrs to prepare this week’s event list.

Don’t forget to enter our Pinot Noir Summit Ticket Giveaway!

PS – Some trivia for you: George Washington was known for his fondness of Madeira; Thomas Jefferson, a wine connoisseur, formally began the White House wine cellar; and Abraham Lincoln (and his wife) started the practice of serving American wines at the White House alongside the European ones.  So raise a glass to our nation’s Presidents this week!


Wed., Feb. 23:  Robert Sinskey Vineyards @ FPWM (Financial District)

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchants
The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA

4:30pm – 7:30pm ($25 for flight)

Rob Sinskey has been at the forefront of organic and biodynamic winegrowing in the Napa Valley.  I’ve been dying to taste his wines because I know buyers who swear by RSV’s Vin Gris of Pinot Noir.  According to FPWM, “The Sinskey wines have a clean, bright focus that we believe is the result of the winery’s attention to detail in the vineyard and their stewardship of the land they love.”  Here’s what they’re pouring:

  • 2009 Sinskey Pinot Blanc, Los Carneros
  • 2009 Sinskey Pinot Gris, Los Carneros
  • 2007 Sinskey Pinot Noir Four Vineyards, Los Carneros
  • 2007 Sinskey Pinot Noir Vandal Vineyard, Los Carneros
  • 2007 Sinskey POV, Napa Valley


Wed., Feb. 23:  Tre Monti Tasting @ Biondivino (Russian Hill)

1415 Green Street
San Francisco, CA

6:00pm – 8:00pm ($10)

I’ll admit:  I know very little about Tre Monti (except for the fact they supposedly make some amazing Sangiovese).  But I didn’t know anything about the three winemakers that were pouring at a Carso wine tasting event that Biondivino put together last weekend, and was blown away.  In short:  this is a pretty special little wine shop that puts together great tasting events, and if you’re interested in stretching your palate and learning more about Italian wines, this is the place to be.  Biondivino’s mailing says:  “The Tre Monti estate is located in near Imola nestled between the three mountains nearby, Frasineto, Pediano and Castellaccio, in Emilia-Romagna.  Vittorio Navacchia, works biodynamically with a philosophy of minimal intervention.”  If you’re tied up on Wednesday, these same producers will be at SPQR on Fillmore on Thursday night.


Wed., Feb. 23:  18 Reasons Wine Tasting w/ Josh Adler (Mission)

18 Reasons
593 Guerrero
San Francisco, CA

7:00pm – 9:00pm ($10 for members / $15 general public)

Stop by 18 Reasons for a special tasting event.  Josh Adler preceded Trac Le as the wine buyer at the Mission’s Bi-Rite Market, and he’s back in town to profile some of the wines he’s discovered during his stint in Paris.


Thurs., Feb. 24:  Ridge Vineyards Tasting @K&L (SoMa)

K&L Wines
638 4th Street
San Francisco, CA

5:00pm – 6:30pm ($5)

Ridge is consistently one f the top California wine producers.  Whether you want to go all out and buy a bottle of Monte Bello Cab, or stick with their more affordable Zins, these guys will treat you right.  Check out what they’re pouring at K&L on Thursday night


Thurs., Feb. 24:   Castello di Verduno Tasting at Arlequin (Hayes Valley)

Arlequin Wine Merchants
593 Guerrero
San Francisco, CA

6:00pm – 8:00pm ($15)

Still want to learn more about Italian wine?  Arlequin is featuring Piemonte producer Castello di Verduno as part of their weekly Thursday night tasting.


Saturday, Feb. 26: Pinot Noir Summit @ Hilton SF Financial District

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA

Check out our earlier post (and free ticket giveaway).  Discounted tickets are available through Thursday here.   I’ll be at the event, and would love to meet up and get some feedback on the blog!


Sat., Feb. 26:   Eighth Street Wineries Open House (Sonoma)

21481 Eighth Street East
Sonoma, CA

11:00am – 4:00pm ($30) tickets here

Anyone hear that we’re supposed to get snow in SF this weekend?  Brrr.  If you’re planning to escape the city, head up to Sonoma to check out the semi-annual event hosted by 10 smaller producers in their warehouse space.  Meet the winemakers, enjoy the food and wine pairings, and check out a few barrel samples too.  Simple Hedonisms — a great resource for anyone visiting Sonoma — has a contest going on for free tickets.


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