A warm, summery hello from New York City, and a very heart felt apology for not getting this post out earlier! I’ve had a whirlwind visit to the city I called home for six spectacular post-college years, and happily stumbled upon a thriving, energetic, and creative wine scene out here. And thus, my usual weekly update is now a weekend update (of the non-SNL variety).
Fri., June 17- Sun., June 19: Cheese Plus Case Sale (Russian Hill)
2001 Polk Street (at Pacific)
San Francisco, CA
From June 17-19, get 20% off a mixed case of wine from Greg Borden’s hand picked selection, which includes Puzelat, Chidaine, Texier, Selection Massale imports, La Clarine Farms, Hirsch Vineyard’s Bohan Dillon Pinot, and the Occhipinti Frappato (to name a few). Cheese Plus has become one of my favorite places to stock up on wine, and I hope you’ll make it there for this sale!
Pinot Days SF (Multiple locations and events)
Sat., June 18 – Grand Tasting
$50 (tix available at the door, but get there early)
Domestic Pinot producers invade Fort Mason for the 7th Annual Pinot Days celebration. This includes many top wineries, such as Copain, Faila, La Follette, Sokol Blosser, Domaine Serene, so is bargain for $50. There are many other events scheduled in addition to the grand tasting, and I encourage you to go to the Pinot Days website for a full run down.
Mon., June 27: Peay Vineyards Dinner @ RN74 (SoMa)
301 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
$120 plus tax and tip. Reservation: call Jin Park at 415-354-2722 or email her, JPark (at) minagroup.net.
You’ve heard me sing the praises of Peay Vineyards Pinot and Syrah, sourced from the Sonoma Coast. These food friendly wines show best at the dinner table, and are certainty shine when paired with a special menu from RN74. Three courses, six wines (including some older vintages). Full menu here.
There are two dining options: join a small group of 16 around a communal tablet 7pm, or stop by at your leisure, enjoy the menu, and a member of the Peay team will stop by between courses to talk about the wines.