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Wine Events: Week of Oct. 31

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Way, way, way too much activity over the past few months to be able to keep on top of all the wine-centric events that go on in SF each week, and I hope you’ll forgive me for being absent for so long.  I just wrapped up working harvest at Arnot-Roberts — my second harvest in as many months — and I’m still recovering from what has been an amazing journey.  Thankfully, I’m back in the city in time to take part in the Bi-Rite Wine Blitz (20% off mixed cases of wine from Nov. xx to xx) and some other fun events.  BTW — keep next Thursday open for a Paolo Bea tasting at Arlequin!!!


Wed. Nov. 2:  Wine Blitz Preview Tasting @18 Reasons (Mission)

18 Reasons
3674 18th Street
San Francisco, CA

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (drop in) – $10 for members / $15 for non-member

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  But what will you serve with that Thanksgiving turkey?  Don’t fret — Bi-Rite’s wine team has multiple options for you to choose from, and is offering you 20% off a mixed case during the annual wine blitz from Nov. 10-13 (oh, and free delivery anywhere in SF).  You can take some of their wines out for a test drive during this week’s preview tasting at 18 Reasons.

Always a well attended event, so I suggest you get there early!


Wed., Nov 2: Burgundy Tasting @ FPWM (Embarcadero)

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchants
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm – $26 for one ounce pours, $52 for two ounce pours

Two Burgundy tasting this week, including Saturday’s throw down at K&L (see below).  If you want to get your Burg on mid-week, FPWM will have the following wines from the Chambers & Chambers portfolio:

2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Retail $160, 5oz. glass $43.25

2008 Domaine Michel Gros, Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc
Retail $28.50, 5oz. glass $10.25

2008 Domaine de L’Arlot, Nuits St. George, Clos des Forets 1er Cru
Retail $79.50, 5oz. glass $23.25

2008 Domaine Dujac Charmes Chambertin
Retail $219, 5oz. glass $58

2009 Domaine Michel Gros, Vosne Romanee, Clos des Reas 1er Cru
Retail $142, 5oz. glass $38.75


Thurs., Nov. 3:  LIOCO Tasting at Arlequin (Hayes Valley)

Arlequin Wine Merchants
384 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA

6:00pm – 8:00pm – $15

LIOCO — the recent recipient of a Food & Wine Magazine American Wine Award — has garnered a lot praise for “continually prov[ing] that merely shepherding from vineyard to bottle, with minimal winery intervention, is all that is needed to create a wine truly indicative of a particular place.”  (quote from Arlequin).  This Thursday, LIOCO co-founder Matt Licklider will be pouring the following wines at Arlequin:

2010 Chardonnay Sonoma County
2010 Chardonnay Russian River Valley
2009 Chardonnay ‘Demuth Vineyard’ Anderson Valley
2010 Pinot Blanc Chalone Monterey
2009 Pinot Noir ‘Hirsch Vineyard’ Sonoma Coast
2009 ‘Indica’ Carignan Blend


Sat., Nov. 5: Italian Wine Tasting @ SF Wine Trading Co. (Bernal Heights)

SF Wine Trading Co.
250 Taraval
San Francisco, CA

2:00pm – 5:30pm – $10

Northeast Italian Wines?  Yes, please.  Taste through Alto Adige, Veneto, and Friuli wines this Saturday.


K&L Wine Merchants

Sat., Nov. 5:  Best of Burgundy Tasting @ K&L Wine. (SoMa)

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

noon – 4:00pm – $50 – tickets are limited, can be purchased here.

K&L will tour you through 13 wines from Burgundy, from Chassagne Montrachet through Gevrey Chambertin.  4 whites, 9 reds; 1 Village wine (from the Hospices de Beaune Auction), 9 Premier Crus, 3 Grand Crus.  Not too shabby.  Here’s the tentative line-up:

  • 2009 Domaine Marquis de Laguiche Drouhin Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru, $99.95
  • 2009 Domaine Ballot-Millot & Fils Meursault 1er Cru “Perrieres $79.95
  • 2009 Domaine Maroslavac-Leger Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Combettes”, $64.99
  • 2009 Domaine Ballot-Millot & Fils Volnay 1er Cru “Santenots”, $53.99
  • 2009 Hospices de Beaune Pommard Cuvée Billardet – Méo-Camuzet, $64.99
  • 2009 Domaine Laleure-Piot (Champy) Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Blanc, $29.99
  • 2009 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru “Les Vergelesses”, 34.99
  • 2009 Domaine Delarche Corton-Renardes Grand Cru, $69.99
  • 2009 Domaine Groffier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Hauts Doix”, $139.95
  • 2009 Maison Champy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Suchots”, $84.99
  • 2009 Domaine Mongeard Mugneret Grands echezeaux, Grand Cru, $147.99
  • 2009 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Vougeot 1er Cru “Les Cras”, $69.95
  • 2008 Domaine J. Roty Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru “Très Vielles Vignes”, $199.95



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