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Wine Events: Week of Feb. 27

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I am still far too overwhelmed by the awesomeness that was La Paulée to write a full report.  But let me share this one general sentiment:  there is a tremendously warm and inviting group of wine professionals in both NY and SF, and one of the great things about this event was seeing them all at their best. I feel lucky to have been at the Grand Tasting, and hope in the future to attend some of the seminars. My highlight of the tasting:  the 2009 Roulot Meursault-Perrières.  An elegant and focused wine that I found my mind going back to during the course of the day.  A real stunner. The kind of wine that proves that if you’re in the ABC crowd (“anything but Chardonnay”), you’re missing out.

I’ll be diving into a bit more Pinot at the World of Pinot Noir event in Shell Beach this weekend, and then gearing up for In Pursuit of Balanceon March 19.  The IPOB-NYC tasting is sold out, but that there are a few tickets left for the San Francisco tasting.


Wed., Feb. 29:  Patrick Piuze Chablis Tasting @ FPWM (FiDi)

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm – $28

French-Canadian winemaker Patrick Piuze left Montreal for Burgundy a few years ago, and despite only having a few vintages under his belt, has made waves in the wine industry.  Meet the winemaker and try the following wines this Wednesday at FPWM:

2010 Patrick Piuze Chablis, Terroir de Chichee
2010 Patrick Piuze Chablis
2010 Patrick Piuze Chablis, Montee de Tonnerre, 1er Cru
2010 Patrick Piuze Chablis, Butteaux, 1er Cru
2010 Patrick Piuze Chablis, Blanchots, Grand Cru


Wed., Feb. 29:  Gerald Asher at Omnivore Books (Mission)

Omnivore Books
3885 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco, CA

6:00pm – 7:00pm – FREE

Gerald Asher will be reading from his collection of wine-related essays, A Carafe of Red.  Steve Heimoff had a chance to read an advance copy, and has this to say:  “A particular joy of reading such a comprehensive and personal book as A Carafe of Red is that we get to experience, vicariously but no less intimately, Mr. Asher’s experiences of wines we will never otherwise have the opportunity to taste.”


Thurs., Mar. 1:  Cote de Nuits @ Arlequin (Hayes Valley)

Arlequin Wine Merchants
384 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA

6:00pm – 8:00pm – $25

Didn’t get your fill fo Burgundy last week?  You can make up for it on Thursday.

UPDATE:  List of wines now available – 

2009 Mongeard-Mugneret Fixin
2008 Phillipe Pacalet Gevrey Chambertain ‘Perrieres’ 1er Cru
2007 J.F. Mugnier Nuits-St.-Georges ‘Clos Fourches’
2006 Jerome Chezaux Vosne-Romanee ‘Les Chaumes’
2005 Henri Gouges Nuits-St.-Georges
2005 Moillard Echezeaux
2004 Georges Roumier Morey-St.-Denis ‘Bussiere’



Thurs., Mar. 1:  Rudi Wiest Tasting @ K&L Wines (SoMa)

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

5:00pm – 6:30pm – $5

Rudi Weist’s portfolio includes some German Riesling stars, including JJ Prum and Fritz Haag.  for $5, you can taste some of these treasures from the 2010 vintage.


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