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Wine Events: Week of May 7

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If you want to feel good about yourself, I highly recommend pouring chilled whites and rosé on a sunny warm day. That’s what I did at Arnot-Roberts on Saturday, and man I felt like the most popular guy in Healdsburg. Everyone wanted a piece. Or at least a pour. Really more of the latter. Anyhow, a big thanks to those of you who came by — it was great to see good friends and sip some wine up in the ‘burg.


But enough about me.


Wed., May 9: Wind Gap Wine Dinner @ Grand Cafe (FiDi)

Grand Cafe
501 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA

Three Courses / Two Wines $68

Looking like a pretty tasty menu, and the wines going with those dishes are dope. Well, not literally, but you get what I’m saying. [Oh, and the Wind Gap release day party is just around the corner!]


Thurs., May 10: Lioco Wine Tasting @ Arlequin (Hayes Valley)

Arlequin Wine Merchants
384 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA

6:00pm – 8:00pm – $20

You know, every now and then you think you know a winery well, and then they throw a curve ball at you. But in a good way. Last time I was at the Lioco tasting, I was ready for the Chard and Pinot Noir I’ve come to appreciate from this producer when, out of nowhere, owner Matt Licklider throws out a Pinot Blanc from Monterrey and BOOM. Instant taste sensation. Matt may have a few more tricks up his sleeve when he pours at Arlequin this Thursday.


Fri. May 11: Bi-Rite Wine Blitz Tasting @18 Reasons (Mission)

18 Reasons
3674 18th Street
San Francisco, CA

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – $10 for members / $15 for non-members

Bi-Rite’s Spring Wine Blitz (20% off a mixed case) is taking place next week. Preview some of the goods this Friday, and start setting aside a few bottles for your summer BBQs!

********************Look ahead********************


Wed. May 16: Greater SF/Bay Area Leukemima & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser(Union Square)

E&O Trading Co.

314 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

$35 pre-paid ($40 at the door) – per organizers, all proceeds go to charity

Register here


I’m always happy to give a shout out to fundraisers with a wine-related theme. So please keep May 16 in mind, when the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society host a charity wine tasting. If you can’t attend but still want to donate, go to: http://gsf.mwoy.llsevent.org/AlexM




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