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Wine Events: Week of May 28

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Happy belated birthday to the good ole GGB!  Wow, 75 years young and still stunning.


Wed. May. 30:  Broc Cellars dinner at Local Mission Eatery (Mission) 

Local Mission Eatery
3111 24th Street
San Francisco, CA

Four courses $40 (plus $20 for wine pairing)

Chris Brockway brings two new wines (sparkling Picpoul and a Counoise rosé) along with two old favorites (Vine Star red blend and Mourvedre) to pair with Local: Mission Eatery’s dishes.  Oh, and that rosé happens to be one of the SF Chronicles top pink picks for summer 2012!

Full menu here.


Thurs., May 31:  Dagueneau Tasting @ Arlequin Wine Merchant (Hayes Valley)

Arlequin Wine Merchants
384 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA

6:00pm – 8:00pm – $25

In 2008, the wine world mourned the loss of Didier Dagueneau who died in a plance crash at the age of 52.  Didier was, by all accounts a colorful personality who produced some of the most heralded Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire.  In the words of Eric Asimov:

“Tasting a Dagueneau wine for the first time was a revelation. His sauvignon blancs had an unexpected purity and clarity to them. The flavors were intense but nuanced. It wasn’t the fruit that was piercing, as in so many sauvignon blancs, but the freshness and the focus. As powerful a personality as he was, his wines did not exalt the stature of the winemaker so much as the beauty of the terroir.”

You can taste the following wines at Arlequin on Thursday night.

2008 Blanc Fume de Pouilly
2007 Blanc Fume de Pouilly
2008 Pouilly Fume ‘Pur Sang’
2005 Pouilly Fume ‘Pur Sang’
2007 Pouilly Fume ‘Silex’
2006 Pouilly Fume ‘Silex’


Tues., June 5: Mountain Wine & Cheese Tasting @18 Reasons (Mission)

18 Reasons
3674 18th Street
San Francisco, CA

7-9pm, $50 for 18 Reasons members; $60 for the general public (tix here)

One of my favorite East Bay peeps braves the trip across the bridge to shed some knowledge on mountain wines and cheeses.  Cheese-head Kirsten Jackson (author of the forthcoming book “It’s Not You, it’s Brie: A Guide to America’s Unique Cheese Culture”) stops by for a night that promises “vibrant” cheeses and “weird” wines.  And I think that’s a darn good pairing.


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