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Saturday Tastings


     All tastings are from noon to 3pm in San Francisco, 1 to 4pm in Redwood City and 3 to 5:30pm in Hollywood.

  • June 25: New Zealand Pinot-a-Palooza! in all three stores - FEATURING (Redwood City and Hollywood):


    2015 Elephant Hill Tempranillo Rosé Hawke's Bay (in Redwood City- not Hollywood) $14.99
    2015 GeorgeTown Pinot Noir Rosé Central Otago (in Hollywood- not Redwood City) $16.99
    2015 Mount Edward Pinot Noir Rosé Central Otago $15.99
    2015 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Pinot Noir Rosé Marlborough $18.99
    2015 Fromm "La Strada" Rosé Marlborough $16.99
    2014 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Pinot noir Marlborough $26.99
    2014 Corofin "Cowley Vineyard-Main Slopes" Pinot Noir Marlborough $29.99
    2014 Fromm “Clayvin Vineyard” Pinot Noir Marlborough $39.99
    2014 Palliser Estate Pinot Noir Martinborough $24.99
    2014 Crater Rim Pinot Noir North Canterbury $14.99
    2014 Tongue in Groove “Cabal Vineyard” Pinot Noir Waipara $29.99
    2014 Akitu “A2” Pinot Noir Central Otago $24.99
    2014 Felton Road “Calvert” Pinot Noir Central Otago $49.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $20 to taste.

    FEATURING (San Francisco):
    2015 TWR Pinot Noir Rose, Marlborough-$18.99
    2015 Fromm "La Strada" Rose, Marlborough-$16.99
    2014 TWR Pinot Noir, Marlborough-$26.99
    2014 Corofin "Cowley Vineyard-Main Slopes" Pinot Noir, Marlborough-$29.99
    2014 Fromm "Fromm Vineyard" Pinot Noir, Marlborough-$39.99
    2014 Crater Rim Pinot Noir, North Canterbury-$14.99
    2014 Tongue in Groove "cabal Vineyard" Pinot Noir Waipara Valley, North Canterbury-$29.99
    2014 Palliser Estate Pinot Noir, Martinborough-$24.99
    2014 Akitu "A2" Pinot Noir, Central Otago-$24.99
    2014 Quartz Reef "Bendigo Single Vineyard" Pinot Noir, Central Otago-$34.99
    2014 Felton Road "Calvert" Pinot Noir, Central Otago-$49.99 Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $20.00 to taste.
  • July 2: New domestic releases in all three stores. - All three stores will highlight new wines from the USA. Both red and white wines will be featured.
  • July 9: Bordeaux in all three stores-$20.00 - All three stores will pour Bordeaux, with the 2012 and 2013 vintages being highlighted, as well as an older vintage or two.
  • July 16: Wines of Italy in all three stores. $20 - New releases and direct import wines will be featured from our Italian selections.

Wednesday Evening Spirits Tasting

  • June 22: George Dickel Whiskey Tasting - Tenessee Whiskey

    5pm-6:30pm/ No Tasting Fee

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


     Hollywood: - Thursdays from 5:30 to 7pm:

  • June 23: Baja Wines
  • July 7: Georgian Wines
  • July 15: Special Friday Night Aperitif Tasting
  • July 21: Champagne Charles Heidsieck

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


     San Francisco Store - Thursdays from 5 to 6:30pm:

  • June 23: Taste the Wines of Ribera and Rueda - 5pm-6:30pm/ $5

    FEATURING
    2013 Palacio de Menade Verdejo Rueda $9.99
    2015 Bodegas Angel Rodriguez Martinsancho Verdejo Rueda $18.99
    2015 Lambuena Rosado Ribera Del Duero $11.99
    2011 Finca El Encinal Crianza Ribera del Duero $14.99
    2009 Valsotillo Reserva Ribera del Duero $44.99
  • June 30: Champagne Canard Duchene. - Champagne house Canard Duchene will be in our SF store to fature their very popular Brut and Brut Champagnes as well as some smaller production bubblies.
  • July 7: Giesen Wines from New Zealand - 5PM-6:30PM/ $5

    Featuring

    2015 Giesen Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
    2013 Giesen “Brothers Reserve” Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
    2012 Giesen “August 1888” Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
    2012 Giesen “Brothers Reserve” Pinot Noir Marlborough
    2012 Giesen “Clayvin Vineyard” Pinot Noir Marlborough
    Lineup subject to change
  • July 14: Champagne Charles Heidsieck

    Featuring

    Charles Heidsieck "Brut Reserve" Champagne $49.99
    Charles Heidsieck "Rosé Reserve" Brut Champagne $64.99
    2005 Charles Heidsieck Brut Champagne $79.99
    1995 Charles Heidsieck "Blanc des Millénaires" Brut Champagne $199


    *Lineup subject to change
  • July 21: Brown Estate
  • July 28: Rémy Nodin - 5PM-6:30PM/ $5

    Featuring

    Rémy Nodin St. Peray Mousseux Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
    2014 Rémy Nodin Crozes Hermitage Le Mazel
    2014 Rémy Nodin Saint Joseph Guilherand
    2014 Rémy Nodin Cornas Les Eygats
  • August 4: Champagne Charles Ellner

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


     Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

  • June 23: Thirsty Thursdays: Craft Cans - Join Jim Boyce this Thursday for a look at the world of craft can beer! He will pour the following:

    Avery Brewing Company "Perzik" Peach Saison, Colorado (12oz) $1.99
    Mikkeller/Grassroots "Wheat Is The New Hops" White IPA w/ Brett, Denmark $5.49
    Modern Times "Oneida" Pale Ale, California (16oz) $2.79
    Telegraph Brewing Company IPA, California (16oz) $2.79
    Sixpoint Brewery "Jammer" Gose, New York (12oz Cans) $1.89
    Sixpoint Brewery "Resin" Double IPA, New York (12oz) $2.39
    Evil Twin Brewing "Imperial Simcoe Slacker" Imperial IPA, Denmark (16oz) $2.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $5 to taste.
  • June 30: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!
  • July 7: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!

San Francisco Friday Night Tastings


     San Francisco Friday Night Tastings

  • June 24: Drink Cabernet Sauvignon of Chile Tasting With Winemakers from Almaviva and Don Melchor - 5pm-6:30pm

    2013 Vina Almaviva “ Almaviva” Bordeaux Blend Puente Alto $119.99
    2010 Concha Y Toro “Don Melchor” Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto $99.99
    2011 Haras de Pirque “Hussonet” Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Maipo Valley $9.99
    2012 Calcu Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley $12.99
    2013 Garage Wine Co Cabernet Sauvignon “Lot #51” Maipo Alto $34.99
    011 Viña Quebrada “Domus Aurea” Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley $49.99
  • July 22: Champagne Thienot! - This great Champagne house, which also supplies the Oscars with their bubbles, will be in our SF store to pour their vintage and non-vintage selections. Many of their champagnes are super small production, so don't miss this one!

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


     Redwood City Store - Fridays from 5 to 6:30pm:

  • June 24: Wines of Ribera & Rueda - This Friday we are delving into the wines of Ribera & Rueda. These slightly lesser-known regions in Spain have incredible wines to offer, and may well prove to be some of your new favorites. Join us for the following lineup:

    2013 Palacio de Menade Verdejo Rueda $9.99
    2015 Bodegas Angel Rodriguez Martinsancho Verdejo Rueda $18.99
    2015 Lambuena Rosado Ribera Del Duero $11.99
    2011 Finca El Encinal Crianza Ribera del Duero $14.99
    2009 Valsotillo Reserva Ribera del Duero $44.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
  • July 1: BBQ Wines - With Independence day around the corner, it's time to hone in your BBQ pairing skills. Join us for a lineup of our favorite BBQ wines!
  • July 8: Flowers Winery
  • July 15: Wines of Spain

Other Events and Resources

Want to Put on Your Own Event? Here are a few people who can take your concept and craft it into an exceptional experience for you and your guests:

  • Courtney Cochran - Courtney Cochran is the Founder & Principal of San Francisco-based wine consultancy Your Personal Sommelier as well as HIP TASTES Events, through which she offers fun and stylish wine tastings to the general public in San Francisco. Courtney holds her sommelier certification from the International Sommelier Guild and the American Court of Master Sommeliers. She has been profiled as a hip young sommelier in Vogue magazine, Daily Candy, and Business Week Online. Read more and contact Courtney at CourtneyCochran.com and HipTastes.com
  • Don Davis (Uncorked Events) - Whether you are learning to pair champagne with food in an intimate sit-down gathering, attending a Pinot Noir tasting at a new art gallery or at a majestic company party in the heart of Napa Valley, Don can put together a great event for you. With years of experience at putting together some of SF's most lavish events, Don will help you customize something special. Read more and contact Don at 415.307.6235 or at UncorkedEvents.com

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