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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.

  • July 4: All three tasting bars are closed. - Happy Fourth of July! Our stores will be open but, our tasting bars will not be. We know that you will be out there barbecuing and enjoying the holiday. Our SF staff will be in their down jackets to celebrate Mark Twain's "summer" in SF!
  • July 11: Wines of Spain and Portugal in all three stores. - Spain/Portugal wine buyer Joe Manekin has been hard at work to find some great red, white and sparkling wines to enliven your summer. Stop by to see what gems he has found!
  • July 18: Bordeaux in all three stores. - Just in case you missed last months' Bordeaux tasting, we have a follow-up one for you. A deeper exploration into the 2012 and 2013 vintages.
  • July 25: Champagne in all three stores. - All three stores will finish up the month of July with a new arrival Champagne tasting, with focus upon small-estate releases. Some great bargains and some cellar candidates will be featured.
  • August 1: Wines of Burgundy in all three stores. - All three stores will host a tasting of both red and white Burgundies focusing primarily on new arrivals for the 2012 and 2013 vintage. Our ship has arrived!
  • August 8: California New Arrivals. - Our stores will feature new releases from California, inclusive of well-known wineries and small-estate vineyards.
  • August 15: Bordeaux! - All three stores will pour Red and white Bordeaux, primarily red and one Sauternes. The focus will be upon the 2012 vintage with some older vintages, as well.
  • August 22: TBD. - OK, we have narrowed this tasting down to either Alsace or the Loire Valley, Greece, Georgia, Bulgaria, Hungary or Lebanon. Perhaps all! We will post the finalized lineup in the near future.
  • August 29: Wines of Chile and Argentina. - All three stores will finish the summer by pouring wines from these two popular South American countries. Both reds and whites will be features. Yes, we will have a malbec or two, but, they will not dominate this tasting! We promise.

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • July 23: Ouled Thaleb wines of Morocco. - The latest releases from Ouled Thaleb will be featured in our SF store on this evening. These world-renownded wines are classic are our known for their immense qulaity and value. This vineyard was established in 1923, so there are nearly 100 years of history behind these wines.
  • July 30: Chronic Cellars. - This boutique producer will be in our SF store to feature sparkling wine and domestic Rhone blends. A great way to taste some hand-crafted, meticulously produced, small production wines.
  • August 6: Champagne Drappier with Charline Drappier! - Our SF store will be having a tasting of the latest releases of NV and vintage champagne from this first-class Aube producer. Charline Drappie,r of the Drappier family, will be our gracious host. This is a tasting that Champagne lovers should not miss!

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


     Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

  • July 2: Thirsty Thursdays: Logsdon Farmhouse - This Thursday Beer Buyer Jim Boyce will pour the entire lineup of Logsdon Farmhouse Ales!

    Logsdon Farmhouse Ales "Aberrant" Farmhouse Golden Ale
    Logsdon Farmhouse Ales "Seizoen" Saison
    Logsdon Farmhouse Ales "Seizoen Bretta" Saison
    Logsdon Farmhouse Ales "Oak-Aged Bretta" Saison
    Logsdon Farmhouse Ales "Straffe Drieling" Tripel
    Logsdon Farmhouse Ales "Cerasus" Kriek Beer w/ Oregon Cherries
    Logsdon Farmhouse Ales "Far West Vlaming" Oak Aged Tart Ale
    Logsdon Farmhouse Ales "Peche n’ Brett" Farmhouse Ale w/ Peaches

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $10 to taste.
  • July 9: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted the week of the tasting. Stay tuned!
  • July 16: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted the week of the tasting. Stay tuned!
  • July 23: Thirsty Thursdays -  Lineup posted the week of the tasting. Stay tuned!
  • July 30: Thirsty Thursdays -  Lineup posted the week of the tasting. Stay tuned!

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


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

  • July 3: Burgundy Focus: Bavard & Pernot - Join us to taste some of our best buys from Burgundy this Friday! We will pour wines from our two favorite direct imports: Jacques Bavard and Paul Pernot, as well as a new great find for everyday Bourgogne Rouge!

    2012 Jacques Bavard Bourgogne Blanc $19.99
    2013 Domaine Paul Pernot Bourgogne Chardonnay $19.99
    2012 Jacques Bavard Meursault $39.95
    2013 Domaine Paul Pernot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Pucelles” $117.99
    2012 Maison Roche de Bellene "Vieilles Vignes" Bourgogne Rouge $19.99
    2012 Jacques Bavard Auxey Duresses Rouge $24.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $10 to taste.
  • July 10: Matteo Correggia Winery
  • July 17: New Zealand Direct Imports
  • July 24: Ancient Peaks Winery
  • July 31: Champagne Friday #6 with Champagne Buyer Gary Westby

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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