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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 - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • July 21: New Domestic releases! $20.00

    In San Francisco and Redwood City:

    Off The Beaten Path
    Wines from California, Oregon & Washington


    2016 Stoller "Estate" Dundee Hills Chardonnay $19.99
    2015 Shea Wine Cellars "Shea Vineyard" Willamette Valley Chardonnay $32.99
    2015 Lavinea "Lazy River Vineyard" Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay $42.99
    2017 Ordaz Family Wines "Maus Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Rosé $21.99
    2013 Ordaz "Montecillo Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel $34.99
    2013 Ordaz Family Wines "Montecillo Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $54.99
    2015 K Vintners "River Rock Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Grenache $29.99
    2015 K Vintners "Stoneridge Vineyard - El Jefe" Walla Walla Valley Tempranillo $54.99
    2015 K Vintners "Milbrandt" Wahluke Slope Syrah $29.95
    2015 K Vintners "The Creator" Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah $54.99

    In Hollywood:
    2017 Kings Carey Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Semillon $19.99
    2016 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay $23.99
    2017 Division Villages "Methode Carbonique" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir $23.99
    2016 A Tribute to Grace Wine Co. Santa Barbara County Grenache $24.99
    2015 Holus Bolus Sta. Rita Hills Syrah $29.99
    2015 Porter Creek "Old Vine" Russian River Valley Zinfandel $36.99
    2016 Pax Sonoma Coast Gamay Noir $36.99
    2015 Limerick Lane Russian River Valley Syrah-Grenache Blend $44.99
    2015 Lutum "Gap's Crown" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay $46.99
    2014 Cresta Velia Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon $79.99
  • July 28: In San Francisco: Staff Picks - $20
  • July 28: In Redwood City: Beer -$20 - Join us this Saturday for a refreshing line-up of beers.
  • August 4: Wines of the Rhone valley in all three stores. $20.00 - Great value and cellar selections from the Rhone valley will be featured. This is one of the fastest growing segments of wines, so don't miss out!
  • August 11: Bordeaux in all three stores-$20.00 - It's that time again! A new container has arrived and there are new wines, and some old favorites, to feature. Ten wines will be poured in total, eight red, one white and one Sauternes.
  • August 18: Wines of Australia and New Zealand in all three stores. - It's "down under" time! The great reds and whites from our friends "down under" will be featured in all three stores. Classics like Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as other varietals.
  • August 18: Champagne in all three stores! $20.00 - Our last stop at Bubble Town until the Champagne Tent Event's in late October! So, get on board the Champagne train and leave your worries behind!

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings

     Hollywood - Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • July 19: World Sake Imports Seminar with Expert Kerry San! $15

    Join us in welcoming Kerry san for an incredible guided tasting of World Sake Imports most luxurious Daiginjo Sakes. Daiginjo the rarest and most expensive sakes to produce require a minimum of 50% of the rice kernel to be polished away. This creates the most nuanced and complex sakes on the market, but also extremely expensive. Take this incredible opportunity to taste through some of Japanese most sought-after and expensive beverages.

    Tedorigawa Iki Na Onna "Lady Luck" Daiginjo Sake 720ml $42.99
    Tamagawa Kinsho "Heart of Gold" Daiginjo Sake (720ml) $49.99
    Dewazakura "Mountain Cherry" Daiginjo Sake 720ml $64.99
    Koshi No Kanbai Kinmuku "Milky Way" Junmai Daiginjo Sake 720ml $94.99
    Dewazakura Yukimanman "Snow Country" Daiginjo Sake 720ml $99.99

    DO NOT MISS THIS! Get your tickets now!
  • July 26: Avery Brewing Company - $5 - Introducing picnic-perfect cans, newly released sours, and a delicious stout!

    Established in 1993 in Boulder, Colorado, Avery is a craft brewery we don't often have on our shelves, but when we do, it flies. This American classic is partial to stouts and powerhouse seasonal releases, but they still make a fine IPA. Plus their explanation of their evolution captured our hearts: "it took a lot of beer drinking, failing, and drinking some more." Come try!

    Avery Brewing Co. "Go Play" IPA, Colorado (12oz cans) $1.89
    Avery Brewing Co. "El Gose" Gose w/ Lime & Sea Salt, Colorado (12oz cans) $1.89
    Avery Brewing Co. "Lilikoi Kepolo" Witbier with Passion Fruit, Colorado (12oz cans) $2.49
    Avery Brewing Company "The Maharaja" Imperial IPA, Colorado (12oz cans) $3.79
    Avery Brewing Company "Raspberry Sour" Oak Aged Sour Ale w/ Raspberries, Colorado (22oz) $12.99
    Avery Brewing Co. "Vanilla Bean Stout" Stout w/ Vanilla Beans Aged in Bourbon Barrels, Colorado (22oz) $12.99

    Walk in only, last ticket sold at 7:00pm.
  • August 2: New French Summertime Sippers $5
  • August 9: Joto Sake - $5
  • August 30: Chateau Guiraud Sauternes! $5
  • September 6: Sparkling Wines of Jean-Louis Denois $5 - Poured by his son, Charles!
  • October 4: Peake Ranch Tasting $5 - Peake Ranch owns two properties in Sta Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County (John Sebastiano Vineyard and Peake Ranch), and one property in Santa Maria Valley (Sierra Madre Vineyard) totaling about 2,000 acres. Many highly regarded wine producers source grapes from them including: Kosta Brown, Brewer Clifton, Dragonette, Paul Lato, Siduri, Ken Brown, and many others.

    Join us as we taste through domestic greatness.

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings

     San Francisco Store - Thursdays from 5 to 6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • July 19: A with Schatzi Wines exploring Austria & Germany - $5


    2016 Julia Bertram Spätburgunder “Handwerk" $24.99
    2016 Altenburker Blaufränkisch "vom Kalk” $17.99
    2017 Leitz Pinot Noir Rosé $15.99
    2016 Stagård Grüner Veltliner “Handwerk” $22.99
    2013 Dreissigacker Riesling Brut $26.99
    2017 Leitz Dragonstone Riesling $15.99
  • July 26: A Tasting with Lioco Wine Company - $5
  • August 16: A very special tasting with Chateau Guiraud. - This world renowned producer from Sauternes will be featuring their dry white and dessert style Sauternes. A very rare tasting of current and older vintages. Not to be missed!

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

     Redwood City - Thursday Night Beer Tastings from 5-6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • July 19: Silicon Valley Beer Week $5 - Join Beer Buyer Jim Boyce for a Silicon Valley Beer Week pregame! We’re kicking off this year’s beer week with some of our favorite local breweries including Hop Dogma, Alpha Acid, Freewheel and more. Here’s the lineup:

    Hop Dogma Brewing Co. "Fides in Fermento" Imperial Stout, California (22oz) $11.49
    Freewheel Brewing "London Calling" Bitter, California (500ml) $5.49
    Cleophus Quealy Beer Company "Apricot Golden" Golden Ale Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Apricots., California (500ml) $9.99
    Hop Dogma Brewing Co. "Beaudacious" Double IPA, California (16oz cans) $3.99
    New World Ales "Honey, I Shrunk the Haze" Peach Hazy IPA, California (16oz cans) $4.49
    2018 Alpha Acid Brewing "Vanilla Rye Barrel Constrictor" Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla aged in Rye Whisky Barrels, California (375ml) $14.99
    2018 Alpha Acid Brewing "Rum Barrel Constrictor" Imperial Stout Rum Barrels, California (375ml) $12.99

    Walk in only. Line up subject to change.

San Francisco Friday Night Tastings

     San Francisco - Friday Night Tastings from 5-6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • July 20: A Tasting with Shaw + Smith - Wines from Australia - $5


    2017 Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills $19.99 br> 2015 Shaw + Smith "M3" Chardonnay Adelaide Hills South Australia $29.99
    2015 Shaw + Smith Shiraz Adelaide Hills South Australia $29.99
    2015 Shaw + Smith Shiraz Adelaide Hills South Australia $29.99
  • July 27: Champagne Friday with Champagne Ruinart! - One of our best selling Champagne houses, Champagne Ruinart, will be in our SF store to feature their renowned Blanc de Blancs and Brut Rose.
  • September 29: Champagne Friday with Veuve Clicquot! - It's Champagne Friday in San Francisco and Champagne Veuve Clicquot will be in house to pour a selections of their Brut's, Rose's and Demi-Sec and vintage champagnes! It isn't wise to miss a tasting with the world's most well known Champagne house!

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings

     Redwood City Store - Fridays from 5 to 6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • July 20: Te Whare Ra $5 - We will be featuring one of our favorite direct imports from New Zealand - Te Whare Ra! These Marlborough reds and whites are not to be missed.

    2016 TWR (Te Whare Ra) "Toru" White Field Blend Marlborough $16.99
    2017 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough $18.99
    2015 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Pinot Noir Marlborough $26.99
    2014 TWR (Te Whare Ra) "SV5182 - Single Vineyard" Pinot Noir Marlborough $39.99
    2015 TWR (Te Whare Ra) "SV5182" Marlborough Syrah $29.99
    2017 TWR (Te Whare Ra) "M" SV5182 Marlborough Riesling $19.99

    Walk in only. Lineup subject change
  • July 27: Champagne Friday $10 - Kick start your weekend with some fantastic Champagne poured by our buyer, Gary Westby.

    Stay tuned for the lineup!

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.

There's a web site out there listing local wine events in your neighborhood, whether you live in the SF Bay Area, the east coast, or somewhere in between. Now they're even listing international events! Visit localwineevents.asp for more information.