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Friday, April 24, 2009

Wine Events, April 24-May 2

Posted By on Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 10:01 AM

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Friday, 4/24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: tasting of around 40 wines from the catalog of importer Louis/Dressner Selections split among three locations, $10:
  • Arlequin Wine Merchant

    (384 Hayes at Gough): French wines with Catherine and Claude Maréchal

    (Burgundy), Pierre and Pierre-Marie Luneau of Luneau-Papin (Muscadet),

    Eric Texier (Rhone Valley), François Pinon (Vouvray), and

    Claude-Emmanuelle and Louis-Benoît Desvignes (Beaujolais)

  • Biondivino Wine Boutique

    (1415 Green at Polk): Italian wines with Mauro Vergano of Chinati Vergano (Chinato and other fortified wines from Piemonte),

    Alessandra Bera of Vittorio Bera (Asti), Arianna Occhipinti (Sicily),

    Silvio Messana of Montesecondo (Tuscany), Cristiano Guttarolo (Puglia),

    and Francesca Padovani of Fonterenza (Montalcino)

  • 18 Reasons

    (593 Guerrero at 18th): French wines with Eric and Christine of Domaine de

    Bellivière (Jasnières), Jean-Paul Brun of Terres Dorées (Beaujolais),

    Christian Chaussard of Domaine le Briseau (Jasnières), Evelyne de

    Jessey of Domaine du Closel (Savennières), and Franck Peillot of

    Domaine Franck Peillot (Bugey)

Friday, 4/24, 4:30-6:30 p.m., K&L (638 4th St at Bluxome):

tasting of Australian wines with winemakers from Rocky Gully, Frankland Estate, Elderton, Hewitson, Wishing Tree, and others, $5

Friday, 4/24, 6:00-8:00 p.m., The Jug Shop (1590 Pacific at Polk):

tasting of beers from Deschutes Brewery, price TBA

Saturday, 4/25, noon-3:00 p.m., K&L (638 4th St at Bluxome):

tasting of Tuscan wines, $20

Saturday, 4/25, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Wine Club (953 Harrison at Oak Grove): tasting of Bordeaux wines, details and price TBA

Saturday, 4/25, 2:00-5:30 p.m., SF Wine Trading Co. (250 Taraval at Funston):

tasting of southern Rhone wines, $10

Saturday, 4/25, 4:00-6:00 p.m., The Jug Shop (1590 Pacific at Polk): tasting of organic wines from Lolonis Winery, $10

Sunday, 4/26, 3:00 p.m.-?, South Food + Wine Bar (330 Townsend at 4th): "Sunday Session" showcasing "some of down under's best Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir," $35 includes "Aussie cheese and nibbles"

Monday, 4/27, Spruce, 6:30-9:30 p.m.: four-course dinner with Talley Vineyards 2002, 2004, and 2006 estate Chardonnays and 2000, 2001, and 2005 estate Pinot Noirs, $130 (not including tax and tip), call 931-5100 to reserve

Wednesday, 4/29, 5:30-10:00 p.m. (open seating), Coco500 (500 Brannan at 4th): four-course "head to tail" lamb menu featuring wines from Berkeley's A Donkey and Goat, with winemakers Jared Brandt and Levi Hensel, $95

Thursday, 4/30, 4:30-6:30, K&L (638 4th St at Bluxome):

tasting of wines from Oakland's Dashe Cellars with winemaker Michael Dashe

Thursday, 4/30, 6:00-8:00 p.m., City Beer (1168 Folsom at 8th): tasting of beers from Allagash Brewing with founder Rob Todd, special releases available for purchase

Thursday, 4/30, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Arlequin Wine Merchant (384 Hayes at Gough):

terroir-driven French wines from importer Rosenthal Wine Merchant, $15

Friday, 5/1, 6:00-8:00 p.m., The Jug Shop (1590 Pacific at Polk):

Sake2Me tasting, details TBA

Saturday, 5/2, noon-3:00 p.m., K&L (638 4th St at Bluxome):

tasting of small, artisan-estate Champagnes, $20

Saturday, 5/2, 2:00-5:30 p.m., SF Wine Trading Co. (250 Taraval at Funston):


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