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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bar Bambino Wine and Cheese Tasting Promises to Go Beyond Beyond Mere Noshing

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2009 at 3:56 PM

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While cheese and wine events are a dime a dozen in San Francisco, it's not every day there's a tasting with the added value of education. Assuming the average wine-addled brain can soak up some learning, you might just leave the May Cheese and Wine Tasting at Bar Bambino (2931 16th St. at South Van Ness) a little smarter than you arrived. Subtitled "Taste + Learn: Where Do Cheese and Wine Come From?," the afternoon session promises to probe the finer points of wine and cheese production, with plenty of hands-on experience.

Bar Bambino cheese- and cured meats-monger Colin Shaff will explore how various animal milks are treated during cheese production. Christopher Losa, the restaurant's owner and wine director, will plumb wine making's great schism: old-school terroir-driven methods versus what he called a more "hands-on modern approach." It's happening this Sunday, May 31, 3-5 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. E-mail Bar Bambino or call 701-8466 to secure a spot.

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