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Monday, May 28, 2012

Wednesday Night Pouring at Food Inc. Trattoria SF

Please join us on Wednesday from 5-8pm at Food Inc. Trattoria in San Francisco for their monthly wine tasting and pairing night. Muscat, Sangiovese, Aglianico and Sagrantino will be featured and bottles will be for sale at a special price. Special paired plates will be offered with the wines as well. 

For more information please visit Here.

Food Inc. Trattoria is located at 2800 California Street by Divisadero.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Friday Night Wine Pairing Menu - Liguria

Please come join us as we cook a regionally-focused meal every month with a wine pairing.

Friday, May 18, 2012
5 - 7 pm
$20 flight plus food, $15 wine club members

This week you get a double bonus if you join us - our street will be closed and it will be featuring local businesses and wineries showcasing locally produced goods and wine! It may be busy though so please RSVP.

Omaggio a Liguria

 Muscat (New Release!)
Chickpea fritters with bay scallops

Artichokes 2 ways (or more)
Fingerlings, mushrooms, estate olive oil

Barbera (New Release!)
Gnocchi with walnut pesto and prawns

Moscato Dessert Wine
Ricotta raviolo  

Rosa d'Oro tasting room located at 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville, Ca. 95451
to RSVP please email or call 707-279-0483

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tiburon Wine Festival

If you are in the Bay Area please visit us at the Tiburon Wine Festival on Saturday from 1 - 4pm - a perfect day to try the new Muscat and new vintage of Sangiovese

Driving Directions
After exiting Highway 101, take Tiburon Boulevard (Highway 131) east until you reach the tip of the peninsula. As you approach Main Street, the downtown hub, you'll find the Boardwalk Shopping Center on the right and Point Tiburon Plaza to the left. Park your car at one of several lots then leave it. Tiburon is a pleasantly walkable destination. For a helpful map, pick up a self-guided historical walking tour brochure (free) from the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society in the Donohue Building on Paradise Drive (also available in racks throughout town). Or visit the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce office in Ark Row, upper Main Street.

Welcome to Tiburon!

Tiburon's fascinating history and natural beauty also provide a variety of unique attractions. In Tiburon, the 1884 Tiburon Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum—the only dual-use railroad terminal to survive west of the Hudson River—is on the National Register of Historic Places. Old St. Hilary's, a Carpenter Gothic church set in the midst of a wildflower preserve, was built in 1888 and offers stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.
Ark Row, former houseboats on Tiburon Lagoon before it was filled in the 1940s, now houses restaurants and shops along upper Main Street. Tiburon Playhouse, site of the Tiburon International Film Festival, shows first-run domestic and foreign films. Windsor Vineyards, the only tasting room for this award-winning winery, offers wine tasting. And in Belvedere, the China Cabin is the restored Social Saloon of the SS China (1866), a national maritime monument with a gilded Victorian drawing room.

Source: Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society
Tiburon Ferry Schedule for 2012 (thru May 13, 2012)
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Mountains of olive prunings to burn

Nebbiolo 10 days ahead of everything else

Handsome Aglianico (and Mt. Konocti)

Barbera plus wind machine

Messy messy Dolcetto I hate so much

SF City Hall from last week's Burgundy tasting (i just like it)