Can't make it SF this year for the Brumaire Natural Wine Festival? Let us bring a bit of Brumaire to you! Rockstar importer Jose Pastor and his natural wine posse will be in town - taste wines from Goya Garcia, Alfredo Maestro, Oriol Artigas and Noel Tellez alongside local favorites Chris Broomell of Vesper and Jody Towe of j.brix. Get your Natty on - starts at 5pm.
Join Melissa Lyons as she grabs control of the turntable and spins an eclectic mix from Radiohead to ABBA and back again...
Saturday, February 18th, 2:30-6:30
Join Jordan Kivelstadt, founder and head winemaker at Kivelstadt Cellars, to taste through the latest lineup of these delicious, terroir driven wines.
One stop shopping for all your Valentine's Day needs, featuring wine by Vino Carta and flowers by Huntress Florals, along with chocolates and other gifts. Taste through a selection of great holiday wines for only $15, then place your order for pickup on the 14th. Package discounts available, mix and match to make your own!
Winemakers Series Tasting: Black Sheep Finds
Launched with the 2005 vintage, Peter Hunken and Amy Christine produce a small portfolio of delicious wines tapped into the raw beauty of Santa Barbara Co. Join them at Vino Carta as they tip some bottles and talk the finer points of winemaking in SBC.
Thursday, November 17th - 5:30 - 8.
5 Wines - $10 - Snacks provided.
Holus Bolus 2014 Roussanne
Hocus Pocus 2013 Pinot Noir
Genuine Risk 2014 Red Blend
Holus Bolus 2014 'Franc de Pied' Syrah
Holus Bolus 2014 Syrah, Presq'uile Vyd
There's no better pairing than for all the flavors on your Thanksgiving table than Gamay from Beaujolais.
[ed. note.: Champagne is *as good* but not better...]
Whether it's tart and citrusy cranberry sauce, rich and juicy drumsticks or savory stuffing, Beaujolais hits a home run every time. And with prices that are incredibly reasonable for even the top wines, Beaujolais is a great choice for those large groups that run the gamut from wine-geeky Uncle Steve to 'I'll Have another' Aunt Alice.
Come explore these 5 great examples for your holiday table:
2015 Du Grappin Beaujolais-Villages
2105 Terres Dorees L'Ancien Vielles Vignes
2013 Anthony Thevenet Morgon
2015 Pierre Cotton Brouilly
2015 Yann Bertrand Fleurie Cuvee du Chaos
$15, Starts at 1pm.
Bring in your I Voted sticker and get $3 Glasses of Wine and 10% off all bottles.
Lord knows we'll all need a drink.
Noon - 10pm
Friday, November 4th!
Old World/New World Throwdown!
Hirsch Kammern Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria
Johan Estate Gruner Vetliner, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Claus Presinger Blaufrankisch, Burgunland, Austria
Trail Marker Wine Blaufrankisch, Lodi, California
Sunday, November 6th | 1 PM - 6 PM
Grapes aren't the only option for delicious beverages from fermented fruit juice. This Sunday's educational flight will explore cider from around the world. From 300 year old pear trees or foraged apples, find out what the world of Cider has to offer beyond Blackthorn.
Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Like a curator describing classical art technique or a studio technician discussing the nuances of sound, the verbiage associated with describing wine absorbs a certain slang- a kind of street talk that embraces a funky dialect associated with impassioned reactions to compelling wine.
Join Marc Stubblefield AND Evan Vallée as they discuss this patois and explain why certain words offer special meaning to describe the wines we love.