06 June, 2009

Upcoming Bay Area Wine Events: Riesling, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir!



Brixchicks will, of course, be drinking mucho vino this month at all these amazing upcoming events. On June 8th I am kicking off the month with Destination Riesling, a tasting of the "exceptional" 2008 vintage of Rieslings from Germany, Austria and the Alsace. I better brush up on my Spatlese, Auslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, etc...

June 8th, Hagiwara Tea Garden @ Golden Gate Park, 1-5pm. For a ticket visit www.destinationriesling.com

June 14th:
I love Paella. When I heard there would be traditional Spanish Paella at the TAPAS event on June 14th I knew I had to go...TAPAS or Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society is holding their annual tasting of California-produced Ibero varietals (Tempranillo,Garnacha, Monastrell, Albarino, Verdejo, Touriga, etc.) www.tapasociety.org Tix are $45 and the event is being held at Fort Mason in SF. this year.

June 16-18:
During the week of June 15th New World Wine Importers are having a series of tasting of Waipara Springs Wines from New Zealand. Come try the highly-rated 2007 Pinot Noir and meet the winemaker Frank Manifold (he's a hottie.) Check the schedule at www.newworldwineimports.com

June 24th:
For those of you who like to take your wine at a trendy discotheque there is the Uncorked "Best of the Best" Tasting where you can try over 100 highly-rated and hard-to-find artisanal wines in one tasting. This takes place at Ruby Skye from 6-9, $40-50 per ticket (depending on when you purchase.) Visit www.uncorkedevents.com

June 24-28th:
And last but not least: Pinot Days. We have all been waiting for this annual pageant of poetic Pinot Noirs from the world over and nearly 200 producers will be pouring. This year the Grand Tasting takes place on June 28th but there are 4 days of events. Check out the schedule at www.pinotdays.com Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $50 and most of these events are taking place at Ft. Mason.

If I have forgotten anyone please let me know!! Happy Drinking!

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