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Chris Brocway of Broc Cellars and Broadside Wines at Ferry Wine Merchant (Tasting 52)


 

And here is a winery I know nothing about. Hah and I thought I know a lot….

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Chris Brocway of Broc Cellars and Broadside Wines
Type:
Party – Bar Night
Date:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time:
4:30pm – 7:30pm
Location:
ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
Description
Join us Wednesday, April 21st, from 4:30-7:30pm, when we welcome Chris Brockway of Broc Cellars & Broadside Wines to our Wine Bar. Broc Cellars was nothing more than an idea not that long ago about making wines that were “site specific”. Where the wines true character came from using only sustainably, organically, or biodynamically grown grapes from areas that most would consider marginal climates. Broc Cellars’ focus is primarily on Rhone varietals with a little Petite Sirah thrown in for fun. Broadside Wines combines the talents of winemakers Chris Brockway of Broc Cellars and Brian Terrizzi of Giornata with the same non-intervention philosophy as Broc Cellars. They harvest at lower sugars, employ native fermentation and use little to no new oak. In other words, they let the wine shine through and taste as it was intended. We love that concept! Broadside specializes in clean, pure wines that are reasonably priced, made for drinking, not collecting. Right on!

We know you will enjoy meeting this dedicated winemaker and you won’t want to miss this opportunity to taste through this distinctive lineup of some of the cleanest, tastiest wines around. So come join us and help us welcome Chris Brockway to the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant. It promises to be a memorable tasting of truly delicious and righteous wines. Just as his wines are reasonably priced, this tasting is truly a bargain, particularly for the quality of wines in the bottle. Chris has once again proven himself the champion of pricing sanity. Thank you.

 

The featured wines are served as two ounce glasses. If you find a favorite and would like a full glass just ask your bartender. The wines will be available for retail sale while supplies last…

The cost of the flight will be $20 and will include the following wines:

2008 Broadside “Wild Ferment” Chardonnay, Edna Valley
Retail $18.50, 5oz. glass $8

2008 Broadside “Margarita Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
Retail $18, 5oz. glass $7.75

2006 Broc Cellars “Ventana Vyd” Grenache, Monterey
Retail $25, 5oz. glass $9.50

2007 Broc Cellars Vine Starr Red Wine, California
Retail $25, 5oz. glass $9.50

2007 Broc Cellars “Philary Vineyard” Syrah, Napa Valley
Retail $75, 5oz. glass $22

Receive 15% off your retail purchase of these wines the night of the tasting!

Hope to see you all there!
Debbie, Peter, Bo and the entire FPWM team.

*This post belongs to this week’s edition of Wine by Cush Magazine blog and published early in World of Cush also.

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Gerald Hirigoyen Food and Wine Pairing Class & Book Signing (Tasting 51)


 

Here is a late notice tasting for you…..

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Type:
Education – Class
Date:
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Time:
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
Description
Basque by the Book: Food & Wine Pairing with a Master Chef: Gerald Hirigoyen: $90* or $70 without a copy of the book

Wednesday, April 7th 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Port Commission Hearing Room
2nd floor of the Ferry Building, San Francisco

Instructors: Chef Gerald Hirigoyen and Debbie Zachareas

$90* (Including an autographed copy of his book)
$70 (for Class Only without the book)


An Evening Exploring Food and Wine Pairing with Chef Gerald Hirigoyen and the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant!

Gerald Hirigoyen, chef-owner of Piperade and Bocadillos in San Francisco, and expert Basque Chef will be preparing five exquisite dishes from recipes in his new book, Pintxos: Small Plates in the Basque Tradition. Ferry Godmother of Wine, Debbie Zachareas, partner in Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant will be partnering with Chef Gerald to find illuminating wine matches for this exciting, traditional cuisine. She will be offering five unique and delicious Spanish wines to expertly pair with these Old World flavors. There will be a lively, interactive discussion of the pairings, the recipes and their preparation, and an in-depth exploration of the wine and its region. In addition, each class attendee will receive an autographed copy of Gerald Hirigoyen’s highly acclaimed cookbook: Pintxos: Small Plates in the Basque Tradition. Come taste the magic of Basque country, one of the most respected cuisines on Earth, learn the secrets of preparing these delicious morsels, and even have your picture taken with the Chef. What a night! Join us in the Port Commission Hearing Room at the Ferry Plaza Building for a fun evening of taste explorations!

Dishes prepared during this class will include:

Snapper Ceviche
Deviled Eggs and Shrimp
Seared Beef with Piquillo Pepper and Shallot Jam
Salt Cod with Piperade
Chicken Thighs with Spicy Basque Ketchup

To guarantee the quality of your experience, seating is limited. Reservations are required, and will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis. We will gladly refund your reservation with at least 48 hours notice. Please call the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant at 415-391-9400 or email nick@fpwm.com.

Stay tuned for these exciting classes coming up very soon:

Napa Cabernet Intensive With Andy Erickson and Annie Favia on May 5th $70

Pinot Noirs from the Hirsch Vineyard with David Hirsch on June 2nd $55

Also, don’t miss the complete schedule of our highly popular Ferry Plaza Wine Classes in San Francisco, at 6:30 pm in the Ferry Building’s Port Commission Hearing Room.

*This post belongs to this week’s edition of Wine by Cush Magazine blog and published early in World of Cush also.

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Fritz Winery Invites You to Become a Winemaker for a Day! at Press Club (Tasting 50)


 

Join Fritz Winemaker Brad Longton on May 15th from 3pm-6pm at the Press Club for a one of a kind experience in winemaking where you will create your very own Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Each participant will blend their own wine through sampling, experimenting and using the actual tools of the trade. You will be provided with tastes of the newly released Fritz & Lost Canyon 2008 Pinot Noirs to expand your palate and various food pairings to awaken your senses. Following the event Fritz Winery will bottle your Pinot Noir and ship you 2 bottles just in time to show off to your friends or submit to Robert Parker…

The cost for this special event is $150.

Space is limited to 15 guests, so please make sure to reserve your seat early!

To reserve your seat in person, please visit Press Club:

20 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103.

*This post belongs to this week’s edition of Wine by Cush Magazine blog and published early in World of Cush also.

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DOMESTIC PILSNER SMACKDOWN at Jugshop (Tasting 49)


 

Pilsner never was my beer but can be quite good if well-made. Then who cares for my opinion if I don’t prefer Pilsner? Here is a tasting for you.

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Join us tomorrow night for a Pilsner battle royal. We will taste six domestic pilsners (don’t worry all craft brews) and crown a Jug Shop champion. We recently held a blind tasting with a few media and beer industry folk and we know what they chose. Let’s see what you all love.

Eric Cripe
Jug Shop Beer and Spirits Manager
Certified Cicerone

 

Domestic Pilsner Smack Down
The Jug Shop Tasting Bar
6:30p-8:30p
Friday, April 2nd
$5 per person

*This post belongs to this week’s edition of Wine by Cush Magazine blog and published early in World of Cush also.

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French Wine Scholar Program (Training)


 

Here is an interesting training if interested in French Wine……………….

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Dear Wine Professional,

Below you will find information from San Francisco-based Discover Wine & Spirits, who in conjunction with the French Wine Society, is offering certification classes in the new French Wine Scholar program. The French Wine Scholar program is the only program of its kind in the U.S. that helps members of the wine trade and serious wine hobbyists master the area of French wine.

The courses include four Saturday sessions, followed by an exam, as well as a 250-page manual. Each class will also include a tasting of 10 or more wines. The cost is $695 per person, but group and industry discounts may apply.

There will be two locations in the San Francisco Bay Area for this program starting in May.

San Francisco: Classes will be held at 3200 California Street/xPresidio in San Francisco. Course dates are May 15, June 5, 12 & 26, 2010. Exam will be held July 10, 2010.
Napa: Classes will be held at Napa Valley Marriott, 3425 Solano Avenue, Napa. Course dates are July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2010. Exam will be held August 7, 2010.
To register for the French Wine Scholar program or to find out more information, please visit:
http://www.discoverwineandspirits.com/french_wine_scholar_course.html.

*This post belongs to this week’s edition of Wine by Cush Magazine blog and published early in World of Cush also.

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Nirvino Wine Series (Tasting 49)


 

I did say I post all event notices I receive……………

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“Urban Wineries”

Why fight traffic all the way to Napa when you can taste amazing wine made right here in the city?

On Tuesday, March 30th, we’ll be hosting an exclusive tasting on wine made at Urban Wineries in San Francisco, Treasure Island and Oakland. Next time you’re looking for a first-class wine tasting experience, you’ll now have the in with some of these distinctively Urban Wineries which don’t require a long drive or an expensive night’s stay in a B&B.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: SOM. (2925 16th Street – between Mission & South Van Ness)

Tickets: $10 with RSVP, $20 at the door with no RSVP

RSVP HERE

Urban Wineries Participating (more TBA):

Blue Cellars
Vie Winery
JC Cellars
Dashe Cellars
Donkey And Goat Winery
Periscope Cellars
Tayerle Wine
Wattle Creek Winery
Foggy Bridge Winery

Small bites by Bar Bambino

*This post belongs to this week’s edition of Wine by Cush Magazine blog and published early in World of Cush also.

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Ted Lemon of Littorai at Ferry Wine Merchant (Tasting 47)


 

Here is another tasting for you…………..

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Ted Lemon of Littorai
Date:
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Time:
4:30pm – 7:30pm
Location:
Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
Description
Join us on Wednesday, March 31st, from 4:30-7:30pm, as we welcome special guest Ted Lemon, owner and winemaker of the legendary Littorai Wines. We are honored to welcome Ted as our featured winemaker and are proud to be able to showcase such elusive and distinctive wines that are simply never available in a retail setting. Littorai Wines are among the most elegant, complex wines made in California, are highly allocated and are only available directly from the winery and in restaurants. What a coup!

Littorai Wines was founded in 1993 by Heidi and Ted Lemon to produce vineyard designated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the true north coast of California: western Sonoma and western Mendocino Counties. To say the least, they have achieved their goal. In a short period of time their wines have received an avalanche of critical praise and the winery has a growing roster of avid fans.

The word Littorai is the plural form of the latin word for coast: Litor. This geographical reference reminds us that wine should have a sense of place to be distinctive. The French call it terroir, the Lemons just consider it part of their core belief in producing wines of superb quality that reflect their source. It is no surprise to discover that Ted Lemon began his studies in Burgundy at the Universite de Bourgogne and apprenticed at several great Burgundy houses. Luckily, he has remained true to his roots. In Littorai, Ted’s winemaking sensibilities have come together with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the cool climate of the Northern California coast to create something truly and uniquely marvelous.
Don’t Miss This Eventful Tasting!

We know you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to taste the superb wines of Littorai at Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant. So come down and help us welcome Ted Lemon as he guides us through a flight of his exceptional wines.

MARCH MADNESS continues at Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant and Oxbow Wine Merchant! We will be showing all of the games available on all of the big screen, high-def TV’s at the Ferry Plaza Wine Bar and at our sister store in Napa, Oxbow Wine Merchant. Come on down and join us for a tasty beverage and some game time snacks and enjoy all the thrills that the NCAA Basketball Tournament has to offer! Showing today all the way through to the Championship Game on April 5th. See you there.

The featured wines are served as a series of two ounce glasses. If you would like a full glass just ask your bartender. The wines will also be available for retail purchase while supplies last….

The cost of the flight will be $35 and will feature the following wines:

2007 Littorai Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Retail $70, 5oz. glass $20.75

2008 Littorai Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Retail $41, 5oz. glass $13.50

2007 Littorai Savoy Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
Retail $65, 5oz. glass $19.50

2007 Littorai Roman Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
Retail $70, 5oz. glass $20.75

2007 Littorai Hirsch Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Retail $70, 5oz. glass $20.75

Hope to see you all there!
Peter, Bo, Jeff, Debbie and the entire Ferry Plaza team.

Also, don’t miss the complete schedule of our highly popular Ferry Plaza Wine Classes in San Francisco, at 6:30 pm in the Ferry Building’s Port Commission Hearing Room.


Click Wine Bar for the complete Wine Bar Event Schedule. Many of our wines are available online at FPWM.com

*This post belongs to this week’s edition of Wine by Cush Magazine blog and published early in World of Cush also.

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