• Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    San Francisco's 10 Best Wine Lists

    San Francisco is one of the best places in the world to drink young wines, particularly those with attitude, from many different places. Sommeliers here are passionate and their wine lists reflect it. We don't have many older wines on lists because restaurants turn over so quickly that they don't ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Wine of the Week: Shake Ridge Red

    ​In Champagne, most big-name "houses" buy their grapes from multiple growers and blend them to achieve consistency -- Veuve is Veuve whenever you drink it. But if you talk to Somms in the city, you'll most likely find that they favor grower-producers, those wine makers who grow their grapes. Latel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Quivira Makes Jam, Not Just Jammy Wines

    ​Wines are often described as "jammy," but how often can you buy jam and wine from the same producer? Dry Creek Valley producer Quivira will sell you both, and some honey from the estate as well, with the help of some goats, bees, and manure-filled bull horns. The goats mow the lawn, the bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Pre-Auction Wine Tastings: The Best Deal in Wine

    ​ The only sure way to develop your palate for wine is to taste more. When you get the chance to taste older, rarer, or more expensive wines than you might normally dink, take it. That opportunity presents itself this Thursday at San Francisco Wine Center during the Wine Gavel pre-auction tastin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Cocktail Week Events for Thursday, Sept. 22

    Lou BustamanteSo much liquid nerdiness in such a beautiful space​Last night's Shaker & Flask event was like being in a picturesque fun house--the gorgeous space, old bric-a-brac, and the dozen or so stations with bubbling and smoking cocktail experiments magnifying the allure. Spherification, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Sonoma Report: Russian River's Belgian Flight, Iron Horse's Food Truck Fridays

    Jonathan KauffmanRussian River Brewing's Belgian-style beer sampler, $8.​ A few of my vacation days last week were spent rambling around Sonoma, passing from the beer world to the wine world and back again. The difference between the two connoisseur cultures always cracks me up: the Springsteen-pl ... More >>

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