Food • Wine
Riesling is a largely misunderstood wine here in the U.S.. For years we have only had access to cloying syrupy brands that don’t pair well with your tastebuds, much less your dinner. All that is changing as drier varieties begin their slow trickle into the country. In fact, contrary to what we see in the U.S., sweet rieslings are produced far less in Germany, as the German palate tends to favor dry wines. See the full post »
Food • Wine
Recently, I had the opportunity to meet Kathleen Inman, general manager and winemaker for Inman Family Wines at a wine pairing dinner at the Slanted Door in San Francisco. Her wines are extremely food friendly with little oak, and go down easy. Kathleen has shared her recipe for Crab & Scallop Cakes with us here, and suggests pairing her Endless Crush brut rosé with it for a light and festive meal. Check out the recipe and read what Kathleen had to say about “Endless Crush.” See the full post »
1. Event Info: Wine And Sunshine In Livermore Valley
“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco”
This tried and true quote is enough to wipe the summer smile off anyone’s face, however Women for WineSense SF is here to slap that grin back on! Soak up some rays (and great wine) during their Wine and Sunshine in Livermore Valley tasting.
On Saturday, July 27th 9:30am-5pm, they will escaping the city’s summer fog for an afternoon filled with fantastic vino and all the vitamin D you can handle. You will be whisked away from the city by the bay for tasting of 4 premiere Livermore wineries. This event includes:
- Round-trip transportation
- Bubbles on the bus
- A gourmet lunch (Check out the menu)
- Exclusive tastings and tours led by local experts
- Exclusive day-of discounts on wine purchases
- A wine swag filled gift bag and more!
Tickets are available for purchase now. Don’t delay because this event will sell out.
SF members: $80
Non-members: $95 (Become a member)
If you have any questions regarding the event, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s to soaking up sunshine and sipping in Livermore Valley! See the full post »
Sonoma is the place to be this weekend for the 3rd annual Gay Wine Weekend. Saturday night features one of the most awesome events ever to come to wine country, the Twilight T-Dance at Atwood Ranch with proceeds going to support Face to Face Sonoma County AIDS network. The evening begins with the VIP reception with delicious treats from Kinyon Catering, Cheese from Sheana Davis at the Epicurean Connection, freshly shucked oysters from The Oyster Girls and of course lots, and lots of wine. See the full post »
Each year the denizens of Napa come together for a common purpose, to raise money for healthcare and youth education nonprofits in Napa County at the Auction Napa Valley. The 33-year-old event is put on by the Napa Valley Vintners Association and is the event of the year. Top wineries create special wines for the Barrel Auction, and star chefs bring out their signature dishes for auction goers to sample. This year, it was hosted by Raymond Vineyards and boasted lots from Continuum Estate, Far Niente, and Trinchero Napa Valley. See the full post »
Second Glass’s Wine Riot, the US tour of wine events dubbed as two parts education and one part revolution, is is happening in San Francisco tonight! Wine Riot will take over the Concourse Exhibition Center in SF with 250 wines from around the world. Fueling your night of conquest is a tireless DJ, photo booth, temporary tattoos, and a few thousand of your closest friends. Wine Riot is an incredible event and is a testament to the vision of the founders “to create a fun, non-intimidating place where people could learn about wine.”
New to this Wine Riot is a Bubbly Bar and Wine 101 table.
Wine Riot San Francisco
- Opening Night: Friday, June 7, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Riot One: Saturday, June 8, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Riot Two: Saturday, June 8, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
To purchase tickets to Wine Riot San Francisco, click here.
Where else will you see Wine Riot?
- Wine Riot NYC September 20-21
- Wine Riot Washington D.C. TBD
- Wine Riot Boston October 25-26
- Wine Riot LA November 9
The Mission of Second Glass
We want you to drink more wine. Sure, wine can seem complicated, but in the end it all comes down to whether you like it or not. It’s that simple. Our goal is to give you the tools to find cool wine tastings, talk to experts, explore wine regions and constantly discover new favorites. You don’t have to use dorky wine-speak or spend a lot of time learning about wine to have fun with it. And we’re here to help.
Next week, one of the greatest events to hit wine country is happening in Sonoma County. It is Gay Wine Weekend put on by Out In The Vineyard, the premier LGBT focused wine country travel and event company. From the wine to the vines, this weekend is all about enjoying the best of what Sonoma County has to offer.
Wine & Dine OUT in Sonoma
Wine & Dine OUT are dinners featuring talented winemakers from around Sonoma County. Most of these dinners are sold out, but one featuring Enkidu Wines at The Epicurean Connection still has a few spaces left.
The Twilight T-Dance just may be the greatest event ever to hit wine country. Dance your heart out as the sun sets over the vineyards, and enjoy tasting wines from a wide variety of Sonoma wineries. The proceeds from this event will go to Face to Face the Sonoma County AIDS Network.
Big Gay Auction & Recovery Brunch
Breakfast and bidding go hand in hand on the final morning with the Big Gay Auction & Recovery Brunch. Bid on wine, winery tours and visits while helping to raise funds for Face to Face the Sonoma County AIDS Network.
Napa Valley’s annual renowned wine auction is here! Auction Napa Valley, which brings hopeful bidders from around the world, begins this week with official festivities beginning on Thursday with vintner-hosted welcome parties, followed by the Napa Valley Barrel Auction and vintner-hosted dinners on Friday. Finally, on Saturday, comes the Live Auction Celebration at Meadowood.
Can’t make it out to Napa Valley but want to join the festivities? Their E-Auction makes that possible and there is no shortage of incredible lots filled with verticals, large format, special dinners, one-of-a-kind experiences, and more.
The event, which last year alone raised $8 million, is put on by the Napa Valley Vintners with the funds going straight back into the community and since 1981 they have raised over $100 million.
For more information, visit the Auction Napa Valley website.
To participate in the E-Auction, click here.