San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for our March mingle pop-up tasting of new releases crafted by San Francisco based wineries from both Treasure Island and SOMA paired with some nifty nibbles. Sample a range of wines from five artisan wineries. Vintners and reps will be present to pour. We'll also evaluate the vino to pick our favorites, plus bid on wines to raise funds for One Brick.
During the evening, We will
- hold a walk around sampling of releases from our guest wineries paired with an array of appetizers
- select favorite wines from the participating producers (see our blog describing some past 'competitions'),
- auction off "best of the best" wines from the Cabernet Shootout Challenge and Pinot Summit together with some whites and a selection of winery tours to raise some income for our designated charity
- utilize the ABC approved Third Party Provider system to sell wines being poured for attendees to take away or have shipped
Our monthly wine mingles seek to offer occasions for people to socialize over new and different releases. Why nurse a glass of a single varietal or be limited to a flight of three wines with some munchies at a high-markup wine bar when for the same amount of money you can enjoy and learn about a range of wines from the vintners and winery reps while chatting with old and new friends and enjoying some nifty nibbles.
The 'citizen judge' tasting panel format is based on the premise that those who buy wines for dinner or a special occasion should evaluate current releases not the "gatekeepers" or tastemakers who "curate" wine selections.
We believe that a limited number of wines have an appeal to a cross section of different consumer palates, but less often please the refined tastes of the wine pros. We want to offer attendees the opportunity to decide on their choices which we believe represent the tastes of other consumers.
When & Where
Bay Area Wine Society/wine.coop/PAIRINGS
PAIRINGS offers similar services to assist other organizations with fundraising.