San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Six Wines. Sixty Minutes of Conversation.
We love wine and it flows through our veins. And while we are legally prohibited from giving blood transfusions, we do want to share our passion. So, every Tuesday evening, we will lead you through
a tasting of / dissertation on the greatest beverage on the planet (next to beer & mezcal, of course).
Tuesday, May 7th
-Loire Valley (France): while the Garden of Eden exists in only biblical terms, the Loire Valley’s beauty is apparent for all to see and enjoy. From the Chenin Blanc grape to Cabernet Franc +++, this region is God’s vinous garden.
Tuesday, May 14th
-Chianti (Italy): it is the classic wine growing region in Italy, an area steeped in history, a parcel of terra firma where the Sangiovese grape rises to extraordinary heights. It has thrown off its straw cloak and now proudly wears a mantle of authority.
Tuesday, May 21st
-Rioja (Spain): the wine world has seen many revolutions over the past 25 years but none greater than the mighty Spanish wine scene. And the Rioja region (where the Tempranillo grape dominates) has benefited absolutely from this infusion of new world vigor, all the while maintaining magnificent touchstones to its incredible history.
Tuesday, May 28th
-Douro Valley (Portugal): when one thinks of Portugal, the fortified wines of Oporto and Madeira immediately come to mind. But the country possesses the greatest number of unique grapes on the planet and the Douro River Valley makes some of the country’s most robust dry red table wines. This country is the future.
Tuesday, June 4th
-Central Otago (New Zealand): holy smogolies, is this wine area staggeringly beautiful! Located on the southern part of the South Island, this region is all about magic but with an underpinning of incredible terroir and perfect weather. And the Pinot Noirs are pretty damn extraordinary.
Tuesday, June 11th
-McLaren Vale (Australia): simply put, Australian wine is not what you think it is; it is so much better than all that. Balance, balance, balanced wine can absolutely be achieved in this country and all one needs to do is leave the giant brush of wine uniformity at home and recognize that Australia is a land of vastly different growing areas. South Australia is home to many classic wine areas with the McLaren Vale being a beacon for terroir, terroir, terroirists.