Tastings This Week

Joe Hirsch Pouring Pinot: Bohan Dillon and the San Andreas Fault

Why all of the young sons of extremely talented winemakers choose to work at Flatiron Wines and Spirits we're not sure, but we're certainly glad they do... Last year we were lucky enough to have Martin, son of acclaimed Rhone winemaker Eric Texier on staff, and now Joe Hirsch, whose father David founded Hirsch Vineyards out on the Sonoma Coast joins us as part of the Flatiron team. Read More »

Less Obvious (More Delicious) Thanksgiving Pairings

Begin the festivities with some Manzanilla style sherry...Unfined and unfiltered it has all the unique flavor characteristics imbued by the Misericordia vineyard...A perfect savory compliment to the hors d'oeuvres. Go international with some dry Tokaj from a Hungarian estate owned by the proprietors of Domaine Huet in Vouvray (who happen to be Chinese). Bright, mineral and very distinctive. Eyrie's delicious Pinot Gris is a no brainer for your American option, and a beautiful Spanish Garnacha, substantial yet balanced, could be just the Thanksgiving red you've been questing.. Read More »

Cote de Brouilly and Brouilly from Chateau Thivin

Cru Beaujolais is an essential all year round but we especially love it at the Thanksgiving table...It has the complexity to elevate your dining experience and the freshness to keep you going through the entire epic meal. On Saturday, we'll taste wines from the same producer, that hail from two adjacent crus. The first, Brouilly, situated on the flatter part of the land, is known for Beaujolais that's simple, delicious and easy to drink while wines from the Cotes des Brouilly (located on the slopes, from sites with better drainage and superior exposure) tend to possess more of that complexity we mentioned earlier... Of course, from a producer like Chateau Thivin, whose Brouilly comes from 45 year old vines planted in one of the few sloped areas of the AOC, there's sure to be plenty of wine that's both compelling and delightful enough for your holiday feast! Read More »

Sunday Spirits: Giffard, Creme de Violette

From the Loire Valley, an infusion of violet flowers and violet leaf extract...Stop in to taste in some aromatic cocktails! Read More »