SF Tasting: An Evening with Tadeo Borchardt

You might remember our first Neyers tasting in March with Bruce Neyers,  this time around we welcome winemaker Tadeo Borchardt and will be pouring a few wines under his label Camino as well.  Neyers continues to be one of our bestsellers in California creating wines that are organically farmed, expressive of their terroir, and most importantly affordable! Don't miss your chance to come and taste next week with the man behind the wines. Read More »

Flatiron Wines San Francisco: Online shopping now available!

Friends of Flatiron: You can finally shop Flatiron Wines San Francisco online!  Both Flatiron New York and Flatiron San Francisco now have full e-commerce capabilities, right on this page. But please note: you can only be in one store at a time—you can see whether you're shopping New York or San Francisco at the top right of your browser, and you can toggle back and forth by clicking there, too. We're super excited to be up and running online and look forward to hearing back from all of you as we continue to improve the experience. We really appreciate any feedback! A couple of notes about our site: When you’re in the San Francisco store you'll only see San Francisco's wines ... Read More »

Now entering Piedmont’s Golden Age… for drinking!

The dark age of Piedmont was the early 1990s. Fresh off the twin victories of 1989 and 1990, things just seemed to fall apart. The 91s and 92s completely sucked. The 93s were drinkable, but not great. The 1994s were worse. The 1995s were actually considered good, but only because the Piedmontese were dying to have something to celebrate. Then suddenly, everything changed. 1996 was a great Piedmont vintage. And since then every vintage has been either good or great, with the sole exceptions of 2002 and 2003. It’s not just Mother Nature that’s been kind. Producers have been steadily upping their game as well. Farming improved dramatically. Green harvests were introduced. Sorters were ... Read More »

Faury’s St. Joseph at Age 12: The Rewards of the “Reasonable Cellar”

I keep a “Reasonable Cellar.” Sure, I’ve got a treasure or two tucked away. But mostly I lay down under-$50 bottles. These are wines wines for drinking in the short- to medium-term. They don’t take decades to get to full maturity, so you get the payoff sooner. They're also great to cellar because you never really get a chance to buy examples with bottle age; nobody’s auctioning their collection of mature Sancerres (unfortunately). Most of these wines are for drinking 3-5 years out. And mostly they get drunk in that window. But one of the pleasures of keeping a cellar is that occasionally you stumble across an older bottle that you’ve completely forgotten about. Like, for example, ... Read More »

Sang des Cailloux: NYC meet-the-winemaker tasting tonight!

Serge Férigoule is at Flatiron Wines NY, 929 Broadway tonight from 5-7pm [caption id="attachment_10820" align="alignleft" width="382"] Serge and his mustache are visiting Flatiron NY tonight only![/caption] It’s a cool autumn day—perfect for the gnarly, wild, warming and delicious Rhone wines Serge makes on the “plateau des garrigues” in Vacqueyras. Garrigues, of course, is the wild herb blend that grows everywhere in this part of France. And you can taste it in Serge’s wines. You can also taste layers of dark fruit, minerals and animally goodness. The wines are intense and deep, but balanced and drinkable. Serge works organically, by hand, in a traditional manner. The ... Read More »

Raise a glass to Hugh Johnson

Flatiron Wines is delighted to announce that the legendary Hugh Johnson will be signing copies of the 40th Anniversary edition of his world-famous Pocket Wine Book at Flatiron Wines NY next Friday, October 14th from 4 to 7 PM.  To celebrate, we will be pouring four splendid English sparkling wines: Digby Fine English Reserve Brut 2010 Hush Heath Balfour Rose 2011 Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rose 2013 Bolney Estate Blanc de Blanc 2010 Please join us and raise a glass to Hugh!  Who doesn't want fine sparkling wine on a Friday afternoon? Read More »

Oregon Pinot Noir: A Chat with Jean-Nicolas Meo

A few months ago I promised to start exploring Pinot Noirs from Oregon. I drank a bunch of wines. I wrote up a blog post. My computer crashed and I lost all my work. I got demoralized and the project stalled. But it was reinvigorated by a recent visit from Jean-Nicholas Meo, of the great Vosne-Romanée domaine Meo-Camuzet. He has just released the inaugural vintage of his Pinot Noir from Oregon, the 2014 Nicolas-Jay, and he swung by to taste and chat. We covered a lot during our brief visit but here are the highlights: Meo didn't go to Oregon because of the weather but rather its diverse soils and the availability of interesting sites to work with. In addition to Oregon, Meo is interested ... Read More »

Upcoming Events at Flatiron Wines San Francisco

Updated Thursday Sept 8th 2016 Here are some upcoming events in our SF store, located just south of Market, on the edge of the Financial District: Flatiron Wines & Spirits, 2 New Montgomery St, San Francsico, CA 94105 Meet the Winemaker: Pablo Fallabrino from Vinedos de los Vientos Thursday Sept 9th 5-7pm We tasted some of his delicious and unique wines back in April but next week we'll have winemaker Pablo Fallabrino flying in all the way from Uruguay to help educate us about his winery. Started by a 3rd generation Italian family from Piemonte, Vinedos de los Vientos is still practicing old winemaking traditions and minimal intervention to produce wines that are expressive of the ... Read More »

Online shopping at Flatiron San Francisco now available

We're thrilled to be able to announce that our very own Flatiron Wines & Spirits San Francisco website is finally up and running. You can browse and shop for all of your wine and liquor needs right here, on this site! Of course, if you'd prefer you can still find us on banquet through your app or banquet's own website! Happy shopping! Update November 27, 2016 You can finally shop from Flatiron San Francisco online! Our San Francisco website is coming soon, but in the meantime, our friends at Banquet built us an online storefront where you can browse our selection of thousands of wines and spirits and order what you need for in-store pickup or delivery! Rose for your picnic? ... Read More »

New York Times Wine School, Provencal Rosé

Eric Asimov’s most recent New York Times' Wine School is online: Provencal Rosé. And again, we’ve got all three of the wines he featured! Commanderie de Peyrassol Côtes de Provence Rosé 2015, $18.99 (compare to $20 quoted in the Times) Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Rosé 2015 $14.99 Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2015 $29.99 We even have the Pibarnon in half-bottles for $16.99. These are long-time favorites at the shop. In fact we offered the Pibarnon in last week’s newsletter, and the Commanderie de Peyrassol earlier this month. What’s more, we’re having a free tasting tonight (Friday, May 2017 5-8pm) featuring another of the wines he mentioned, Terrebrune’s ... Read More »