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

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? Check! Champagne for a celebration? Check!  Red wines and white wines too, of course. You can even browse our selection of rare and collectible wines. Don't see what you're looking for?  Give us a call (415-780-1405) and we'll help you find what you need! Read More »

San Francisco Store: Online shopping now available!

Friends of Flatiron: You can finally shop Flatiron Wines San Francisco online! Our friends at Banquet have built us a webpage where you can browse our (if we may say so ourselves...) awesome selection of wines and spirits, and place orders for delivery or pick up. And if you have any questions about what you see, you can give us a call (415-780-1405)--we'd love to chat! (Updated July 29, 2016) [caption id="attachment_9970" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Welcome to Flatiron Wines San Francisco![/caption] Hello Friends of Flatiron! We are thrilled to announce that our San Francisco store opened its doors for business yesterday evening!   Here's how to find us: Address: ... 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 »

SF: Cain Vineyard Tasting with winemaker Chris Howell

Saturday April 16th, 3-5pm If you've ever been up to visit Cain, you'll know that the vineyard sits on one of the most beautiful locations in Napa on the crest of Spring Mountain.  Just one look at the perfect vines and you'll come to have a sense of why the wines are so singular and delicious.  Drawing inspiration from his time in France, winemaker Chris Howell has been at the helm of production since 1990, and carries with him many traditions of old world winemaking.  Unlike many other Napa producers who abide by the "more is always better" philosophy, Howell and his team at Cain tend to pick their fruit earlier, so that the brightness and juiciness of the grapes are not lost to a later ... Read More »

SF: Loire tasting with Arnaud Lambert, Chateau de Breze

Thursday April 14th 5pm-7pm This week we are visiting the Saumur region of the Loire,  known for producing some of the most sought after Cabernet Francs in the world.  Chateau de Breze is located on the hill of Breze, a very unique location due to the soils and climate that meet here. Arnaud Lambert controls nearly 80% of the hill of Breze in Saumur and alongside Guiberteau, Rougeard and now Collier.  Come learn about the unique history of this region and sample some of the singular wines produced from Chateau de Breze. Read More »

SF Tasting: Banshee Wines with Noah Dorrance

Wednesday April 13th 5pm-7pm As we've already witnessed here in San Francisco, Banshee is one of our producers that consistently flies off the shelf as soon as it's stocked.  Started by 3 friends with a shared passion for wine, their goal was to fill a growing demand for high quality, delicious pinot noir and chardonnay at reasonable prices.  We think they've done quite a job and this week you can taste for yourself and meet owner/winemaker Noah at the shop! Read More »