Looking forward to the week ahead in San Francisco – November 26th 2018

Friends of Flatiron,

We hope all of you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Hopefully you didn’t indulge too much  as we have a full calendar of tastings and exciting offers in store.

In-Store Tastings:

Tuesday 11/27, Barolo Masterclass:  Do you want to learn about the difference between single clones of Nebbiolo or what sets the villages of Barolo apart from each other? If the answer is yes then our Barolo Masterclass is for you. We will be tasting through Barolo from a wide range of producers, villages, and crus to gain a deeper understanding of the region and will ultimately help you to choose the perfect Barolo for every occasion. This will be a sit-down, seminar-style tasting guided by our own Italian wine expert Floribeth Kennedy, who has been traveling to Piemonte and the villages of Barolo for over 2 decades. $79 a seat SOLD OUT!

Tuesday 11/27, Tasting with Paradigm Winery at 5pm: This is a great opportunity to taste a classic Oakville producer. Paradigm has been making wine since 1991 but the owners, Ren and Marilyn Harris, have owned the vineyards since 1976. A great winery to purchase a bottle or two from for those on your “nice” list. $10/tasting

Wednesday 11/28, Tasting with Charles de Cazanove Champagne at 5pm: The Charles de Cazanove brand, one of the oldest in Avize, has learned to combine tradition, modernity and dynamism through two centuries of dedication to Champagne. They also provide an outstanding value in a region that can sometimes be lacking in that category. We’ll be featuring the entire line of Cazanove Champagnes for you to try.  $10/tasting

Thursday 11/29, Tasting with Maison Veuve Clicquot Champagne at 5pm: We all know and love this global standard-barer of Champagne. Fitting for the brand that invented the riddling rack, the technology that made producing large quantities of great Champagne possible. Join us for a tasting of Veuve Clicquot’s “Yellow Label” Brut, Brut Rose and 2008 Brut Vintage Rose as well as the house’s Tete de Cuvee.  $10/tasting

Friday 11/30, Grower Champagne Extravaganza!During La Fete du Champagne this year, we were struck by how educational (and fun!) it was to taste so many incredible wines side-by-side. While our event is on a slightly smaller scale, it is certainly more manageable. We will be tasting over 50 champagnes from different producers across a variety of appellations. By the end hopefully you will have a sense of how complex and unique each champagne can be! This will be a walk around tasting in the shop both upstairs and downstairs.

The event is $45 per ticket which can be purchased by clicking the linked event name above. Space is limited so get your ticket before it’s too late!

In our weekly newsletter we’ll be featuring the wonderful Morgon “Les Charms Eponym'” from Jean Foillard, a unique Chardonnay from Languedoc made by Burgundian winemaker Thomas Pico, and a collection of wines made by young winemaker Chad Hinds from his label Methode Sauvage.

Cheers and happy holidays!

Your Friends at Flatiron Wines SF

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