The Wine SIG made sure the start of the holiday season was a festive one at our last gathering of 2016, which focused on wine cocktails. On November 14, twelve lucky members gathered at Jennie Schacht’s home in Oakland to taste some unique holiday wine cocktails, researched and prepared by Jennie herself. Our gathering […]
by Laura Martin Bacon
On a sunny Saturday in late September, creative ideas and seasonal flavors bloomed as our Wine SIG embarked on a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure at St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery. The theme “Veggies + Vino” conveyed the essence of this vineyard-and-garden-to-table odyssey, taking us from a multi-sensory tour of the winery’s […]
It was a perfect summer’s eve on Monday, July 18, when ten members of the SFPFS’s Wine SIG gathered at Kara Nielsen’s charming home in Oakland and tasted a round-up of rosés.
Bob Anderson sourced the wines and presented them to the group. We sampled eight wines, ranging in color from pale apricot to Hawaiian […]
You’ve no doubt seen the Blendtec videos that ask the question, “Will it Blend?” In the case of Merlot, the focus of our May Wine SIG tasting, the answer is a resounding “yes!”
Our sensory tour guide, Sean Timberlake, wrote a well-researched presentation on the grape, its history, production and price trends—so thorough that I […]
Wine SIG: Wines of Uncertainty
November 16, 2015 at the home of Rene Matthew
Coordinated by Victoria Green
Review by Sean Timberlake
We all have that stray bottle, hanging around. Perhaps bought impulsively while traveling years ago, or a gift, or perhaps aged too long. The contents of every bottle are somewhat unknown, but these are downright uncertain.