February 9, 2010

February 9, 2010

Hooray for bubbles! Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Steve Sherman at ~WILLIAM CROSS WINE MERCHANTS~ is at it again: this Wednesday’s tasting is going to feature one of my favorite things to drink: sparkling rosé. In honor of our upcoming Hallmark holiday, he is going to be pouring a flight of five sparkling rosés and one still rosé: Gruet Brut Rosé New Mexico, Roederer Estate Rosé Anderson Valley, Lucien Albrecht Rosé Crémant d’Alsace, Paul Déthune Grand Cru Brut Rosé Champagne, 2008 Etude Rosé of Pinot Noir Carneros, and 2009 Elio Perrone Bigaro Sparkling Dessert Rosé Italy.


Flickr photo by Grégory Tonon.


That dang Dr. Champagne is at it again: Jerry Horn is going to be hosting another one of his stoo-pen-dous French Champagne dinners, this time at ~RESTAURANT PICCO~. The four-course dinner starts at 7pm. Here’s the lineup o’ temptation from chefs Bruce Hill and Chris Whaley:

hamachi crudo, blood orange, evoo, crispy onion, tarragon
Egly-Ouriet Premier Cru, Brut, “Les Vignes de Vrigny”, NV

chilled lobster, Italian burrata, lentils, arugula, caviar
Jean Vesselle, Brut, Oeil de Perdrix, NV

slow cooked salmon, roasted turnips, cippolini, thyme, brioche sauce
Deutz, Blanc de Blancs, 2002

veal braised and roasted, cannellini beans, black chanterelles
Louis Roederer, Brut Rose, 2004

Yeah, it’s a beaut. You’ll need to download the form from the site, or call to reserve your seat. There are only a limited number of seats available, so get on it.


San Francisco’s second annual ~AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 SIPS~ wine tasting by Bottlenotes returns to ~CRUSHPAD~. Guests attending the walk-around tasting can try over 80 wines from boutique and estate wineries around the world, including France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, California, Israel, Lebanon and even Thailand. There will also be premium cheese from Artisanal to taste, a raffle to benefit Spark, and the chance to meet local winemakers.

tablehopper readers get $10 off the advance ticket price: use the code TABLEHOPPER for your discount!

(You can also read about Crushpad’s just-announced move to Napa Valley on their blog.)