April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011


Whatcha doing for happy hour this Friday April 29th? Come by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco for this casual wine tasting and charity event, ~WINES4JAPANSF~. The event is from 5:30pm-8pm, and is being completely organized by volunteers and through donations. All proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross.

An initial sample of wines that will be poured include: Cornerstone Cellars, Hirsch Vineyards, Von Holt Wines, Old World Winery, De Novo Wines, Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Vinos Unico, and Blue Danube. There will also be some great silent auction items (including a case of Cornerstone Cellars 2004 Howell Mountain cabernet sauvignon magnums). If you’d like to volunteer or donate something to the event, hit the organizers up on Facebook.

$20 in advance/$30 day of. Get your ticket now here.


Photo from Tres.

On Saturday April 30th, Liquor.com is throwing an exclusive ~TEQUILA GRAND TASTING~ at the newly remodeled Tres (formerly Tres Agaves), featuring more than 15 amazing tequilas and 3 signature tequila-based cocktails.

You can expect pours from: Milagro, El Tesoro, Partida, Don Julio, Herradura, El Jimador, Antiguo, Fortaleza, Corralejo, Case Noble, Corzo, and Chincano. They may also feature: Tequila Ocho, Charbay, Siete Leguas, Tres Agaves, Espolon, Cabo, Cazadores, Excellia, and Clase Azul.

There will also be some Jalisco street food and appetizers so you end up more arriba than abajo. Tickets are $45, be sure to use promo code TBLTQVIP. 4pm-7pm.


Main dining room at Butterfly; photo from Butterfly.

On Tuesday May 10th, Butterfly will host the seventh annual ~ROSÉ AVENGERS & PRODUCERS’ PINK OUT! SF~ event. The walk-around tasting will feature 40-plus classic still and sparkling rosés from throughout the world, accompanied by rosé-friendly Asian appetizers from chef Rob Lam. Guests are encouraged to wear pink attire (make it sassy!), and there will be some chill DJ grooves. There will also be a raffle and fundraiser for Mutineer magazine to help raise funds for its Clean Water Crusader campaign in support of A Child’s Right.

The wineries pouring (to date) include: AIX - Provence, Amorosa Bella, Azurwines, Bugay Wines, Château Beaulieu, Château d’Esclans, Château de Brigue, Château Roubine, Clos Saron, Cornerstone Cellars, Dacalier Wine Co., Dashe Cellars, Dunstan Wines, Freixenet, Gassier, Gloria Ferrer, Gridley Family Cellars, Isabel Mondavi, Kelley & Young Wines, Kristine Ashe Vineyards, Lorenza Rosé, Midsummer Cellars, Muscardini Cellars, Paradise View, Pedroncelli Winery, Pisoni Vineyards & Winery, Provence Rosé, Côtes de Provence, Robert Oatley, Segura Viudas, Six Sigma Ranch, Tablas Creek, and Urban Legend Cellars.

Tickets do sell out! $35 online in advance; $45 at the door if available.The consumer tasting is from 6:30pm-9pm, and credentialed media can come by from 3pm-6pm.

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