A Couple of Fab Wine Events and Classes in September (and Beyond)


The lovely bar at Heirloom Café. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

On Sunday September 16th make your way to ~HEIRLOOM CAFÉ~ for a very special wine dinner. Hirsch Vineyards of the Sonoma Coast will be pouring six of their 2010 wines alongside five courses of chef Matt Strauss’s simple and elegant seasonal cooking. You can take a look-see at the menu and pairings here. The wines will include chardonnay and pinot noirs from multiple Sonoma Coast vineyards. Because 2010 was such a cold year in California, the wines from this vintage have a character distinct from typical California pinot noirs. These pours will likely possess more Old World qualities, including higher acidity and lower alcohol, so all you lovers of European wines who are pretty sure you hate California “fruit bombs” should check it out. Tickets are $105, and include food, wine, and gratuity, but not tax, and the dinner will begin at 6pm.

Then, throughout the autumn, Mick Cameron of Slave to the Grape will be teaching a seven-part series of wine classes at the ~INTERNOS WINE CAFÉ~ in the Richmond. The classes will all be on Sundays at 5pm, beginning on September 30th. The series is all about “The Great Wine Regions of France” and each class will focus on a different (and alliterative!) region, from “Rockin’ Rhone” to “Amazing Alsace.” The class cost varies, from $45 to $55 per person, and includes tastes of four to six wines. Tickets and details can be found here. 3240 Geary Blvd. at Parker, 415-751-2661.