Beer and Wine Events: Hitachino at FPWM, Bruno de Conciliis at Locanda, Patz & Hall at Naked Kitchen


Chardonnay and pinot noir heaven. Photo courtesy of Patz & Hall.

This Friday May 29th, head to the ~FERRY PLAZA WINE MERCHANT~ for a night of tasting Hitachino Nest beers. The special tasting runs from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, and importer Michael Hartman will be on hand, talking about the beers and sharing limited-edition pours. The special flight for the evening includes five different beers, including the XH shochu cask-aged beer and Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale. In addition, anyone who purchases the flight will get 15 percent off any retail purchase of beers in the flight, sweet. Flights are $16 per person, no reservations or tickets required. 1 Ferry Building, Shop 23, at Embarcadero, 415-391-9400.

~LOCANDA~ is hosting Italian winemaker Bruno de Conciliis of Viticoltori de Conciliis on Wednesday June 3rd. His wines will be paired with dishes inspired by the Amalfi Coast and Campania. The menu will be available à la carte, and wine director Sally Kim will be available to help with pairings. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

Don’t forget the very special wine tasting co-hosted by tablehopper with Patz & Hall on Friday June 12th at 6:30pm. It’s at Naked Kitchen and includes a dynamic wine tasting led by Patz & Hall co-founders James Hall and Heather Patz, who will explore the intricacies of terroir and the diversity of chardonnay and pinot noir through a side-by-side comparison of five single-vineyard wines. There will also be charcuterie, custom-made with Patz & Hall wines by noted local charcutier Peter Temkin (Show Dogs, Foreign Cinema), plus local Sonoma cheeses. Tickets are available on Sosh and cost $65 per person, all inclusive. Don’t miss it, and see you there!