Central Kitchen courtyard photo by Christopher Michel (photo via Facebook).
Raise a glass to local winemakers at ~CENTRAL KITCHEN~ with a series of wine dinners featuring different local producers and experts. Each dinner is limited to 12 seats, so these should be intimate opportunities to chat with wine folks about their best stuff. Each evening will have two seatings, one at 6pm and the other at 9pm. Reservations are $200 per person, including gratuity but not tip, and can be purchased by calling 415-826-7005 or via email.
On Wednesday October 3rd, Kevin Wardell of Bergamot Alley wine shop in Healdsburg will be the guest, talking about various wines and how to select them.
Catch John Lancaster and Rob Perkins of Skylark Wine Company on Wednesday November 24th for a conversation about their wines and varietals.
Mick Unti of Unti Vineyards will be on hand Wednesday November 28th, talking about his small, family-run winery and their vineyard-driven wines.
Last but not least, Chrystal and Steve Clifton of Palmina will be the guests on Wednesday December 19th.
Then check out the obscure and way cool orange wines of Friuli, a part of Italy right next to Slovenia. ~PERBACCO~ and the North American Sommelier Association will be hosting a seminar and tasting on these orange, er, black sheep of the wine world on Saturday October 27th, taught by Mauro Cirilli. It begins at 10:45am, so be sure to get breakfast first. Tickets are $55 for the general public, and $45 for NASA members.