Wine O'Clock News: Matthiasson at Central Kitchen, Italian Wines at William Cross, Bluxome Street Winery Expands

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Central Kitchen courtyard photo by Christopher Michel (photo via Facebook).

Fans of the fantastic Matthiasson Wines will want to head to ~CENTRAL KITCHEN~ for a winemaker dinner on Thursday September 17th. Jill Klein Matthiasson will offer pairing suggestions to go with the “let the kitchen decide” tasting menu ($75 per person, pairing is $55 per person), or purchase a special selection of wines by the glass at the restaurant and in Salumeria next door.

If you want to explore Italian wines from Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, and Lazio, come by ~WILLIAM CROSS WINE MERCHANTS~ on Wednesday September 16th from 6pm-9pm for a tasting of six wines; check out the flight here.

SoMa’s ~BLUXOME STREET WINERY~ is expanding with a pop-up tasting room/temporary annex in Ghirardelli Square’s Pioneer Woolen Mills building in fall 2015, targeting October/November for opening. They’ll be pouring their (mostly) cool-climate sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir from Sonoma and the Russian River Valley. It will be open daily 12pm-7pm, stand by for an opening date. Second level, 851 Beach St., Suite F-201A.