Meet Fritz Maytag of York Creek Vineyards

Arlequin Wine Merchant and Absinthe are pairing up for a pretty special evening this Wednesday, March 22: James Beard Foundation Honoree ~FRITZ MAYTAG~ of York Creek Vineyards (also proprietor of Anchor Steam Brewery and Anchor Distilling Co.) will lead a tasting of his estate offerings (you didn't know he has a premier mountain winery in Napa, did you?) at Arlequin. After the tasting wraps up at 7:30pm, a reception and winemaker dinner will be held next door at Absinthe.

The reception begins with cocktails featuring Anchor Distilling Co.'s Junipero Gin and Old Potrero Whiskey paired with light hors d'oeuvres. Dig into a five-course dinner prepared by Absinthe's Executive Chef Ross Browne. Pairing wines include Pinot Blanc '02, Tempranillo '03, Meritage Red Vertical ('02 & '94) and Port Blend '02. Except for Pinot Blanc, all York Creek Vineyards selections will be made available for retail purchase at a 10% discount at Arlequin Wine Merchant.

Meet Fritz Maytag of York Creek Vineyards
March 22, 2006

Arlequin Wine Merchant
384 Hayes St.
at Gough St.


Tasting 5:30pm-7:30pm

Reservations are not required
$10 tasting fee

Reception and Dinner:
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
398 Hayes St.
at Gough St.

R.S.V.P. 415-551-1590

Reception at 7:30pm
Dinner at 8pm

$140 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity)