Winos, I have some updates for you! Am thrilled with the news that the beer and wine license for BRIGHT’S LES CLOS has kicked in, which means they have now extended their hours from 8am-12am daily (and nightly!). I can’t wait to start trying items on chef Shawn Gawle’s menu with some sick wines. It’s on. You can read our extensive piece about the project here. 234 Townsend St. at 3rd St., 415-795-1422.
Another beer and wine license that has finally made its way through is at BELCAMPO MEAT CO., so now their mighty tasty burger can be paired with a glass of barbera. Many of the wines are organic and sustainable, and come from California, South Africa, France, and Italy. The beer list also has some quality picks with a strong local showing, like Anderson Valley Stout, Racer 5 IPA, Almanac Honey Saison, and Magnolia Bitter (on tap). 1998 Polk St. at Pacific, 415-660-5573.
510 residents, you should know that natural winemakers Los Pilares (from San Diego) will be at THE HALF ORANGE for a party and tasting on Thursday October 9th. Winemaker Michael Christian will be pouring not just their 2011, 2012, and 2013 vintage reds, but also some of their experimental “garage wine.” 6pm. 3340 E. 12th St. at 33rd Ave., Oakland, 510-500-3338.
I recently received an email from the fine folks at BAY GRAPE announcing their new Bespoke Wine Club. I emailed back, asking where was the fizz option, and whaddya know, they added Marcia’s Fizz Club as an option. Ha! I had a good laugh over that one. Pop! 376 Grand Ave. at Elita, Oakland, 510-686-3615.