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11.06.2004

Family Winemakers Tasting This Weekend

I've been travelling around the country on business so you'll have to forgive me my lapse in mentioning this earlier, but this coming Sunday and Monday, San Francisco plays host to probably one of the best public wine tasting events in California, the Family Winemakers Tasting.

This is a massive event for both the trade and the public with nearly 300 family producers pouring their latest stuff. "Family run" it turns out, is a fairly loose designation, as Mondavi Corp and Kendall Jackson seem to qualify, but in general, the majority of the producers are just what I like -- small wineries run by dedicated and wonderful people.

It can be a bit of a mob fest, especially on Sunday. Go early and get in line.

Family Winemakers Trade and Public Tasting
Festival Pavilion
Fort Mason
99 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco

Sunday 11/7:
Open to the Public: 12:00-4:00pm

Monday 11/8:
Open to the trade/media only: 1:00-6:00pm

Comments (3)

enoch choi wrote:
11.07.04 at 11:33 PM

be there tomorrow. and you? i'm bringing 2 friends. call me.

Bertrand wrote:
11.08.04 at 12:48 AM

Hope you report on that . Makes me think that when I'll visit California ( no plans for now ) , I'll try to do it when such an event takes place . Must be exciting . Paris soon has such a producers gathering ( Nov 25-29 ). I'll report about it .American wine amateurs planning a visit in Paris should definitely make it coincide with this Wine Salon...

Alder wrote:
11.08.04 at 8:30 AM

Betrand,

Good to hear from you. I'm tasting at the event from 1:00 to 6:00 today and will have a full report of how it goes.

Is there a website at which I can get information about this wine event in Paris ?

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