There are wine tastings, and then there are wine tastings. The annual Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Tasting is quite possibly my favorite big public wine tasting each year in San Francisco. Why? Because the quality of wines poured at this event is always second to none. Some of them are wines that many of us rarely get the chance to taste, because they are either too expensive or too difficult to find. Many others are simply just great examples of their particular region or grape variety. Paired with freshly shucked oysters and tasty bites from what the magazine rates as the best restaurants in San Francisco, you can’t go wrong.
But wait, there’s more! This year I’m partnering with the Top 100 event to offer 20 members of the public a special experience. Tickets for this event normally run $110. For a special price of $190 you can get admission to the tasting, a year’s subscription to the magazine, and a signed copy of my new book The Essence of Wine and admission to a talk by yours truly and editor Tara Q. Thomas of Wine & Spirits in advance of the tasting. This offer is limited to 20 attendees, in an effort to keep the experience intimate. For any of these special ticket holders who so desire, I’ll also be happy to guide you around the tasting to a few choice wines among those on offer that evening.
If you haven’t already picked up a copy of my book, this is a great opportunity for you to get one, either for yourself, or for another wine lover in your life, as well as to enjoy a fabulous evening of wine and food in San Francisco.
If you’re curious about the wines that will be on offer at this tasting, the list of Top 100 wineries has been announced. It’s a great lineup this year, as usual, with some of my favorite wineries in the world in attendance, including Dönnhoff, Schloss Gobelsburg, Moric, Famille de Perrin, Matetic, Krug Champagne, Errazuriz, and more.
Like many such events, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Baykeeper, an environmental non-profit focused on the health of the San Francisco bay ecosystem.
I hope you’ll come join us for the event,
2014 Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Top 100 Tasting
Tuesday, October 21 2015
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cityview at the Metreon
135 Fouth Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-255-7736 ext. 2 for more info
Tickets for general admission run $110 and are very worth it. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $150 that provide advance entry (at 5:30 PM). This event will likely sell out, so I recommend buying tickets ASAP. They can be purchased online at the event web site.