There’s a reason that I publicize large tasting events here on Vinography. There’s simply no better way to learn about wine than to wander around for a few hours tasting many multiple examples of the same grape or wines from the same region.
Pinot Noir has been hot since Sideways made the grape a household name, and there are a couple of tastings every year that allow wine lovers to completely immerse themselves in Pinot. Perhaps foremost amongst these opportunities is a tasting known as PinotDays, where every year, members of the wine-drinking public can spend an afternoon wandering in a sea of Pinot Noir, as scores of different producers (primarily California, but also Oregon and occasionally elsewhere) offer their wines for the tasting.
This year’s event takes place this coming Saturday at San Francisco’s Westfield Shopping Centre on Market Street. If you love Pinot Noir, it’s hard to think of a better way to spend a few hours than wandering around tasting great juice.
13th Annual PinotDays San Francisco 2017 Grand Tasting
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Bespoke at Westfield
845 Market St #450
San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)
Tickets are $75 for the grand tasting, and an additional $25 for VIP (read: early) access to the tasting. But wait, I’ve got a deal for you! Enter the promo code VINOG17 for a 33% discount. Who loves you baby?
Get your tickets here.
My usual tips for such public tastings apply: get a good night’s sleep; go with a full stomach; drink lots of water; wear dark clothes; and remember to spit!