Events

FLIGHT NIGHT: Match The Wine To The Grape Variety!  

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It is a Leap Year, so come take a leap with us into the potentially unknown as the fun and games continue for our FLIGHT NIGHTS!. On this occasion we will pour a set of wines blind and provide you with a list of the possible grape varieties used to produce them. The game is to match the wine to the correct grape variety. If you pay some attention to the characteristics of the wines you taste and drink, eventually you can build up a set of cerebral index cards tied to those qualities. Many consumers do not believe they can perform this feat, and yet go through every day encountering smells and flavors that they recognize without even thinking about it.

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Merchants of Thirst Orange Wines  

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you Orange Wine-Curious? This evening will be a fine opportunity to explore this old-is-new wine category. Orange wines are usually made from white-skinned grape varieties, but during vinification the juice is left on the skins for an extended period of time. This gives the finished wines a deeper color - sometimes quite literally orange - as well as some of the texture more typical of a red wine. In our experience orange wines can be quite delicious, with a range of flavors not found in a wine made from the same vines in a more conventional manner. It is also true, however, that some orange wines are organoleptic train wrecks, usually because the producer paid insufficient attention to spoilage risks during production. We promise no train wrecks tonight!

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Match Game with Cellar-Worthy Red Wines  

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You do not have to have a wine cellar, or even be contemplating one, to enjoy this flight of fine red wines! Our definition of "cellar-worthy" is simply a wine that has the depth, complexity and structure to develop well if held longer term in a temperature-controlled environment - required if you want to preserve the quality of the wines being stored. Many of the wines on our shelves qualify, so this is a FLIGHT NIGHT we could stage many times over without repeating a wine. Equally important, "cellar-worthy" does not automatically mean that you can't enjoy the wines now. In fact many wines that qualify are quite delicious young.
 

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Cobb Wines  

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With Special Guest, Ross Cobb

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Farm Cottage Wines  

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With special guest, Ryan Alfaro

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Wines of Portugal  

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With special guest, Eugenio Jardim . . .

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Groundwork & Sans Liege  

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With special Guest, Curt Schalchlin . . .

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Scribe Winery  

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With special guests, the Mariani Brothers . . .

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Robert Sinskey Vineyards  

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With special guest, Robert Sinskey . . .

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FLIGHT NIGHT: American Cheesemakers  

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With our own General Manager Eric Miller . . .

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Quintodecimo  

Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With special guest, Chiara Moio, and one of our favorite Campania producers . . .

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Far Niente Wine Estates  

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With special guest, Carrie Campbell . . .

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Island Wines of the Southern Hemisphere  

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With special guest, Chris Spangler . . .

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Desire Lines  

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With special guest, Emily Rasmusssen . . .

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Blind Tasting - Match the Wine to the Price  

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The fun & games continue! We will pour 5 wines blind, you match the wine to the price point . . .

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Blind Tasting - Structure versus Flavor  

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Structure versus Flavor in wine, another in our educational blind tasting series. The American wine press loves to wax rapsodic when writing about wine, offering extensive descriptors of aroma and flavor. In our experience, consumers frequently find this more intimidating than helpful, and when they taste the same wine and fail to find the same flavors and aromas, they unfortunatelty conclude that they can't taste well. The simple truth is that nuances of aroma and flavor in wine are by far the most subjective aspects of tasting. Far more important, is to develop an understanding of basic structure in wine, as these qualities are easier to identity, are an essentil building block of tasting skill, and an important cornerstone for understanding your own preferences.

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Summer Solstice: Rosé all Day  

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Real men drink pink wine

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FLIGHT NIGHT: Bedrock Wine Co.  

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With special guest, Chris Cottrell

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March 13 | Events Industry Wine Match Game at Mission Bay Wine & Cheese  

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30PM

Join us at Mission Bay Wine & Cheese on March 13th to participate in one of our Wine Match Games!

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Price: Free

April 1 | Events Industry Wine Match Game at Mission Bay Wine & Cheese  

Date: Monday, April 1, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30PM

Join us at Mission Bay Wine & Cheese on April 1st to participate in one of our Wine Match Games!

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Price: Free