YOUR WEEKLY NEWS & UPDATES
Things to be excited about: our fall classes! Booze classes are the best kinds of classes, in our opinion. Cognac & Blues with Matthew Skoller is coming up soon - less than a month away. Grab a ticket while you still can. See below for a quick primer on Cognac to get you warmed up for the event.

And now... announcing a much anticipated November event: we will be welcoming Andrew Jones , the highly prolific winemaker behind the Field Recordings, the Fableist, Alloy, and Wonderwall labels. He will be here to taste through his many wines and share his wealth of Central Coast knowledge. This is one not to be missed. Stay tuned for more details and a ticket release date next week.

UPCOMING EVENTS
COGNAC & BLUES
with Matthew Skoller

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16TH
6:30-8:30PM

FOR TICKETS & MORE INFO

FALL GRAND WINE TASTING
DOORS OPEN AT 1PM
We are in the process of clearing the waitlist - if you were on the list, watch your email for some happy news.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH
1:00-4:30PM

FOR TICKETS & WAITLIST INFO

GROWER COGNAC 101
Basically, four big names dominate the Cognac industry: Hennessy, Martell, Courvoisier, and Remy Martin. This is usually the extent of the normal drinker's Cognac familiarity. For good reason: Hennessy alone is responsible for 50 million bottles a year and over 40% of Cognac sales.

Let's start with the basics: Cognac is a delimited region on the west coast of France. Like any other wine region, there are better areas and more average areas and the grapes are priced according. 98% of the region's vines are Ugni Blanc - a neutral, high acid variety. By law, Cognac is disilled twice in copper alembic stills. Maturation of Cognac is strictly regulated but always involves time in cask and sometimes a bit of resting time in glass. The final product's classification is determined by the aging regimen, and prices certainly vary.

Farm to Table: its a bit of a blanket statement to say that grower cognac offers more quality - but its probably true. These cognacs tend to be more site specific and are even commonly vintage dated, as opposed to the norm of blending for consistency in every batch. These cognacs are rich in history, tradition, and flavor. They are full of character and you can feel just a little bit better about supporting that small time farmer across the pond.
Cognac & Blues with Matthew Skoller will tell these stories and give you the chance to experience true artisanal Cognac like you haven't before.
WEEKEND WINE TASTINGS
Friday's Wine Tasting 4-8PM: Guest Ryan Rasset from Southern Pouring

- Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyard Chardonnay Sonoma
- Cusumano Etna Bianco
- Hugel Gentil White Blend Alsace
- Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Mendoza
- Masut Pinot Noir Mendocino
.... Plus a secret sipper! (don't forget to ask)

AND Saturday's Wine Tasting 3-7PM

We are still finalizing the line-ups but we'll have some great wine to taste selected for you by our staff!
Please check our Facebook posts prior to the tastings. 

DRINK BEER WITH US EVERY TUESDAY!
Tuesdays are for beer - we sample a variety of new favs and old classics from 4pm until 8pm. All beers from the tasting table are 10% off. Look to our Facebook page day of to see what we are tasting!

NEXT TUESDAY: We will have guests 56 Brewing pouring for us.