Week of 03/01/2020

Wednesday, March 4th.  5pm to 9pm   $5

"Jay's bucket list..... 1] Beer 2] Ice"

Join Jay (or Jeff) tonight as he contemplates which of his parents thought the same thing as Steven Wright when he said "If I ever have twins, I'd use one for parts."

Bell's Two Hearted Ale

Three Weavers Expatriate IPA

Orderville Modern Times IPA

Stone Fear Movie Lions Double IPA


"Old friends, they shine like diamonds
Old friends, you can always call
Old friends Lord, you can't buy 'em
You know it's old friends after all"

                  "Old Friends" Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, Richard Dobson

My son and I are going on a little road trip this weekend. We're heading off to Santa Barbara for the 20th anniversary of the World of Pinot Noir.  It is one of my favorite wine events to attend over the years.   I will be sharing the experience with two of my oldest and dearest friends from Chicago who I have known for over 50 years. My son will tag along for the non-wine activities. I can't think of anything better than enjoying a weekend up in beautiful Santa Barbara with dear old friends and my son.  Here's to old friends, a teenage son who still likes hanging out with his dad, road trips, and enjoying life!

Thursday and Friday, March 5th & 6th   5pm to 9pm  $15 Tasting fee waived with purchase of any featured bottle.

MY World of Pinot Noir!

Join me Thursday and Friday as I pour four brilliant pinot noirs from California that will get me in the mood to taste even more pinot noir from over 200 producers this weekend! 

Here's the lineup....  btw, all these wines (for that matter ALL wines) are plant-based, gluten-free, and low-carb! BOOYAH!

Amici Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2017   $39.99
92 Points Wine Advocate, James Suckling, and Jeb Dunnick

Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2017   $49.99
95 Points Jeb Dunnick

The Hilt Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills 2016   $39.99
93 Points Wine Advocate & Jeb Dunnick

Paul Lato Pinot Noir, 2018 "Matinee" Santa Barbara County 2018   $44.99
98 Billion Points G-Rated Wines :)




Sunday, March 22nd 12pm to 3pm

Winestaria Festival!

Take a break from the vine and taste some wine!  

Thursday, April 9th 

An Evening with Sonja Magdevski, Owner & Winemaker Casa Dumetz, Clementine Carter, and Feminist Party wines.  

Join me as I welcome Sonja Magdevski, one of the most talented winemakers in California.  We will be pouring six of her superb wines paired with savory bites prepared by Matthew Roberts - Culinary Director & Farm Liason at the Cuyama Buckhorn in New Cuyama.  More details to follow.  Tickets will go on sale next week! 

Saturday, April 25th  4pm to 6pm

Oysters & Wine!

Join me once again as I welcome back Walid of Shuck's Oyster Bar to The Tasting Room. This time instead of 6 oysters, you get 12 of his fabulously fresh oysters!  I'll pair this seafood bounty with amazing white wines from around the world!  More details to follow soon.



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