Old World vs. New World wine tasting!


I’m excited to announce this week’s tasting will compare three New World wines from California against three Old World wines from France. There is much debate over who makes better wine (France, of course, is the favorite here) but I think you’ll be surprised by these two producers from California. Arnot Roberts (SF Chronicle winery of the year 2014) and Aubert (makes some of the best Chardonnays in California) will go up against Domaine Leflaive and Bouchard Pere & Fils from Burgundy. This is guaranteed to be a fun and educational tasting that might change the way you think about California and French wines. Pro tip: Ask me to serve them to you blind!!

All of these are available for sale and there are special discounts at the tasting. I hope to see you all there! 

Cheers,Bryan Thames, Certified Sommelier, Wine Bank

2018 Arnot-Roberts Trout Gulch Chardonnay $42 (2017 Vintage Vinous 95 points)

2018 Arnot-Roberts Legan Pinot Noir $69

2016 Aubert, Eastside Vineyard, Russian River Chardonnay $158 Robert Parker 97-100 points

2017 Domaine Leflaive Rully 1er Cru Burgundy White $79 (2015 Vintage Wine Spectator 92 points)

2017 Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune du Chateau Blanc Premier Cru Burgundy White $43 Vinous 88-90 points

2017 Bouchard Pere & Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot Premier Cru Burgundy Red $95 Vinous 90-92

Full flight is $35 and short flight is $19 (3 tastes). While supplies last, 5% off for up to 5 bottles (or more) and 10% off of 6 bottles (or more). Lineup & times subject to change

Upcoming tastings (lineup subject to change): 

January 31st and February 1st:  2017 Red and White Burgundy Tasting

February 7th and 8th: Rhone Tasting

February 14th and 15th: Valentines Day Champagne and Cabernet tasting  

February 21st and 22nd: 2017 Faiveley Grand Cru Red Burgundy Tasting 

February 28th and 29th: Italian Tasting: Piedmont, Brunello and Super Tuscan