IL COLLE FLIGHTS NIGHT (SAN JOSE)
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

IL COLLE FLIGHTS NIGHT (SAN JOSE)

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Take a “flight” with us to the Veneto region of Italy! Girasole Imports will be hosting Sara Ceschin of the Ceschin family, the founders of Il Colle and producers of prosecco for four gererations. We’ll have a special Il Colle Flights Menu paired with traditional Tremezzino, Italian “bar bites” native to the Veneto region.

From the producer’s website: The name Il Colle is the brand’s primary indicator, suggesting the main feature of the land (rolling hills) where Prosecco comes from. It takes us into the world of the estate, its system of values and its environment. Il Colle, by defining its land of origin, helps to make the brand stand out and encourages an interaction with all the senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. Follow this link for more information on Il Colle http://www.proseccoilcolle.it/en/azienda-3/

Flight Menu will be available at both bar and dining tables. Reservation recommended for dining at tables. Bar seating is first come, first serve. Please contact us at 408-618-5455 for reservations or make them on Seat Us on Yelp below:

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SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-SOMM ESSENTIALS (SAN JOSE)
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-SOMM ESSENTIALS (SAN JOSE)

WINE, SPIRITS, TASTING, PAIRING, SERVICE, AND BEYOND: AN 11 Session program to help students develop a foundational knowledge in a broad array of fine beverages.   

Developed by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator, David Glancy, and revered by professionals and enthusiasts alike, this foundational program provides hands-on training and new insight into the world of fine beverages.  Somm Essentials students will learn the essential professional techniques of blind wine tasting, food and wine pairing, and beverage service and gain insight into the fundamental elements, styles, and production techniques of wine, spirits, beer, and sake, as well as tea, coffee, bottled water.

The official Society of Wine Educators' Hospitality Beverage Specialist Exam and Study Guide is included as a supplement to proprietary lectures and interactive tasting exercises provided by our industry leading instructors during each class.  This program is perfect for those considering or preparing for beginning to intermediate level sommelier exams.

Somm Essentials consists of ten weekly workshops covering everything from Wine Service to Food Pairing to Spirits and more. Each class within the full program can be taken as a single workshop. 

Click the link for more info and a breakdown of class dates and topics.

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GIRASOLE NEW PRODUCER TASTING (SAN JOSE)
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

GIRASOLE NEW PRODUCER TASTING (SAN JOSE)

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We are happy to host Paula & Marc Levitt of Girasole Imports as we welcome two new producers to their Italian wine portfolio. Paula and Marc constantly scour the Italian peninsula for the best and most interesting wines to import to the US. Often, they are the exclusive importer of very small producers resulting in lasting relationships between the growers and vintners, Girasole and the retailers and restaurateurs who feature these extraordinary wines.

At this tasting we will introduce Azienda Agricola Caven Camuna from the high in the mountains north of Milan and Azienda Agricola Fonzone in the province of Irpinia, Campania.

Join Paula and Marc as they share how they found both producers, the histories behind the families and land, and taste some incredible Italian varietals.

Full pour list to follow. This will be a casual walk-up tasting. Reservations are highly recommended if you wish to dine before, during or after the tasting. Please visit our Reservations page or call 408-618-5455.

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KERMIT LYNCH PUBLIC PORTFOLIO TASTING (San Jose)
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

KERMIT LYNCH PUBLIC PORTFOLIO TASTING (San Jose)

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ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT 11:00AM BUT DON’T DESPAIR…..TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!! SEE YOU THERE!

Experience how wine industry professionals pick their wines and do it with industry treasure and trend setting distributor, Kermit Lynch. In 1972, with a $5,000 loan and maybe a bit of gumption, he opened Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant with thirty-five cases of wine stacked on the floor. Enamored of the Old World wine cultures of Europe, he became a retailer, distributor, and national importer for authentic wines that express their terroir. He has had so much success shining the spotlight on small, artisan producers that he has won two James Beard awards and was knighted by the French government with their prestigious “Legion d’Honneur.” 

Kermit Lynch's name on a wine label is a virtual stamp of guaranteed quality. That's why we've been fans of his wines since the day we got into the wine business. We are proud and honored to be able to offer you this wonderful opportunity to taste such a large selection of his current releases.

This tasting will feature 50 white and red wines from Italy and France hand selected from the portfolio by Luke Kamman of Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants. Luke has been hand-selling Kermit wines for 8 years and will be representing the company at this event. He will be available to answer any questions you might have about the wines or the history of Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants. Buy your tickets early for this one, it is sure to be a sell-out!

THIS IS A CASUAL STAND-UP TASTING. ALL SEATING WILL BE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE AT COMMUNAL TABLES.

POUR LIST

Chevalier 2017 Val de Loire Chardonnay

Trinquevedel 2017 Tavel Rosé

Quenard 2017 Savoie Chignin Gamay

2016 Cotes du Rhone cuvee kermit Lynch

V. Fourny NV Rosé Brut 1er Cru

Fontanès 2017 Pic Saint-Loup Rouge

Fontsainte 2017 Corbières Rouge

Fontsainte 2018 Corbières Rosé Gris de Gris

V. Fourny NV Brut 1er Cru "Grande Réserve"

J. Lassalle NV Brut 1er Cru "Cachet Or"

Ducasse 2017 Bordeaux Blanc

V. Fourny NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature 1er Cru

Canarelli 2015 Vin de France Rouge "Costa Nera"

Thierry Germain 2012 Saumur Champigny "La Marginale"

Thierry Germain 2012 Saumur Champigny "Franc de Pied"

Thierry Germain 2013 Saumur Blanc "l'Echelier"

Thierry Germain 2016 Saumur Champigny "Terres Chaudes"

Thierry Germain NV Saumur Mousseux "Bulles de Roche"

Salvard 2017 Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc "Unique"

Clos La Coutale 2016 Cahors

Dupeuble 2017 Beaujolais

Moretto NV Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Frizzante Secco

Gallety 2016 Côtes du Vivarais Rouge

Gallety 2015 Côtes du Vivarais Blanc "Futs de Chene"

Quenard 2017 Savoie Blanc Chignin

Aney 2015 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

Jamain 2017 Reuilly Blanc "Les Pierres Plates"

Champalou NV Vouvray Brut

La Roque 2016 Pic Saint Loup "Cuvée de Mourvèdre"

La Roque 2017 Languedoc Blanc

Tenuta Anfosso 2015 Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore "Fulavin"

Davide Vignato 2016 Gambellara Classico Garganega "El Gian"

Maestracci 2015 Corse Calvi Rouge "E Prove"

Corte Gardoni 2017 Bardolino Chiaretto

Vigna Rada 2016 Alghero Cagnulari Rosso "Arsenale"

Kante NV Spumante Dosaggio Zero

Kante 2017 Venezia Giulia Chardonnay "KC"

Kante 2015 Venezia Giulia Vitovska

Kante 2010 Venezia Giulia Vitovska Selezione

Duline 2016 Friuli Colli Orientali Pinot Grigio "Ronco Pitotti"

Duline 2017 Friuli Venezia Giulia Friulano "La Duline"

Duline 2017 Friuli Venezia Giulia Malvasia "Chioma Integrale"

Duline 2017 Venezia Giulia Schioppettino "La Duline"

Duline 2015 Friuli Colli Orientali Refosco Peduncolo Rosso "Morus Nigra"

Duline 2013 Friuli Colli Orientali Pinot Nero "Ronco Pitotti"

Santa Barbara 2017 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Berto NV Vermouth Rosso "Ross da Travaj"

Riofavara 2017 Terre Siciliane Bianco "Marzaiolo"

Tintero 2017 Vino Bianco

Montisci 2017 Cannonau di Sardegna "Barrosu"

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CINEMA ENOTECA: UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN (SAN JOSE)
Feb
15
5:00 PM17:00

CINEMA ENOTECA: UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN (SAN JOSE)

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Join us for our Valentine’s version of Cinema Enoteca: Under the Tuscan Sun! This perennial romantic-comedy favorite is set in beautiful Cortona, Italy and its surrounding Tuscan countryside and stars Diane Lane. Based on the best selling memoir by Frances Mayes, this is a crowd-pleaser for the most romantic holiday of the year! The story centers around a writer (Frances) who goes on an Italian vacation to forget about her divorce and get over her writer’s block, then ends up impulsively buying a run-down Tuscan villa to start a new life.

Seating starts at 5:00. Movie starts at 6:00 Seating at communal tables. Limited seating, reservations required. FULL REGULAR MENU WILL BE AVAILABLE. FOOD & DRINKS SPECIALS TBD.

Please call 408-618-5455 to make your reservation for Cinema Enoteca today!

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SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-SOMM ESSENTIALS (SAN JOSE)
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-SOMM ESSENTIALS (SAN JOSE)

WINE, SPIRITS, TASTING, PAIRING, SERVICE, AND BEYOND: AN 11 Session program to help students develop a foundational knowledge in a broad array of fine beverages.   

Developed by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator, David Glancy, and revered by professionals and enthusiasts alike, this foundational program provides hands-on training and new insight into the world of fine beverages.  Somm Essentials students will learn the essential professional techniques of blind wine tasting, food and wine pairing, and beverage service and gain insight into the fundamental elements, styles, and production techniques of wine, spirits, beer, and sake, as well as tea, coffee, bottled water.

The official Society of Wine Educators' Hospitality Beverage Specialist Exam and Study Guide is included as a supplement to proprietary lectures and interactive tasting exercises provided by our industry leading instructors during each class.  This program is perfect for those considering or preparing for beginning to intermediate level sommelier exams.

Somm Essentials consists of ten weekly workshops covering everything from Wine Service to Food Pairing to Spirits and more. Each class within the full program can be taken as a single workshop. 

Click the link for more info and a breakdown of class dates and topics.

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SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-INTRO TO WORLD WINE(SAN JOSE)
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-INTRO TO WORLD WINE(SAN JOSE)

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Old World to New World

Join us in unraveling the mysteries of the EU labeling scheme and compare it with the rest of the world. We will look for global patterns touring the world in a glass. Take in the highlights of France, Italy, and Spain, plus various New World regions. The tasting of 5-7 wines will focus on New World vs Old World and examples from various climates and grapes.

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FEBRUARY WINE CLUB PICK UP  PARTY (SAN JOSE)
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

FEBRUARY WINE CLUB PICK UP PARTY (SAN JOSE)

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Join us at ELS San Jose for the February Wine Club PUP! Taste all of the wines, from all of the clubs, meet other club members, and walk away with a nice selection of February’s Club wines.

This is a casual walk-up tasting. Reservations for a table are highly recommended if you wish to dine with us during or after the tasting.

Limited number of bottles are available to purchase at special pricing the evening of the Pick-up Party. Special Orders will be taken at discounted pricing the night of the Pick-up Party only.

General $20+ / WC Members $15 plus tax. Purchase your tickets online ahead of time for the easiest check-in!

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 VIEWING PARTY FOR "THE BIG GAME" (SAN JOSE)
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

VIEWING PARTY FOR "THE BIG GAME" (SAN JOSE)

No plans for the big game? Want to enjoy fine wine with your football? Make your reservations early for a seat in our Caffe Calcio Sports Bar and enjoy 10 screens with food and drink specials like Calabrian Chicken Wings and pitchers of Peroni (regular menu also available). If the Caffe Calcio fills up we will open the Private Room and throw up the game on our 10’ big screen, too! Kid-friendly, too!

Menu Specials coming soon!

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WINE WEDNESDAY FLIGHTS & BAR BITES (SAN JOSE)
Jan
30
5:00 PM17:00

WINE WEDNESDAY FLIGHTS & BAR BITES (SAN JOSE)

Join us as we feature wine flights from Girasole Imports, our partners in Italian wine, paired with our new Bar Bar Bites 2019 Menu. Paula and Marc, of Girasole, travel to Italy several times a year to meet personally with the producers and vintners of the wines they select to import. We’ll be featuring a white and red flight chosen to pair with items from our updated Bar Bites menu.

Flights menu and pricing coming soon. No ticket pre-purchase required, just stop by and enjoy! Click on our Menu link to see the Bar Bites Menu.

Flights available at both dining tables and bar seats. Bar Bites menu is exclusively available at our high-top bar seats. All bar seating is first come- first serve.

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SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-WINE 101 (SAN JOSE)
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-WINE 101 (SAN JOSE)

My First Wine Class

Get answers to all of the questions you have been afraid to ask and learn the basics of wine, from how it's made, decoding wine labels, how to taste & talk about wine, important grapes and styles, how to buy wine, storage, service and food pairing. The tasting of 5-6 wines will focus on the structure of wine, various styles and main grape varieties.  

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JANUARY WINE CLUB PICK UP  PARTY (SAN JOSE)
Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

JANUARY WINE CLUB PICK UP PARTY (SAN JOSE)

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Join us at ELS San Jose for the January Wine Club PUP! Taste all of the wines, from all of the clubs, meet other club members, and walk away with a nice selection of January’s Club wines.

This is a casual walk up tasting. Reservations for a table are highly recommended if you wish to dine with us during or after the tasting.

Limited number of bottles are available to purchase at special pricing the evening of the Pick-up Party. Special Orders will be taken at discounted pricing the night of the Pick-up Party only.

General $20+ / WC Members $15 plus tax

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NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER (SAN JOSE)
Dec
31
5:00 PM17:00

NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER (SAN JOSE)

Make your reservation now for a family-friendly New year’s Eve Dinner.

We’ll have our full regular menu available as well as some special additions and featured pours of champagne and sparkling wine. No need to commit to an over-priced, prix fixe NYE menu……just come and enjoy your favorite Enoteca dishes! Kid’s menu available.

Reservation recommended

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CHAMPAGNE TASTING (SAN JOSE)
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

CHAMPAGNE TASTING (SAN JOSE)

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ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE NOW ENDED. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONSITE.

Get ready for bubbly’s biggest night of the year by joining us for this tasting of 10+ of Enoteca owner Mike Guerra’s favorite champagnes. A certified champagne “fanatic”, Mike will be sure to be pouring some gems at this special tasting.

As always, orders placed day of tasting will be available at deep discounts so stock up for your New Year’s celebrations (or for any time of year).

This will be a casual, walk-up tasting. Seating will be on a strictly first-come, first-served basis at communal tables and the bars. No reservations will be taken.

Tentative Pour List (subject to change):

NV Charles Heidseick Brut Reserve

NV Vueve Fourny Grand Reserve Brut 1er Cru

NV Pol Roger "White Foil" Brut

NV Andre Clouet Grand Reserve Blanc de Noirs Brut Gand Cru

NV Pierre Moncuit Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru

NV Alfred Gratien Brut Rose

2013 Marie Courtin "Efflorescence" Extra Brut

2014 Marc Hebrart Special Club

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DECEMBER WINE CLUB PICK UP PARTY (San Jose)
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

DECEMBER WINE CLUB PICK UP PARTY (San Jose)

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Join us at ELS San Jose for the December Wine Club PUP! Taste all of the wines, from all of the clubs, meet other club members, and walk away with a nice selection of December’s Club wines.

This is a casual walk up tasting. Reservations for a table are highly recommended if you wish to dine with us during or after the tasting.

Limited number of bottles are available to purchase at special pricing the evening of the Pick-up Party. Special Orders will be taken at discounted pricing the night of the Pick-up Party only.

General $20+ / WC Members $15 plus tax

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HOLIDAY TASTING & JEWELRY POP-UP (SAN JOSE)
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

HOLIDAY TASTING & JEWELRY POP-UP (SAN JOSE)

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Join us at ELS Downtown in tasting wines perfect for your holiday table! We will feature 10+ wines (tentative pour list below) all meticulously selected to pair perfectly with all of the turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing that you can eat!

We will also be featuring a jewelry pop-up shop with local artisan Cicek E. Littlefield. Learn more about C.E Jewelry here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/cejewelryca

We will be raffling off a piece of Ce Jewelry as well as other prizes, so be sure to join us for this tasting. Must be present to win, so stay, swirl ‘n shop!

This is a casual walk-up tasting. Sale pricing will be available for wines purchased the day of the tasting so you can stock up for Thanksgiving dinner and beyond. Get a jump on those holiday gifts! Reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you wish to dine during or after the tasting

$20 WC Members/ $25 General…..Skip the line and purchase ticket online. Online ticket sales will be available until 2 hours prior to event start time.

POUR LIST

NV Il Colle Prosecco Extra Dry DOCG (Italy)

2013 Pisoni Trento DOC Brut (Italy)

NV Cantina di Santa Croce Lambrusco Salamino (Italy)

2015 Mad Furmint (Hungary)

2016 Conti Zecca Malvasia (Italy)

2016 Don Pedro de Soutomaior Albarino (Spain)

2015 Sans Liege "Cotes du Coast" White (California)

Beaujolais TBD (France)

2015 La Ca'Nova Barbera d'Alba (Italy)

2015 El Cortijo Rioja Tinto (Spain)

2015 Ken Wright Pinot Noir (Oregon)

2016 Turley "Duarte Vineyard" Zinfandel (California)

2013 Weingut Prieler Blaufränkisch Johanneshöhe (Austria)

2016 Domaine Ragot Givry Rouge Vieilles Vignes (France)

*All Wines Subject to Change

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SF WINE SCHOOL-INTRO TO SPANISH WINES
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

SF WINE SCHOOL-INTRO TO SPANISH WINES

The Greatest Wines of Spain

Spanish wine is hot in the USA & is a global powerhouse. Credential seekers can check out the debut of Spanish Wine Scholar in Fall 2018, but everyone will enjoy Intro to Spanish Wines! Rioja, Priorat & Ribera del Duero surely make our list, but come find out our other picks. Join us as we explore Spain's top regions and appellations.  In this seminar taste 5-6 wines as we present the grapes, styles and diversity of Spain's greatest wines. 

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NOVEMBER WINE CLUB PICK UP PARTY (San Jose)
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

NOVEMBER WINE CLUB PICK UP PARTY (San Jose)

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ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT 4:00PM BUT YOU CAN STILL BUY TICKETS ONSITE.

Join us at ELS San Jose for the November Wine Club PUP! Taste all of the wines, from all of the clubs, meet other club members, and walk away with a nice selection of November’s Club wines.

This is a casual walk up tasting. Reservations for a table are highly recommended if you wish to dine with us during or after the tasting.

Limited number of bottles are available to purchase at special pricing the evening of the Pick-up Party. Special Orders will be taken at discounted pricing the night of the Pick-up Party

General $20+ / WC Members $15 plus tax

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WINE WEDNESDAY-L'ARCO VINI (SAN JOSE)
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

WINE WEDNESDAY-L'ARCO VINI (SAN JOSE)

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Girasole Imports invites you to experience the wines of Luca Fedrigo. This is an opportunity to taste through a portfolio which carries forward the heritage of Giuseppe Quintarelli, an icon of the wines of Valpolicella in Northern Italy, into a new generation. The wines are available on a limited basis from Girasole Imports in partnership with Luca. These are wines made from native Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella and more, using methods that produce rich, ripe, intense, and balanced reds that pair well with stewed and braised meats, roasts, game and other fall dishes.

L’Arco is a project of passion stemmed from the tutelage of the legendary Amarone producer Giuseppe Quintarelli. At the young age of 17, Luca Fedrigo began his winemaking career when Giuseppe offered him an apprenticeship and took him under his wing. After 11 years of diligent practice, and with the support of Quintarelli, Luca decided to form his own winery, L’Arco. The estate is located in the most traditional of all seven Valpolicella zones, Negrar, and is in close proximity to the Quintarelli estate. The winery’s name, which literally means “The Arch”, refers to a stone arch called “Arco di Giove” that dates back to the 16th century and can be seen from the Fedrigo family’s farmhouse. For Luca, the Arch forges a connection to the past and he hopes to inspire that same connection with each of his traditionally made wines.

We will be pouring the full line-up of L’Arco wines: Amarone Classico, Acrum, Valpolicella, Pario, Rosso Veronese, Rubeo and Zoe Recioto

This is a casual, walk-up tasting. Please purchase tickets through link below.

$20 Members/$25 General

If you wish to enjoy dinner prior to or during the tasting, please make a reservation by calling us at 408-618-5455 or through Yelp Reservations.

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SF WINE SCHOOL-INTRO TO ITALIAN WINES
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

SF WINE SCHOOL-INTRO TO ITALIAN WINES

The Greatest Wines of Italy

Italian wine is hot in the USA & is a global powerhouse. Everyone will enjoy Intro to Italian Wines! Piedmont's Barolo & Tuscany's Brunello surely make our list but come find out our other picks. Join us as we explore Italy's top regions and appellations. In this seminar taste 5-6 wines as we present the grapes, styles and diversity of Italy's greatest wines. 

DUE TO THE NATURE WINE TASTING AND HOW SMELL AFFECTS TASTE-NO FOOD WILL BE SERVED IN THE ROOM DURING THE CLASS. If you would like to enjoy dinner before or after the class, please make a reservation by calling 408-618-5455 or on Yelp Reservations (Link  Below).

This class is part of San Francisco Wine School's series at Enoteca la Storia San Jose which includes several special workshops. For  more info or to purchase a class, please click the San Francisco Wine School link below.

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WINE WEDNESDAY-DOMESTIC REDS FALL TASTING (SAN JOSE)
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

WINE WEDNESDAY-DOMESTIC REDS FALL TASTING (SAN JOSE)

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Join Domestic Wine Specialist Joe Chiodo for a tasting of robust domestic reds perfect for crisp autumn weather. These are wines from across California that pair well with flavorful fall and winter dishes such as braised meats and roasted poultry.

Pour List:

2016 Paydirt Going for Broke Red Blend, Paso Robles

2014 Comartin GSM Cuvee Cassidy, Santa Ynez Valley

2013 GiaDomella Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

2014 The Wine Stash Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

2014 Neyers Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

This is a casual, walk-up tasting. Ticket link coming soon!

If you would like to join us for dinner before, during or after tasting, please call us at 408-618-5455 for reservations or book a table at the link below.

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SIBONA ANTICA DISTILLERIA
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

SIBONA ANTICA DISTILLERIA

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Join us in San Jose for the exclusive South Bay tasting of these grappas and amaros, a favorite of Enoteca partner Joe Cannistraci. Enjoy sipping as you hear stories and the distillation process from Sibona owner & CEO, Luigi Barbero.

The Antica Distilleria Domenico Sibona S.p.A. is situated in the Roero zone, in the communal district of Piobesi d’Alba, a few kilometres from Alba. It was founded about a hundred years ago on the former premises of an old kiln. The distillery is located in the center of an important wine zone, where the most typical varietals from Piedmont are cultivated: Nebbiolo, from which Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero wines are created according to their own zones of production, along with Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato, Chardonnay, Arneis and Brachetto vines. Sibona is one of the historic distilleries in the Piedmont region and can boast the oldest distillation licence, the N° 1, issued by UTF (the offi­cial institution that regulates all the operations having to do with distilleries). This is a synonym for a great past and ongoing prestige production.

Luigi was on his way to completing a degree in Engineering but a constant pull to the beverage business and a death in the Sibona family brought him to the distillery in the early 90’s. There, he turned his passion towards increasing both the quantity and the quality of the Sibona line of products. Today, Luigi continues to push himself and the distillery to new heights, and in 2016 the Sibona Grappa Port Wood Finish received an award for Best Grappa at the IWSC in London.

This is a casual, stand up tasting. Tasting fee will be applied as a credit towards any bottles purchased on event night.

If you wish to dine before or after the tasting, please call us at 408-618-5455 to make a table reservation.

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OCTOBER WINE CLUB PICK UP PARTY (San Jose)
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

OCTOBER WINE CLUB PICK UP PARTY (San Jose)

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ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. PLENTY OF TICKETS AVAILABLE ONSITE!

Join us at ELS San Jose for the October Wine Club PUP! Taste all of the wines, from all of the clubs, meet other club members, and walk away with a nice selection of October’s Club wines.

This is a casual walk up tasting. All wines are available to purchase at special pricing the evening of the pick up party.

General $20+ / WC Members $15 plus tax

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WINE WEDNESDAY-GIRASOLE IMPORTS TASTING
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

WINE WEDNESDAY-GIRASOLE IMPORTS TASTING

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 - 8:30pm

Join our partners in Italian wine, Girasole Imports, for a walk through Manduria, Puglia, home of Primitivo di Maduria. Primitivo di Manduria is a heavy, rich red wine, an effect of the warm growing conditions in Southern Italy's Apulia region. It is made from the locally grown Primitivo grape (also known as Zinfandel)

The quality of Primitivo wine has been recognized in Italy for centuries. It was once mainly used for blending by more commercially successful wineries in Northern Italy. They relied on it to give their wines depth.

The Primitivo grape variety was discovered to be genetically similar to California's Zinfandel. It has its roots in the oldest of wine traditions. Primitivo di Manduria DOC is made from 100% Primitivo grapes (unlike other Primitivo wines, like Gioia del Colle Primitivo, which are blends). Wines made from Primitivo have notes of plum and spice, like Zinfandel, but because of different growing soils and climate, the fruit character is less jammy, the structure more akin to old world wines, with rustic notes of earth and spice, as well as tamed fruit flavors

Paula & Marc of Girasole Imports will be pouring CP Vini Produttori di Maduria’s wines at this special tasting. These wines are perfect for upcoming fall menus.

Casual, walk-up tasting.  

Full pour list to follow
Wines available at special retail pricing the night of the event.

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VEUVE FOURNY & FILS PAIRED TASTING (San Jose)
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

VEUVE FOURNY & FILS PAIRED TASTING (San Jose)

$80 per person includes champagne tasting & food pairings (excludes gratuity and tax)

EXCLUSIVE SOUTH BAY EVENT!

Champagne Tasting with Charles-Henry Fourny

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Veuve Fourny & Fils

Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils has been an active family domaine since 1856. The estate is located in the prestigious Côte des Blancs, in the premier cru village of Vertus. Brothers Charles-Henry and Emmanuel Fourny sustainably farm nearly nine hectares of vineyards and have been carrying on the family winegrowing tradition since 1993.

Veuve Fourny produces classic grower Champagne, raising pedigreed fruit, adhering to high standards, and hand-crafting wines that showcase the chalky terroir of Vertus. The house style at Veuve Fourny is best characterized as classic Côte des Blancs: a fine bead, rich, deep aromatics, and a complex minerality emphasizing freshness and purity.

The Fournys believe in minimal dosage for all of their Champagnes, preferring to let the individual terroirs express themselves more clearly. This practice, in addition to their dedication to partial malolactic fermentations in their overall blends, impeccable vineyard management, owning old vines, and their decision to age most base wine partially in barrel, all contribute to their unique style.

In an exclusive South Bay engagement, we’ll have Charles-Henry Fourny on hand to discuss his family’s history, their winegrowing practices and their winemaking philosophy as he leads us through a tasting of his some of his family’s wines.  Each wine will be paired with a specially prepared small-plates menu.Champagne fans – don’t miss out on this!

This is a seated tasting event, reservations with a credit card are required. Cancellations made with less than a 48 hour advance notice will incur a $50 fee per person. When you make your reservation please enter “Champagne” in the notes.

Tentative Pour List & Menu*:

NV Vertus Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru-paired with Croques Monsieur Bites

NV Vertus Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru-paired with French Onion Puff Pastry

NV Vertus Brut “Grand Reserve” Premier Cru-paired with mushroom Tartlets

2009 Extra Brut "Monts des Vertus" Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Millésimé-Paired with Mini Potato and Salt Cod Gratin

NV Vertus Rose Brut Premier Cru-paired with a Cheese Course

*All items subject to change based on availability

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WINE WEDNESDAY-CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR TASTING (SAN JOSE)
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

WINE WEDNESDAY-CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR TASTING (SAN JOSE)

WINE WEDNESDAY-CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR TASTING (San Jose)
from 15.00

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
6:30 - 8:30pm

Join Domestic Wine Specialist Joe Chiodo as he walks us through some of the most popular Pinots from across the Golden State.

Pour List: 2014 Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mts., 2014 Mount Eden Santa Cruz Mts., 2014 AM/FM Santa Barbara County, 2013 August West Russian River Valley, 2016 Belle Glos “Las Alturas” Santa Lucia Highlands

All wines will be deeply discounted the day of the tasting ONLY!

This is a casual walk-up tasting.  If you would like to stay for dinner, reservations are recommended.

$15 Members/$20 General

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CINEMA ENOTECA PRESENTS "Roman Holiday"
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

CINEMA ENOTECA PRESENTS "Roman Holiday"

Whether we are "setting the table..." or "setting the scene...," both are now a part of your dining experience at Enoteca La Storia San Jose!  We are pleased to present "Cinema Enoteca!" Our next film is the perennial favorite "Roman Holiday" with luminous star Audrey Hepburn and the dashing Gregory Peck. 

Room opens at 5PM for beverage and full menu service, movie starts at 6PM. RESERVATIONS WITH A CREDIT CARD HOLD REQUIRED.  $25 PER PERSON FEE WILL APPLY IF A CANCELLATION IS MADE LESS THAN 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

Please make your reservation by calling us at (408) 618-5455 or by clicking the link below. Please note that your reservation is for Cinema Enoteca by typing "Cinema" on the Yelp reservation Notes.

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SEPTEMBER WINE CLUB PICK UP PARTY (San Jose)
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

SEPTEMBER WINE CLUB PICK UP PARTY (San Jose)

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Date: Wednesday, September 12

Time: 6 - 8pm

Join us at ELS San Jose for the September Wine Club PUP!


Taste all of the wines, from all of the clubs, meet other club members, and walk away with a nice selection of September’s Club wines.

This is a casual walk up tasting. All wines are available to purchase at special pricing the evening of the pick up party.

General $15+ / WC Members $10 plus tax

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1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY (SAN JOSE)
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY (SAN JOSE)

Can you believe it has been 1 year already?! What ride it's been!

We want to thank everyone who has supported us through this first year. We could not have done it without all of you. 

Join us on Saturday September 8th and we'll give YOU a birthday gift! Enjoy a pour of St. Michelle Pinot Grigio on us to whet your appetite, and finish your meal with a complimentary birthday treat, Ginger Guerra's famous Carrot Cake Bite. 

Reservations always recommended. 

Offer  valid all open hours on Saturday 9/8/18 only. One complimentary pour and one piece of carrot  cake per  guest. Our valued guests who are under 21 will receive carrot cake only.

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WINE WEDNESDAY-ROMBAUER TASTING (SAN JOSE)
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

WINE WEDNESDAY-ROMBAUER TASTING (SAN JOSE)

WINE WEDNESDAY-ROMBAUER TASTING (San Jose)
from 20.00

Wednesday, August 29th

6 - 8pm

Join ELS San Jose in welcoming Rombauer Vineyards! 

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE BEEN CUT OFF. TICKETS AVAILABLE ONSITE.

"We believe in doing everything in our power to produce the best wines possible."  
-Rombauer Vineyards  

Koerner and Joan Rombauer moved to the Napa Valley in 1972 with an immense appreciation for the relationship between food and wine. Many believe this is accredited to Irma Rombauer, Koerner's great aunt, who wrote the renowned cookbook The Joy of Cooking, as well as the ancestry of the Rombauer family stemming from the wine-growing region of Rheingau, Germany.

Since the release of their first wine in 1984, Rombauer Vineyards has had only three head winemakers. This has helped them achieve consistency in their style — distinctive, bold and fruit-driven wines. In addition to the signature style, Rombauer is continually refining and improving winemaking practices. Because of such high-quality standards and practices, Rombauer Vineyards has been awarded a place on many exclusive lists, including Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines list and Wine + Spirits Magazine’s Top 10 Chardonnays! 

Our Domestic Wine Specialist Joe Chiodo will host the tasting with a selection of wines for guests to sample, information on the wine and the producer, exclusive pricing on the evening's wines, & more! We look forward to seeing you there!

This is a casual, walk-up tasting. If you would also like to join us for dinner, reservations are highly recommended.


General $25+ / WC Members $20 plus tax

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