SUSHI & THE SOMM: 2ND ANNUAL SUSHI & WINE PAIRING DINNER
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

SUSHI & THE SOMM: 2ND ANNUAL SUSHI & WINE PAIRING DINNER

MENU $125.00pp plus service charge & tax

Hotate Nigiri Sushi-scallop, salt, lime

Sakura Masu Nigiri Sushi-cherry trout, special soy sauce

Katsuo Nigiri Sushi-bonito, garlic chip, green onion & ponzu jelly

Gindara Saikyo Yaki with Sekihan-broiled miso-marinated black cod, rice with red beans, okra

Hon Maguro & Kanpachi Hosomaki-blue fin tuna roll and amberjack roll, shiso leave

Wine Pairings coming soon!

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SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-SOMM ESSENTIALS 4 - Temperate Climate Wines (SAN JOSE)
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-SOMM ESSENTIALS 4 - Temperate Climate Wines (SAN JOSE)

Temperate Climate Wines of the World

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. Designed for both industry professionals and beginners alike.

Flying at 10,000 feet, we will look for global patterns touring the world by glass. In this class, we leave the extreme cold climates of last week and explore more temperate climates for white and red wines as we journey through the highlights of Central France, Central Italy, Northern Spain and California. Our guided tasting of 6-8 wines will focus on New World vs Old World and examples of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo and Sangiovese.

This workshop may be taken as part of our Somm Essentials program or individually a la carté. Your workshop fees can be applied to the cost of the program tuition if you would like to continue on. Payment plans are available for the full series.

Also see  Warm Climate Wines of the world.

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GIRO D'ITALIA (SAN JOSE)
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

GIRO D'ITALIA (SAN JOSE)

Giro d'Italia 2019
from 60.00

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Ciao Amici!

So we all know the significance of March 17th, right? That’s right – it’s the date that Italy celebrates the anniversary of its Unification (aka The Risorgimento)! What, you thought an Italian-owned, wine-focused business would be referring to Irish saints, leprechauns and swigging green beer? Per favore! No, what many folks don’t know is that on this date, back in 1861, the Kingdom of Italy was proclaimed and it is this date that became recognized as the birthday of a united Italy. Granted, the Italians only make a big deal of it every 50 years, but WE feel it deserves annual recognition – and what better way to celebrate than by the hosting our annual Giro d’Italia wine tasting event?? We’ll be hosting the event on Saturday, March 16th from 1-4pm.

Once again, we have partnered with our good friends, Marc and Paula Levitt of Girasole Imports and Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant to put together a selection of some of the best wines the Boot has to offer! You like Prosecco? We got Prosecco! You like Barolo? We got Barolo! You like Chianti? We got Chianti! In fact, we’ll be pouring 75 wines, wines with broad regional diversity and in EVERY style imaginable. They’ll be wines you know and love as well as many wines that may not be as familiar to you, but that are just as delicious and worthy of your attention. They’ll be wines that will be perfect partners for your weekday meals and some that will make wonderful additions to your cellar. Most of these wines are made by family-owned, quality-driven producers whose passion and commitment shine through in the their wines and make them very special, regardless of price.

 Mark your calendars for Saturday March 16th! Full list will be released soon!

This will be a casual walk-up tasting; all seating will be first come-first served at communal tables. Full dining menu will be available.

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SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-SOMM ESSENTIALS 4 - Cool Climate Wines (SAN JOSE)
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-SOMM ESSENTIALS 4 - Cool Climate Wines (SAN JOSE)

Cool Climate Wines of the World

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. Designed for both industry professionals and beginners alike.

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 as we tour the world by glass. Take in the highlights of crisp wines from cool climates from Germany, Austria, Northern Italy, Northern France, Oregon and New Zealand. The guided tasting of 6-8 wines will focus on New World vs Old World and examples of Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

This workshop may be taken as part of our Somm Essentials program or individually a la carté. Your workshop fees can be applied to the cost of the program tuition if you would like to continue on. Payment plans are available for the full series.

Also see Temperate Climate Wines and Warm Climate Wines of the world.

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SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-DARK SIDE OF PINOT(SAN JOSE)
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-DARK SIDE OF PINOT(SAN JOSE)

“The Devil made Pinot Noir” – André Tchelistcheff  (Winemaker 1901-1994)

We skip Blanc, Gris and all other Pinot as we fade to Noir. Pinot Noir is grown all over the world, though it is difficult and finicky. Learn its origins, other homes and characteristics. Discover how it varies based on climate, soils and traditions in various international regions through a guided tasting for 5-6 wines. Despite the differences you will find common threads. This class is a must for Pinot lovers and those seeking to improve their wine tasting skills and knowledge. 

This workshop may be taken as part of our World Varietal Series or individually a la carté. Your workshop fees can be applied to the cost of the full series if you would like to continue on.  

Group discounts are available.  Contact 
help@sfwineschool.com for more information.

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MARCH WINE CLUB PICK UP  PARTY (SAN JOSE)
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

MARCH WINE CLUB PICK UP PARTY (SAN JOSE)

from 15.00

Join us at ELS San Jose for the Wine Club March PUP! Taste all of the wines, from all of the clubs, meet other club members, and walk away with a nice selection of March’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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SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-SOMM ESSENTIALS 3 - VITICULTURE (SAN JOSE)
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL-SOMM ESSENTIALS 3 - VITICULTURE (SAN JOSE)

VITICULTURE & ENOLOGY

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. Designed for both industry professionals and beginners alike.

Sommeliers can identify and articulate the physical structure of the grapevine and the annual cycle of the vine, how viticultural practices such as organic, biodynamic and sustainable differ from mainstream viticulture and from each other, as well as the sequence of events that take place during the winemaking process. Learn winemaking terminology, the differences between red, white and rose winemaking, sweet wine procedures, sparkling, and more! As part of this workshop, you'll taste 6 wines related to the curriculum. 

This workshop may be taken as part of our Somm Essentials program or individually a la carté. Your workshop fees can be applied to the cost of the program tuition if you would like to continue on. Payment plans are available for the full series.

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

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