Saturday, November 4, 2017

It's Fall and the season to unwrap new wines for you to discover! Join sf|noir and theREGISTRYBayArea.com again at our popular wine-tasting series at HUB Oakland as you sample over 50 wines, enjoying music, culture and small bites while you mix and mingle with hundreds of Bay Area wine lovers. 

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WINE TASTING & MARKETPLACE!

Taste wines from notable regional vintners including Baileyana, Carica, Campovida, Dry Creek Vineyard, Eric Gordon Wines, J Vineyards, Louis Martini, Orin Swift, P. Harrell Wines, Rabble, Rosenblum Cellars, Talbott, Tangent, Theopolis Vineyards, Trefethen, True Myth and more. Also enjoy small bites ideal for pairings prepared by Chef Michele Wilson.

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Add’l Cost - Limited)
FORUM: PROFILES & PALATES WITH SOMMELIER ANANI LAWSON

The evening features a Wine Forum with Anani Lawson, one of the world’s leading wine sommeliers — for years he worked at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry, helping guests find that perfect wine. Anani travels the world seeking exceptional wines for his clients. Meet him and hear him speak about the wonders of wine discovery and how each bottle of wine tells a story, helping connect us to one another. Today Anani can be counted as one of the handful sommeliers to have worked for two Michelin rated three star restaurants on both coasts, The French Laundry in Napa Valley and Per Se in New York City!

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
SOMMELIER ROW

The Loiret Group's Founder, Ruben Morancy, will be leading a group of Sommeliers from whom you can get expert advice on the wines you're tasting and virtually any other question you may have that relates to the world of wine-appreciation. A truly unprecedented opportunity for guests to benefit from 4 distinguished Sommeliers who will be available to pour and answer questions to make your wine-tasting experience exceptional! As an added bonus, America's foremost authority on tea, James Norwood Pratt, will be onsite providing tea tastings and dispensing on-the-spot knowledge on the intriguing wide world of teas.

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
SIP & SAVOR DEMO WITH CHEF MICHELE WILSON

Join well known Chef Michele Wilson, from the upcoming Gussie’s Southern Table & Bar in Uptown Oakland, as she prepares one of her favorite creations. Her culinary knowledge and insightful tips, combined with a perfect pour will have you refreshed and ready for the evening’s wine and champagne tastings.

Enjoy Award-Winning African American vintners and celebrated wines from some of the regions' top producers. You'll also enjoy nibbling on small bites, great music with 103.7's Christie James and viewing art in the Omi Gallery, all among your friends and fellow wine lovers at Oakland's unique event space for inspired dialogue and community – Impact Hub! Participating vintners including Baileyana, Buhman Estate Vineyards, Carica, Campovida, Dry Creek Vineyard, Eric Gordon Wines, J Vineyards, Louis Martini, Lusu Cellars, P. Harrell Wines, Pat Paulsen Vineyard, Rabble, Rosenblum Cellars, Talbott, Tangent, Theopolis Vineyards, Trefethen, True Myth and more.


If you missed Anani present a lively wine tasting forum or Michele provide a cooking demonstration at The sf|noir Wine & Food Festival, here's your chance to catch them at The Fall Wine Event & Marketplace!

Saturday, November 4, 2017
5-8PM
Impact HUB Oakland