Jean-Marc Brocard Saint Bris Sauvignon 2010, $13; This is the only AOC Sauvignon Blanc in Burgundy, just recently graduating from V.D.Q.P. status. Located near Chablis in the north, it is very much like a "Chablis" Sauvignon; tight and sleek, limey and minerally. The fantastic price is due the producer changing distributors, and I don’t know why, as I think Martine’s Wines, their former distributor, is pretty fantastic. Some winemakers get a little high in their britches and the rest is our gain.
Also in stock, a small amount of this producer’s Premier Cru Chablis, Vaucoupin 2009, $30. It’s showing its primary very ripe fruit right now as is the vintage, but will reward cellaring to bring back into focus.
Events & Promotions
Thursday, November 10, 5:30-8:00 P.M. , we warmly welcome for the first time Kevin Coelho, of H.G.C. Imports. Kevin is so many things Portuguese for us beyond wine, including great farmstead cheeses, olive oils, beer and real fruit sodas. He’s simply one-stop shopping, and a terrific guy. Kevin distributes our wildly successful Alandra, bag-in-the-box wines and will be sampling these as well as four other wines, including Portuguese cheeses. Tasting fee is $5, waived if you purchase a bottle from the event, and with your purchase, you will receive a raffle ticket eligible for a drawing of three $25 gift certificates for Alameda Wine Company! To boot all bottles from the event will be 10% off!Read more
Rants & Raves
For everyone wondering about the recent chop-job of our trees on Park Street between Central and San Jose Avenues, I have your answers courtesy of Robb Ratto, Executive Director of Park Street Business Association, now for thirteen years. He kindly asks that no more name calling of him or crude comments about his size be disseminated on blog sites.
Robb informed me the project of tree removal had been in the plans for several years, the continuation of tree replacement which occurred five years ago north of Park Street (where was I?) with the Mayor and all sitting Council Members voting for the action last March. Unlike tree removal in a residential area, a commercial project requires no posting.