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Archive: March 2017


Absinthe Made Simple with Emperor Norton

Absinthe is an intimidating spirit. This is because good absinthe is not cheap, there is wide variation in quality and flavor, and making the perfect concoction, so it’s not too …

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French wines? Pourquoi pas…Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at 8 p.m.

We have a fun night planned this Wednesday night with three great wines from little-known regions in France. I’d like to explore the regions, the grapes, and the cheeses that pair …

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Weihenstephan Tasting

Brewery Weihenstephan is the oldest brewery in the world. They claim 1040AD as their year of establishment, because they were officially recognized by the state that year. However, the have …

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My introduction to Napa Wines

I’ve had two jobs on the very fringe of the entertainment business, one of which introduced me to most of the great legacy wines of Napa Valley. I was employed …

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Sake Tasting

Sake Education & Tasting Sake is a beverage road that often goes largely untraveled. For most of us, when we do consume sake it’s usually hot and with sushi. There …

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Styler Pinot = Must Read!

Dear Friends: Styler Wildcat Mountain Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir is simply the best Pinot I’ve had in many years, maybe ever! It’s a new and incredibly rare (98cs) production. Vendome …

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Obscure wines can be a LOT of fun…Wednesday 3/15 Wine Class

You will never hear me muttering to myself that I know every single fact about wine. If I ever decide that I’ve learned all that I can, I promise to immediately stop drinking on the …

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Allagash Beer, Wine & Cheese Pairing Event

Brasserie Vendome is hosting a very special and exciting event – a Beer, Wine & Cheese pairing, with special guest brewery Allagash. The objective of the event is not to …

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Grgich Hills Month & Tasting

Friends, April is officially Grgich Hills month at Vendome. Therefore All of the Grgich Hills lineup will be 20% off their regular price. These prices will run for the entire …

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