Join us for upcoming classes, wine educational series, tastings, and wine & food events open to the general public. Come raise a glass with us!
December 5, 2013 – 6:30pm
Commonwealth Club SF (map)
Join us as our CEO, Clarisse, speaks with James Beard Award-winning wine editor, Jon Bonné about his new book The New California Wine. He introduces the innovative producers who are rewriting the rules of contemporary winemaking. Then, enjoy a tasting of wines from some of the young innovative winemakers themselves!
Sip and Sail Wine and Food Cruise
San Francisco (map)
Enjoy a wine tasting experience a bit outside the box—or, in this case, out to sea! Join over two dozen legendary Napa Valley wineries and winemakers for an evening to remember: sip premium wines with the owners and winemakers, nibble on gourmet foods, wine prizes, and much more – all while sailing past San Francisco’s iconic landmarks.
Napa Valley is only 30 miles long and consists of only 4% of California’s wine production, but this valley is unique in the world of wine. It is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to the cultivation of a variety of fine wine grapes. Come find out what makes it so unique for yourself!
This 3-hour cruise includes:
You will have a chance to enjoy great wines and food with your favorite people! Due to the intimate nature of the event, space is limited. This will be every San Francisco foodie’s and wine lover’s dream come true.
If you were to do all these wineries in wine country, you would spend a minimum of $750 in tasting fees! Take advantage of this unique experience!
General Admission: $130/person – Early Bird: $99.00
VIP: $175/person – Early Bird: $144.99
3-hour cruise, wineries with key representation, gourmet food stations, wine prizes, Riedel take-home glassware, your photo with San Francisco landmarks, and many other activities
3-hour cruise, VIP lounge at a higher level with better views and a sit-down experience with owners and winemakers not available to General Admission plus all General Admission wines, paired foods to the wines, wine prizes, premium take-home ONE glassware set, premium views for memorable photos with San Francisco landmarks, and many other activities
What guests had to say
“Sip and Sail was an awesome way to become introduced to some smaller winemakers from one of my favorite regions. I loved the intimacy and personal joy they shared behind their wines. Being local, it also gave me the opportunity to truly enjoy the spectacular bridge and city views that I don’t think I’ve seen since first coming here as a tourist.”
“What a wonderful way to meet new friends and experience some great wines! I was able to meet and speak to the owners, winemakers, and very knowledgeable reps. I had a great time sipping wine, eating delicious appetizers and all the while l, watching the beautiful San Francisco Bay views! I ended up buying 6 bottles of wine from vineyards I haven’t yet discovered and joined one Wine Club! Looking forward to the next event!”
“Sip and Sail is a one-in-a-lifetime experience that was not just romantic, but it helped broaden my palate. I took the risk of bringing the in-laws on the cruise and it was a special part of their trip to San Francisco. Next time? It will be just me and the wife.”
“Can’t wait for the next Sip and Sail! Last November, we had a glorious evening on the San Francisco Bay as we cruised and mingled with fellow wine enthusiasts, met knowledgeable winemakers and of course indulged in sips of their wines. The promotional Sip and Sail prices by the wineries spurred our purchases. Subsequently, we have enjoyed sharing the bottles and evening experience with others who are eager to join the next time. Clarisse F. Kostrzewski is a superb, meticulous planner and we know her next event will exceed her first sail.”
Soak It Up Wine and Cooking Experience
Looking for a great way to master cooking and wine? Looking to make new friends? Or enjoying a fun evening amongst friends? Look no more!
The Right Blend brings you a unique ongoing series of wine and culinary experience. We have put our passions – food and wine- together to offer you a spectacular evening to delight all senses amongst new and old friends! You will come together to prepare a meal full of great recipes, be introduced to great wines, and explore the surprises of wine-food pairings. When dinner is ready, everyone will sit down together to enjoy their creation with the wines they learned more about.
These fun events are open to the public for $100 per person. Seating is limited to just 15 participants so reservations are required.
Call us at (415) 754-0546 or email us to learn more about it.