Tempranillo at Its Best
The world's most comprehensive tasting of American-produced Tempranillo will take place at the old Officer's Club at the Presidio, the Golden Gate Club, in San Francisco on April 26 from 12 pm to 5 pm. Most TAPAS members are limited-production, family owned wineries. They will be pouring small-lot wines that are not widely available. Bodegas Paso Robles is a member winery, and winemaker Dorothy Schuler is on the Board of Directors and is a Past President of the organization.
This is one of our favorite events. There's nothing quite as good as the view overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge while pouring wine. The venue is not large so ticket sales are limited. If you haven't been to the Presidio since it became the property of the City of San Francisco this is an opportunity for you to see all the changes at the once crown jewel of the US Army bases.
This year's event features a Tempranillo Shootout -- a blind tasting of four USA wines versus four Spanish ones, moderated by Patrick Comiskey, Senior Contributor for Wine & Spirits magazine, chief wine columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and noted wine judge, educator, and writer.
Schedule and costs for the event are:
12 noon - 1:30 pm Tempranillo Shootout $75 ticket includes early admission for the Consumer Tasting
1-2 pm Trade and Media Tasting
2-5 pm Consumer Tasting $55 ticket includes 2 seminars, one on Albariño and an Iberian Medley of lesser-known varietals