Full-bodied, Piedmontese reds are especially well-suited to the holiday season, according to advanced sommelier Patrick Emerson, who’s devoting his next pop-up wine bar to Northern Italian wines.
“They are some of our personal favorites, especially the wines from Barolo and Barbaresco,” says Emerson, who this year launched Communion Wine Club as an umbrella organization for his consulting services and events.
Emerson and Kevin Kelley will pour more than 20 “hard-to-find” wines at the Dec. 13 event at High Wire Distilling Co., 652 King St. Wines will be available in three- and six-ounce portions; customers can also purchase wines by the bottle.
The party runs from 6 p.m.-12 midnight. For more information, visit Communion Wine Club’s website.
Proof calls it a “pop-up wine bar.” Less trendy drinkers might call it a visit from a sales rep. Either way, starting next week, the King Street bar is offering downsized samples of wine on Tuesday afternoons – and plans to keep pouring until the vino’s gone.
Unlike most pop-ups, the wine program won’t completely take over the venue: Proof’s standard cocktail menu will still be available.
According to organizer Kevin Kelley, who represents two wine distributors, 30 wines will be served in three-ounce and five-ounce portions from 4 p.m. onward; patrons can also purchase the featured wines by the bottle. Continue reading