To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Russian Hill’s New American eatery Luella (1896 Hyde at Green) is offering wine by the glass for only $5 Sunday through Thursday throughout the month of March. Seeing as the restau’s most wallet-friendly glass of wine goes for $8, this is definitely a good deal. Better yet, you can scoop up this deal whether you’re in the dining room or in the bar — forget eating, let’s booze! Will I see you there mañana?
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I have never heard of MyJoffer.com before but from some elementary deduction I have arrived upon two things: a) it has a dumb name and b) it seems like a Groupon knockoff. But more importantly, for the next day and a half, the site is offering a 50 percent discount on gift certificates for $10 worth of wine at Polk Street’s very own Spencer and Daniel’s Wine Outlet (1541 Polk at Sacramento). SnD’s offers great deals on dozens of varieties of wine, which all seem to be up for grabs with this coupon, so I’d have at it I were you — and I will, too.
Pumpkin ale is for the birds. Wine is where it’s at on Thanksgiving — unless you’re WT, in which case, a keg of Natty Lite would be proper form. So it’s time to stock up on vino for the upcoming holiday. Next Wednesday, Nov. 18, William Cross Wine Merchants (2253 Polk at Green) will host its ninth annual Wines for Turkey Day event from 6 to 9 p.m. Along with some complimentary turkey (!), you can guzzle a tasting of gobble gobble grape for $15, plus tax.
Can’t wait ’til then, you boozehound? The wine shop is having a “Wacky Varietals” tasting this Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. of Pineau D’Aunis, Asyrtico, Robola, Ruché, Listán Negro, Counoise, and Menu Pineau. Whatever that means.
When wine snobs and art world-lings join forces, do you think their pretensions are neutralized? You can soon find out. This Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., Polk’s ‘premium wine outlet’ Spencer and Daniels is hosting a wine tasting bash at Space Gallery (1141 Polk at Sutter). For a $5 advance ticket ($10 at the door), you can taste 16 wines, courtesy of S&D’s knowledgeable staff, and enjoy an art exhibit, wine giveaways, and live tunes. This apparently is the second coming of this extravaganza, and the first was a sold-out success with a line out the door. So it’s a smart move to get your tix — and dinner — early (buy them at S&D). Honestly, it does sound like a great party to me. I’ll have to swoop by after I listen to the country’s foremost erotica authors tell spicy bedtime stories at Litquake.
Today concludes San Francisco’s first Natural Wine Week, a city-wide fest that included stops at local wine-ing holes Biondivino and The Jug Shop. From the sound of it, it was a success and winos are ripe for its return next year. But what the heck, might you ask, is natural wine? The pure stuff gets “as close as possible to putting in the bottle exactly what the vineyard gave – a goal that potentially takes the line ‘great wine is made in the vineyard’ and shunts it back to pre-cliche significance.” The SF Chronicle gets to the bottom of it — the lees, if you will.
Drink (ecologically) responsibly. The sixth notch on the boozy bedpost of San Francisco’s Natural Wine Week (8/24-8/30) is Russian Hill’s very own “comprehensive ion of wine, beer, and distilled spirits,” The Jug Shop. The shop will give a tasting of Italian “orange” wines (named for their color which results from long skin contact) on Saturday, August 29 from 4pm to 6pm. It’s the only afternoon tasting of the week (yay day drinking). In other words, RH takes the cake. Tickets cost $30/person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and get more details and the full list of featured wineries here.