Dark & Delicious!
One of the very best wine events I went to in 2007 was "Dark & Delicious". Organized by PS, I Love You, an association of Petite Sirah producers, the event was absolutely killer. You just don’t see that many Petite Sirah’s in one room very often. Even better, there was copious amounts of great food paired with each Petite Sirah producers.
This was the event that taught Ginny, my wife, to LOVE Petite Sirah. Since then our collection of Petites has increased significantly simply to accommodate her new found appetite.
So it shouldn’t be a surprise that for the first time, my wife demanded I blog about something. She demanded I blog about this:
Dark & Delicious 2008
36 wine companies and 20 food vendors will join forces, again
Friday February 8, 2008 ~ 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Palace of the Fine Arts, San Francisco
$50 per ticket
Some of the finest aged California wines I’ve ever had have been Petite Sirahs. A lot of people drink up Petite pretty quick when it’s young because they love that hearty, juicy, peppery goodness that a young Petite Sirah delivers. I do the same thing. And God knows, so does Ginny. But I’ll never forget a couple of Petite’s from Foppiano’s cellar that we poured at a press event back around 1996. It was a 1968 vintage and a vintage from the mid 70s. These were spectacular wines.
This is an event I’m almost certain to attend and cover for Fermentation. And it’s not because I owe it to my lovely wife Ginny to go. It’s not like I forced her (recently) to sit through a couple sets of hard be bop at Yoshis. It’s because there’s no other place in America where you can wrap you palate around so many Petite Sirah’s in one setting.
If you want to wrap your palate around some great wines, Buy Tickets Here!