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Staff PickA Celebration of African American Vintners and Winemakers (Sept 8)

September 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| $145
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Similar to the Annual International Women in Wine Celebration in Florida, A Celebration of African American Vintners and Winemakers promises to be just as spectacular. This illustrious event brings winemakers and wine connoisseurs together for a fine wine and fine dining experience. In the spring of 2017, Urban Connoisseurs hosted its first ever Celebration of this kind aboard the luxurious South Florida Princess to a sold out crowd. Attendees of this event experienced award winning wines from women winemakers paired with courses designed and prepared specifically of each wine. We did it again in 2018!

This September 2018, Urban Connoisseurs in partnership with Rejuve Wellness Center & Spa, and the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce will introduce the ‘Black Men in Wine Celebration’, an equally awesome event to the Bay Area.

This unique event will combine the talent and success of African American winemakers and vintners with a dish designed specifically to each wine being served. Many of these men have received global recognition for their wines. We have invited some of these winemakers to submit their signature wines for review. A Sommelier and chef will carefully taste, discuss and select 5-6 wines, then carefully design the perfect pairing for every wine selected.

The winemakers dine with the guests giving them an up close and personal experience. Guests have an opportunity to share their thoughts on the wine and pairing before we move to the next course.

2018 Men in Wine Dinner Pairings
Julian Wines – 2014 California Sauvignon Blanc
Vintner, Myles Franklin – DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia)

L’Objet Wines – 2014 Oehlman Vineyard, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Winemaker, Dan Glover – Healdsburg, CA

Indigene Cellars – 2015 Ambiente (Tuscan Blend)
Winemaker, Raymond Smith – Carmel Valley, CA

Longevity Wines – 2011 Philosophy (Bordeaux Blend) and 2014 Cabernet Sauvigno
Winemaker, Phil Long – Livermore, CA

Charles Wine Company – 2017 Symphony
Winemaker, Paul Charles – Los Angeles, CA

Black Crystal Wines – Moscato
Vintner, Winfield Taylor – Denver, CO



September 8, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rejuve Wellness Center and Spa
(415) 993-2232
421 Post St - 14th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102 United States