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Staff PickThe Fall Wine Event & Marketplace 2015

October 3, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| $30-$50
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Taste Over 50 Wines and Champagnes
New for 2015: Marketplace!


Special Forum/Demo:
Sommelier Anani Lawson and Chef Michele Wilson

Enjoy Wine, Music, Art and Small Bites – Mix & Mingle
Expert Wine Forum • Cooking Demo • Order wine onsite for fast home delivery


Fall is here, and so is an event you won’t want to miss! Spend your early evening with us sipping wine and champagne, nibbling on small bites, enjoying great music and viewing art in the Omi Gallery, all among your friends and fellow wine lovers in “Uptown” at Impact Hub Oakland. Also join us for an exclusive wine forum with world renowned Sommelier Anani Lawson, and a cooking demonstration by the popular Bay Area chef Michele Wilson!

NEW FOR 2015 – Marketplace! Sample the wines, find your favorites and order them onsite. Thanks to a new partnership with WineDirect/UrbanVino, the quality wines of small and large producers, and hard to find wines will be at your doorstep within a few days after the event.

5:00 PM to
8:00 PM
Wine Tasting & Marketplace!

appetizerTaste over 50 wines and champagnes – small producers, large producers, Oakland, East Bay, Napa and Sonoma. Also enjoy small bites (black eye pea hummus, collard green pesto, catfish nuggets and Asian noodle salad, fruits and cheeses) ideal for pairings prepared by Chef Michele Wilson, and purchase wine onsite for home delivery.

5:00 PM to
6:00 PM
(Add’l Cost -
Profiles & Palates / Meet The Sommelier with Anani Lawson

headshot-anani lawson-sqThe evening features a Wine Forum with Anani Lawson (read bio), one of the world’s leading wine sommeliers — for years he worked at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry, helping guests find that perfect wine. Anani travels the world seeking exceptional wines for his clients. Meet him and hear him speak about the wonders of wine discovery and how each bottle of wine tells a story, helping connect us to one another. Moderated by Karen Kennedy and Shundria Reed.

Today Anani Lawson can be counted as one of the handful sommeliers to have worked for two Michelin rated three star restaurants on both coasts, The French Laundry in Napa Valley and Per Se in New York City!

5:30 PM to
6:00 PM
Sip and Savor Demo with Chef Michele Wilson

chef-michele-wilson-350x525-sqJoin well known Chef Michele from Gussie’s Southern Table & Bar (opening early 2016 in Oakland’s Uptown District) as she prepares one of her favorite creations. Her culinary knowledge and insightful tips, combined with a perfect pour will have you refreshed and ready for the evening’s wine and champagne tastings.

Participating Wineries* include (partial): Boisset Collection, Buena Vista Winery, Carica Wines, Christophe Cellars, Cuddihy Wines, Dashe Cellars, Deloach Vineyards, Honrama Cellars, Howell Mountain Vineyards, JCB, Justice Grace Vineyards, L’Objet Wines, P. Harrell Wines, Paradox Wines, Raymond Vineyards, Stage Left Cellars, Urbano Cellars, Virgo Cellars, Vinum Cellars, Winery SF and more!

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* Subject to change due to Harvest season


October 3, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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