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Staff PickThe Fall Wine Event & Marketplace

November 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| $30-$60
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A message to our wine country associates and friends

n light of the recent fires, our hearts go out to the vintners, residents, businesses and workers of Napa and Sonoma County, who play a tremendous role in Bay Area lifestyle, and have always been supportive of REGISTRY events in the past. We pray for their endurance and speedy recovery during these difficult times. Want to help?

Taste Over 50 Wines


Wine Forum, Sommelier Row and Cooking Demo

Enjoy Wine, Expert Advice, Small Bites and Music – Order wine onsite

Fall is here, the season to unwrap new wines for you to discover. Join sf|noir and the when the Fall Wine Event & Marketplace returns for 2017. Spend your early evening with us sampling wine, nibbling on small bites, talking to experts, enjoying great music and viewing art in the Omi Gallery, all among your friends and fellow wine lovers in “Uptown” at Impact Hub Oakland. Find your favorite wines and order them onsite for pickup or home delivery. 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 2017Sommelier Row led by Ruben Morancy of the The Loiret Group. Get expert advice on the wines you’re tasting and virtually any other question you may have that relates to the world of wine-appreciation.

Taste wines from notable regional vintners* including Baileyana, Buhman Estate Vineyards, Carica Wines, Campovida, Dry Creek Vineyard, E. Gordon Wines, J Vineyards and Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines, Louis M. Martini Winery, Lusu Cellars, Orogeny Vineyards, P. Harrell Wines, Pat Paulsen Vineyard, Rabble Wine Company, Rosenblum Cellars, Talbott Vineyards, Tangent Wines, Theopolis Vineyards, Trefethen Family Vineyards and True Myth Wines; plus a number of specialty brands from Spain. Some wines courtesy of Wine Warehouse and Cuddihy Wine Importers.

When wine tasting typically costs $15-$20 for one flight alone, this value (taste up to 50 wines) can’t be beat!


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 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 -
Forum: Profiles & Palates with Sommelier 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.

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!

A peek at Anani’s forum from a past sf|noir event…

5:00 PM to
8:00 PM
Sommelier Row

headshot-ruben morancyThe Loiret Group‘s founder, Ruben Morancy, will be leading a group of sommeliers from whom you can get expert advice on the wines you’re tasting and virtually any other question you may have that relates to the world of wine-appreciation. A truly unprecedented opportunity for guests to benefit from 4 distinguished sommeliers who will be available to pour and answer questions to make your wine-tasting experience exceptional!

As an added bonus, America’s foremost authority on tea, James Norwood Pratt, will be onsite providing tea tastings and dispensing on-the-spot knowledge on the intriguing wide world of teas.

5:30 PM to
7:30 PM
Sip and Savor Demo plus Bits & Bites – Chef Michele Wilson

chef-michele-wilsonJoin well known Chef Michele from Gussie’s Southern Table & Bar (opening soon 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. 

Watch Michele in action at a past cooking demonstration at Bloomingdale’s…

5:00 PM to
8:00 PM
Music by Christie James, On-air Talent IHeart 80s @103.7/Pride Radio

headshot-christie jamesChristie has been on air with KYLD, KISQ, PRIDE Radio and most recently IHeart 80s @103.7. She is living her dream now as the producer of The Martha Quinn Show and also as your middays host on iHeart80s @103.7 daily from 10a-3p.

Past Events…

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21 and older • No refunds • General ticket price includes admission, tasting glass, unlimited tasting, bits and bites, and cooking demo (limited capacity). Wine forum included with Premium ticket.

* Confirmed, however we are not responsible for any last minute cancellations

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November 4, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 United States