Wine for Everyone: From California Cults to Italian Stallions
The downtown San Francisco wine store/wine bar is in the same building as the historic Palace Hotel and serves up bites from their kitchen.
With 4,000 SKUs and counting, this Big Apple hot spot is a welcome addition to the The City By the Bay. With bottles ranging from $8 to $800 and up, there is literally something for everyone from hard to find boutique bottles to heavy hitters.
I shot the above video with my iPhone so it’s nothing fancy. However, it gives you a chance to learn little bit more about the five wines (listed below) that I tasted at Flatiron Wines & Spirits on June 8, 2016.
5 Divine Wines Under $50
Cordeuil, Champagne Extra Brut $40
Michel Delhommeau, Muscadet “Cuvee Harmonie”, 2014 $15
Lique Farm, Chardonnay “La Hermana”, 2014 $40
Vietti, Barolo “Castiglione”, 2012 $50
Bedrock, North Coast Syrah, 2014 $30
“San Francisco is a culinary capital and life here is deeply enriched by the incredible culture of wine and food. We can’t think of any other city where the people will be so keen to explore the incredibly diverse range of artisanal wines that we’ll offer.” Beau Rapier, Partner/ General Manager
The focus is on small, artisanal producers from around the world, with particularly extensive collections from Burgundy, the Loire, the Northern Rhone, Piedmont, Germany, and Champagne. Notably, Flatiron will take advantage of its new location to build on its reputation for stocking small-production California wines, and aims to have the most diverse selection of these wines anywhere. There will also be a wide selection of hand-crafted spirits, as well as every-day staples.
In addition to the opportunity to purchase and taste anything in the shop on-premise, Flatiron promises to have many free tastings, educational seminars, meet-the-winemaker opportunities, book signings, and other wine-related events. Over the years, Flatiron’s New York store has hosted a number of the world’s top wine producers from both Europe and California, and in the new San Francisco store Flatiron is building out event space especially designed for this use.
“There is no more exciting, no more dynamic wine region in the world than California, and we are thrilled to finally be so close to so many of our favorite growers and winemakers. We just can’t wait to provide them and our customers a space to connect, taste and discover together, right in the heart of San Francisco.” Josh Cohen, Partner
Flatiron Wines has been nationally recognized as a leading wine shop. It was recently nominated as “retailer of the year” by Wine Enthusiasts Magazine, was named a top 50 “wine destination” in the United States by Food and Wine Magazine, and has been described as one of New York City’s best wine stores in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Financial Times, and others.
This is not a sponsored post. I think Flatiron is an awesome wine find and sharing is caring!