You can walk up to any wine-o-phile and ask them about the wines that they love the most and they’ll probably toss out some famous name from Napa, Sonoma, Bordeaux, Burgundy or what have you. But if you were to pour them another glass, compliment their good looks and expound upon their precise palate, you might just find that they’ll open up a bit more and tell you about their “pet wines”: wines that they seek out and which light their face up whenever they successfully discover a new one. One of my pet wines are none other than the true Pet, ie. Petite Sirah. While a professed fan of cool climate, balanced wine I can’t help but fall over my feet (before AND after) whenever I spot a Petite Sirah within close proximity of my glass hand. It is with this in mind that I’m foaming at the mouth at the return of PS I Love You‘s Dark & Delicious annual Petite Sirah fest at Rock Wall Wine Company, Alameda CA on 02/18/11.
The Lady and I attended last year at the kind invitation of organizer Jo Diaz and were overwhelmed at the quality and number of wines available and equally so at the amount of quality food that was thoughtfully paired by many of the extended Bay Area’s best restaurants and chefs. Hear me now…many wine events proclaim the food and nibbles that are available at their events and some actually pull off some good matches. PSILY:D&D takes those proclamations and stares them down while munching on a Kobe beef slider and slugging back some powerfully structured Petite Sirah: Yes. The food is that good. Pair that shizzy with some slammin’ wine offerings that prove Petite Sirah is a fantastically fun grape with which to make wine and what?… yeah, to drink!
“If you live in the Bay Area, PS I Love You’s Dark & Delicious Event provides an amazing food and wine experience. It’s on Friday, February 18, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This year the event is returning to Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda. With 45+ preeminent Petite Sirah wine companies and 30 fabulous Napa and Bay Area restaurants and/or food caterers, there’s nowhere else that you can have this much fun, food, and wine for only $63 per person. Free parking, no gratuity!”
DISCOUNTS for GrouPieS and Designated Driver available upon request. Call or Email. GROUP PURCHASES for eight (8) or more people available.
Note: Due to the nature of this event, please note that all ticket purchases are non refundable.
Minimum Age: 21, Kid Friendly: No, Dog Friendly: No, Non-Smoking: Yes!, Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!,