Events

Events

  • Field Recordings and Andrew Jones

    Field Recordings and Andrew Jones

    September 26, 2018
    05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
    France 44 Wines & Spirits
    You're invited to come hang out at our tasting bar with Andrew Jones, the front-man of beloved labels like Field Recordings, Fiction, and Alloy Wine Works. He'll be pouring FREE samples of his wines, and charming the pants off of anyone that comes his way (also for free). Swing by anytime between 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26th at the France 44 wine tasting bar and end your Wednesday work day right. Wednesdays are tough, and you're worth it. About Andrew: Field Recordings is 34-year-old winemaker Andrew Jones’ “personal catalog of the people and places he values most.” Spending his days as a vine nursery fieldman planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California, Andrew is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit on the side. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are embraced, Andrew produces small quantities of soulful wine from these unusual, quiet vineyards.
  • Mac & Cheese

    Mac & Cheese

    September 27, 2018
    05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
    France 44 Wines & Spirits
    If you’re a fan of France 44, there’s a strong chance you are a fan of either (probably both) cheese and whiskey. Macallan has created a program to create cheese and scotch pairings and share them with customers, and when they invited us to join in, we jumped at the opportunity. They will be bringing four scotches and we will be providing four corresponding cheeses, picked out by our own Peter from the Cheese Shop and Tom from the liquor side. We'll be tasting: Macallan 12 Year Double Cask + Manchego Macallan 12 Year Classic + Guyere Macallan 15 Year + Norther Lights Blue CHheese Macallan Rare Cask + 2 Year Gouda
  • The Classroom Series: The Wild Side of the Loire Valley

    The Classroom Series: The Wild Side of the Loire Valley

    October 17, 2018
    06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
    France 44 Wines & Spirits
    The Classroom Series was developed to provide an intentional space to dig deep into any and every aspect of wine. These tasting classes are designed to foster learning and education through good conversation, meaningful experiences, unique wines, and going to a depth that’s not always possible in large-group settings. They focus on individual producers, exceptional regions, and unique, noteworthy styles and traditions of the wine world. And since food is inextricable with drinking wine in many regions around the world, our France 44 kitchen will be preparing a special bite designed to highlight the culinary traditions of the region being explored. Our inaugural class will focus on France’s Loire Valley—but not the regions and styles you’d necessarily expect. While well known for its Sauvignon Blancs from Sancerre and Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, the Loire Valley offers up an astounding array of grape varieties, wine styles, traditions and history that has now paved the way for a new, exciting wave of winemakers experimenting with off-the-beaten-path styles and grapes. The Loire Valley has also become a hub in recent times for organic, biodynamic and natural farming practices. You’re invited to join us as we dive deep into the “unknown” side of the Loire Valley!
  • Wine 101

    Wine 101

    October 22, 2018
    06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
    France 44 Wines & Spirits
    The perfect class for the new (or seasoned!) wine enthusiast. Learn all the important basics for appreciating wine--from learning how to read a wine label, to what kind of glasses to use, to how to store your wine, to food pairing basics, to tips on how to taste like a pro. Participants must be 21 years old. Tickets are non-refundable. If you cannot attend a class you have registered for, registration is transferable to another France 44 class through Dojour. All classes are subject to minimum enrollment. If a class is cancelled, we'll notify you 48 hours in advance. France 44 has ample parking for all attendees.