Posts Tagged ‘wine tasting’

Experience Modernist Cuisine at The Tech

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If you love food photography and the science of cooking, you’re going to love this event on Friday 8/22 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at The Tech. You’ll be able to explore the Photography of Modernist Cuisine exhibit and:

  • Get a  behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition from Scott Heimendinger from the Modernist Cuisine team. 
  • Learn modernist techniques from experts with hands-on components throughout the night inspired by Modernist Cuisine
  • Have some of Nathan Myhrvold’s favorite local food. (The former Microsoft Chief Technology Officer is also the tech leader and visionary behind the wildly successful Modernist Cuisine company).
  • Have a cocktail or head to the rooftop terrace of the museum for wine tasting with a spectacular view of the downtown San Jose skyline. 

Here’s a  quick tour of the exhibit. See you there!

Event information:

August 22, 2014 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $25 non-members/$20 members in advance $30 non-members/$25 members at the door $10 for wine tasting on the roof Get your tickets here.

Celebrate Cabernet Day in San Jose

On Thursday September 1, 2011 wine lovers around the world will celebrate the 2nd annual International #CabernetDay, and San Jose’s A Perfect Finish wine bar is THE place in Silicon Valley HQ to gather and celebrate!

Cabernet day is the brainchild of Certified Sommelier Rick Bakas, who has run several such virtual tastings over the last two years. The idea is for people around the world to open some of their favorite Cabernets and share tasting notes with their friends wherever they are through live-chats, Twitter, Facebook and live streaming tasting sessions using the tag #CabernetDay to alert people they are participating in the event.

A powerful use of social media, wines from wineries large and small can all participate by sharing their wines with tasters who then spread the word on multiple networks. The recent #ChardonnayDay event reached over 4 million people through their social networks in one day. That’s almost twice than the circulation of the largest wine industry publication.

In San Jose we’ll be tasting Cabernets from around the world as well as award winning local Santa Clara Valley Cabernets from Creekview Vineyards and Fortino Winery. The team at A Perfect Finish will offer appetizers and even a little dessert to finish off your evening.

One of the coolest parts about Cabernet Day is comparing tasting notes with other tasters around the world and the San Jose event will be live-streaming  a broadcast of special Cabernet focused seminars as  well as showing the live #CabernetDay twitter stream on a screen at A Perfect Finish.

Note: Space is limited to 100  for this event, Event begins at 6 PM and ends at 8 PM. Tickets are available through Eventbrite for $15 or $20 at the door.

Event sponsored by Bakas Media, Thirsty Girl,  and A Perfect Finish.

If you can’t make it to A Perfect Finish but want to participate or throw a tasting party of your own, visit the main Cabernet Day page on Eventbrite to see who else is participating as well as some of the wines donated and sponsors of this event.

Zanotto’s First Annual Wine and Food Festival

Willow Glen has been without a grocery store since the Safeway on Curtner shut down, and before that the Albertson’s on Bird, and we’re STILL waiting for that Fresh and Easy.  So the neighborhood waited with baited breath when we heard Zanotto’s was moving into a store at Foxworthy and Cherry.

As Joann reported here, now that the store is open you’ll find the quality level one expects from a family market like Zanotto’s as well as the friendly and knowledgeable staff just on the outskirts of Willow Glen.

To celebrate Zanotto’s Willow Glen is having a special Grand Opening celebration with their first annual “Wine and Food Festival” on Aug. 28.

Local wineries will be on hand to offer great wines and There will be food paired with it from the store’s deli, the BBQ and vendors on hand to sample their products too.

There will be entertainment for the kids with a strolling magician, a face painter and a balloon artist along with a band. Prizes, including a mountain bicycle and a portable basketball backboard will be given away throughout the day. Surprise prizes and gift baskets will also be given throughout the day.

Doors will open at 8:00 AM with an official ribbon cutting at 11:00 AM., and city Council members Pierluigi Oliverio and Judy Chirco and Pat Dando, President of the San Jose Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to officially open the store located at 1421 Foxworthy Ave. San Jose, CA.

Santana Row’s Second Annual Pear & Wine Festival

Pear FestivalBefore Santana Row, there was Town & Country Village, a sprawling one-level, Spanish-style buildings with stores and restaurants. Before Town & Country Village, there was a 65-acre pear orchard.

The festival includes chef demonstrations, wine tasting, live entertainment and samplings of pear-influenced recipes by Santana Row Chefs.

Wine tasting, $20 for six tastes with 20% of proceeds donated to Hospice of the Valley.

Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis will appear at noon in Santana Row Park with a Q&A and book signing. Tickets for this event will be distributed in Sur La Table at Santana Row with the purchase of Giada’s Kitchen.

Santana Row
Winchester & Stevens Creek Boulevards, San Jose

Sunday, October 19, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free except for wine tasting and the Giada De Laurentiis event.

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