San Francisco is also home of Bartholomew Broadbent, who runs a wine importing company that brings some fine juices into the USA . His wines portfolio is being distributed on mostly US States, Canada and also UK.
Bartholomew is an English gentleman that lives in California and produces Port & Madeira wine in Portugal. - Interesting, right? On top of that Bartholomew is also a good friend of mine.
Bartholomew's PORT Wines:
- Quinta do Crasto
- Tuke Holdsworth.
"Wine is not only for special occasions but should be enjoyed everyday for health and happiness. It is as much a part of the meal as any other food, but it is the most important part, and can greatly enhance any meal from the simple to the spectacular.
Whatever the price, the wine you drink should be of the highest possible quality. I refuse to sell overpriced wines. Our most expensive wines offer great value, but all of our wines offer fantastic quality for their price. Wine is food for your brain."
- Bartholomew Broadbent.
The company takes orders to sell directly to the public.
Check out their website for more: Broadbent-Wines
K & L WInes has an extensive collection of Californian, French, Italian, German, Chilean, and Australian wines. Wine tastings are held every Saturday in their San Francisco store from noon until 3:00 p.m., and in their Redwood City store from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tastings usually highlight 6-10 wines, and generally range in price from $10-$15. You may also join one of the "Wine of the Month" clubs, or sign up on their mailing list to receive their monthly publication.
What to buy: If you purchase a bottle of wine at K & L Wines, then have dinner at Bizou, there's NO corkage fee (provided you have the receipt)!!
Domaine Chandon in the Napa Valley
What to buy: Sparkling wine made by faily Moet et Chandon from Champagne France !!
What to pay: Not that cheap for a sparkling wine :))