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Some Interesting Wines and a Fun Time

We enjoyed dinner at Franklin Square Wine Bar this evening. We are big fans and now they have kid night. $10 buys entertainment and dinner for your child. They also have many great wines available by the taste, glass or bottle. The table next to us was enjoying Four Thirteen – great choice of course. We decided to taste some things we hadn’t had before….

  • 2007 Esporão Blanco from Alentejo, Portugal. It was made with Antão Vaz. Never heard of this grape and very much enjoyed it.
  • 2007 Berroia, Txakolina de Bizaia, Spain. It was made with 90% Hondarribi Zuri, 6% Folle Blanche, and 4% Riesling. I have had several Txakolina wines before and really like this one. Worth seeking out.
  • 2007 José Palacios from Bierzo. Made with Mencia. We actually have some older bottles of this in the cellar. Very nice.
  • 2005 Castillo de Ulver, vino de la Tierra Castiila y Leon. Also made with Mencia.

If you are in Oakland, have a child and want to join us one Monday night, drop us a line.