Bring it to Bar Ferd’nand New Year’s Eve! 10pm to 2am…10 bucks gets you in the door with a glass of bubbles in-hand at midnight! DJ spinning grooves in the loft…We’re taking over Melrose Market with some chill in the New Year. Join us! Purchase tickets at strangertickets.com.
Welcome Tenute Sella’s winemaker, Christiano Garella, at Bar Ferd’nand this Wednesday from 5-7pm! He will be pouring 3 of his wines from the Lessona district. Red wines are based principally on the Nebbiolo grape, with Vespolina and Croatina; the white wines are 100% Erbaluce. This is one of Italy’s oldest continuously owned single family estates. They have been in production since 1671. As always, free tasting in a free world…
It’s oyster season again! Bar Ferd’nand is kicking it off by participating in Seattle Muscadet & Local Oyster Month. We’re pouring 2 Muscadets by the glass and shucking buck-and-a-half oysters from 3pm-10pm, Tuesday thru Saturday, along with our lovely food menu. D’habitude!
We will have the Sounders Vs. Portland Timbers on the TV in the bar today at 1230.
And don’t forget, Braida tasting at 100pm. See you here!
We have two FANTASTIC tastings happening at Bar Ferdinand this week, The first of which will be with Circo Vino- Thursday TOMORROW the 13th- 5-7pm.
Wines featured: Markus Huber- Gruner Veltliner, 2011 and Hugo Sparkling Rosé Preisinger 2010 (Biodynamic)-Burgenland Blaufrankish and Zweigelt
Founded in 2009, Circo Vino is a importer specializing in wines from unique terroirs, crafted by winemakers who farm their own grapes and care about each step of the winemaking process from vineyard to table. Our wines demonstrate a sense of place and a singularity of style. We strive to offer serious artistry and joyful pleasure in our portfolio selection.
Braida di Giacomo Bologna-Saturday, September 15th- 1-4pm
Montebruna Barbera d’Asti 2008, Moscato d’Asti
At a young age Giuseppe Bologna founded the Braida estate, cultivating a single vineyard of Barbera to make wine for himself and his friends. It was this vineyard that he passed on to Giacomo Bologna along with an unbounded love for this wine and the land where it was made. Giacomo produced a wine that catered to his own exacting standards. He believed that great wine must come from great soil and had been fortunate enough to inherit land that was ideal for grape growing. Giacomo Bologna was actually the first to realize that Barbera could age brilliantly in small oak barrels. In the 1980′s he put this discovery to use, creating three now-famous crus, Uccellone, Bricco della Bogotta, and Ai Suma. The extraction, clarity, and superb balance of these wines is simply unbelievable. Today, Giacomo’s wife Anna and their children continue the plans and dreams that he conceived long ago.
As always, Free tasting in the Free World
This is a correction of the earlier publication on my part. Steve Olson is a rep at Cavatappi and I had that name stuck in my head because I’m going pre-maturely senile…or is it dimentia? Join Steve Brooks(!)-not Olson- owner and winemaker of Trust Cellars, at Bar Ferdinand tomorrow. He will be pouring his ’11 Rosé of Cabernet Franc, ’11 Riesling, 2 of his Syrahs and a Cabernet Sauvignon. For those of you not familiar with Trust Cellars, Steve and his wines are some of the most chill products to roll out of that valley. Steve is a super laid back and down-to-earth individual, whose wines are a reflection of himself and his surroundings. Nothing showy here; no un-needed new wood; no fat dollops or gobs of gooey fruit: just good acid, alcohols in check, balance in place and savory character not usually associated with this part of the world. Get down here!
Free tasting in a Free World
Please join us for an impromptu tasting of the wines of Chateau Fontaynes. Maarten Luyckx, owner and winemaker is stopping through this weekend and we are fortunate to be able to welcome him at Bar Ferdinand for a few hours. He will be pouring three wines: his Cahors, Gascogne Blanc and a Rosé. The wines are fresh and brilliant, vinified naturally, with little or no sulphur added, no filtration, and no chemicals or pesticides in the vineyard. Come by and welcome Maarten…his wines are great and… as always, the tasting is GRATIS…as in…free. See you here!
- Les Grand Fricambaults Rouge
- Les Grand Fricambaults Rosé
- Les Grand Fricambaults Blanc
- Les Longues Fins Blanc
A bit of info on the Domaine:
“The Neveu family have been based in the heart of the Chavignol vineyards for many generations, and today carry on the tradition of the great Sancerrois vignerons. Valerie, André Neveu’s daughter, and her husband Thomas, now run the domaine that extends to about 12 hectares of AOC Sancerre. All the wines are hand harvested and the utmost care is taken in the vineyard. These are the consummate terroirists. The bottlings are all single vineyard, single soil type expressions of Sancerre. All the wines are given the same upbringing in stainless steel, save the Mont Damnes, so that the individual terrior of each site may shine through. Domaine Andre Neveu, above all else, prize balance, minerality, and clarity of fruit in their wines.”
Tonight, 5 to 7pm, we will have Tempus Cellars owner and winemaker, Joe Forest with us! He will be pouring four of his award winning wines; the 2010 Grenache, 2011 Grenache Rose, 2011 Evergreen Vineyard Riesling, and 2009 Syrah. As always, tasting is free, with discounts offered on half and full case purchases. Joe and family are located in Walla Walla, producing elegantly styled, beautifully crafted wines. If you know our shop, you know that we lean heavily into the old world. If we’re carrying Joe’s wines it’s because his winemaking falls along these lines; reasonable oak usage, lower alcohol levels where possible; and wonderful accompaniments to food. See you tonight!