Author Archives: Mike Berger

Ralphs’ Wine Tasting Schedule

Hello Wine Lovers, here is a copy of the August 2009 Wine Tasting Schedule. Hopefully, having a copy of the schedule here on downtownster .com will make it easier to see what nights will work for many of you. Cheers! Mike The Wine Guy August 7th.  Domestic and Import Craft Beer $8.00 Has been canceled. [...]

Hello Wine Lovers,

Yes, it has been sometime since I have written a bit about wine here at the Ralphs Wine Bar.  My absence in script has been noted. I must thank Alec Silverman for helping keep the interest in the wine evenings in my absence.  Monday night (tonight) will be a nice selection of sparkling wines from [...]

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Tonight is Friday, July 10th and from 5 pm until 8 pm Ralphs downtown is featuring the wines of Sebastiani, one of California’s noble winemaking families. The Sebastiani Winery is an historic landmark dating back to 1825, when it was planted by Franciscan monks to make sacramental wine.  It was purchased by Italian immigrant Samuele [...]

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 It’s Wednesday, July 1st and tonight, from 5pm until 8pm, the “rolling wine bar” at Ralphs  will  host Kendall Jackson Winery and feature their Merlot varietals.  Kendall Jackson is a household name in the wine industry.  What most people do not know is that Kendall Jackson (KJ) is a major player in the high-end California [...]

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Hello Wine Lovers,   Today, Tuesday, June 30th from 5pm to 8pm Ralphs will be offering another wine tasting.  Tonight, wines ranked 90 points or higher by noted publications in the wine industry likeThe Wine Spectator,  The Wine Advocate and The Wine Journal will be featured on this evening’s flights.  Many varietals have scored 90 points and above, all a person has [...]

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Hello Wine Lovers,   Today is Friday, June 26th and we have a special guest visiting our wine tasting-table from 5pm to 8pm tonight,  Joe Montoya.  Joe, who represents Chateau St. Jean  Winery in Sonoma County, will be pouring wine for our tasting tonight.  The winery produces several wines under different labels around Sonoma and [...]

Hello Wine Lovers!

Hello Wine Lovers, join us tonight Friday, June 19, 2009 from 5pm to 8pm for a taste of one of California’s Noble wine making families.  Sebastiani and Sons Winery. And tonight is a recession buster—only six dollars for four glasses of wine. August and his wife Silvia started the family winery in the heart of [...]

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Hello Wine Lovers, from 5pm to 8pm today June 16th  at Ralphs, we’re once again venturing up the coast of California to Paso Robles to check out  the wine growing region. Many of the Paso wineries are producing wines that are rich and deep full-bodied wines.  The special climate in that region allows the wind [...]

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Hello wine lovers, today, Tuesday June 9th, at Ralphs Downtown we are  tasting  great Pinot Grigio from 5pm to 8pm in our wine café.  Pinot Grigio can be grown in California as well as in Italy. Bookmark It

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Hello wine lovers, tonight June 8, 2009 from 5pm to 8pm at Ralphs Downtown, we will taste two of the same wines from different parts of the world, Syrah from California and France and Shiraz from Australia.  The ancient city of Shiraz is said to be the birthplace of the Shiraz grape, not too far [...]