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Ester's Special Wine Tasting - Kathryn's Picks!

  • Ester's Wine Shop 1314 7th Street Santa Monica, CA, 90401 United States (map)


This month Ester's owner Kathryn was featured as one of Food & Wine Magazine’s Top Sommeliers of the Year (see the full article HERE).  She recommends her favorite springtime wines, and will be pouring flights of all 3 and chatting about how to pair them with your favorite market-inspired dishes. $20 for a flight of 3 wines.

NV Château de Brézé Crémant de Loire Rosé

“This is my favorite bottle of pink bubbles right now: crisp, clean, with really bright acidity. Normally I don’t love Cabernet Franc’s leafy spice in sparkling wine, but in this case, I’m crazy about it. And if I’m outside on the patio or having lunch near the beach? This is exactly what I’m looking for. Done!”

2015 Eva Fricke Rheingau Riesling Trocken

“Spring is all about that moment when our local market is bursting with peas and radishes, and also fresh goat cheese. Sometimes fresh produce like that doesn’t go perfectly with wine, but it will with this dry Riesling. Also, this wine gets better once it’s open. It will be awesome the next day, too.”

2014 Pian dell’Orino Rosso di Montalcino

“Three years ago, I went to Italy in May and made a visit to Pian dell’Orino in Montalcino. We’ve always had their Brunello at Esters, but I tasted the more affordable Rosso di Montalcino, and it was just gorgeous—delicate and light, but with enough oomph for roast chicken or pork.”

-Megan Kirkbaum, Food & Wine April 2017