Is there anything more satisfying than slurping down ice-cold oysters with perfectly paired wines at 5pm? Our friends at Real Good Fish (the community supported fishery that delivers seafood to its members at Oakland Crush) are joining us for a special tasting and oyster pairing! They’ll be bringing the freshest Marin Miyagi oysters to serve on the half shell to our tasting participants. Naturally we’ve picked 3 wines that are brilliant with oysters--and all new to the shop--for the evening’s wine tasting flight.
First we have an unusual, sophisticated “methode traditionelle” sparkling wine from Germany’s Nahe appellation, made with Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. Next, a mineral-driven organic Muscadet infused with notes of lemon, lime and almond. (Muscadet + oysters is like Ernie + Bert.) Last, a bright Picpoul de Pinet from Languedoc, grown on the banks of a lagoon where oyster beds abound, whose acidity and salinity (picpoul means “lip-smacking”) make it the perfect oyster match!
Gut Hermannsberg Blanc de Blanc NV
Stéphane Orieux 2014 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie
Camino 2015 “Domitia” Picpoul de Pinet
3 wines + oysters, $20
As always, featured wines are for sale at 10% off to tasting participants, during the event only.
P.S. Real Good Fish will have a few bags of live oysters to sell, if you want to take some home! They’re $22 for 16 oysters, first come first served. If you claim a bag when you arrive, we’re happy to keep them on ice till you leave.