Mugsy pop-up wine bar at El Rio

Event has passed (Fri Jul 27, 2012 - Fri May 31, 2013)
El Rio
5:30 - 8:30
Restaurants, Bars, Wine Bar


Wine term of the week: “Shep Naches” it’s Yiddish for deriving pleasure from someone else’s success. Which we do -- from Bayview’s own Gratta Wines, a double gold recipient out of 3,500+ entries at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

Oh, we’re also saying “I told you so.”

Why? Because we said it was good and now Gratta’s 2010 Sonoma Cabernet is one of only TWO Cabernets in that competition to receive double gold – no small shakes for wine from a tricked out garage.

Fine, fine, wait to hear from the international judges. But there’s not much of that Cabernet and you can enjoy it at Mugsy's.

We're gearing up for a Mugsy reunion with more highbrow wine drinking on the patio of San Francisco's favorite dive bar venue (google it if you don't trust me)... And Barbara Gratta will be there in a tiara with a limited amount of her fancy Cabernet plus new and delicious offerings available in a tasting flight or by the glass.

We'll also serve some bubbly. Because bubbles give me naches. A sparkling wine, Comte de Bailly Rosé made by the French with grapes from the Spanish: let's call it Frenchie La ‘spana, and local Rock Wall Wine's winning Blanc de Blancs and perhaps a bit of White or Rosé.

Sound good? I thought so. All you have to do is show up at El Rio on Friday, May 31 between 5:30-8:30 at the back patio of El Rio. Fox and Lion micro-bakery will be joining us with bread, we'll have Salumi, cheese and more.

Mugsy focuses on women, urban and people of color winemakers as well as all around enjoyment of wine. Glasses $7-8 and we're thinking once a month.
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  1. El Rio
    3158 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA