In the meantime, your friends at Grand Cru on Murphy Road have not left you hanging with nowhere to taste this weekend. In fact, they've got two events planned. This evening March 29 from 5 to 6:30, they'll be offering a nice California Cab from Edge and a very food-friendly and affordable Pinot Noir from Acrobat.
Tomorrow, March 30, they're cracking the top on two slightly more exotic wines from 3 to 4:30 p.m. First is the delightful Villa Des Anges OV Rosé. Rosés are hot right now, and a nice dry one matches with just about any food you want to pair it with. For something a little jammier and fruit forward, try out the Syrousse Red, a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan that hails from the villages of Roussillon. Carignan used to be a hugely popular grape in France, but we normally just see it as a blending varietal. It plays particularly well with Grenache and Syrah to produce a soft perfumey wine.