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Donkey & Goat

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SF wine week tasting event

Last night was a somewhat atypical one for a Berkeley winemaker and his Cal student intern.  Jared and I poured three wines at the Paradise Lounge in San Francisco as part of the third night of San Francisco Wine Week’s festivities.  The lights were dimmed, the music was bumping, and we quickly learned to appreciate our quiet serving nook in the corner of the club.  And luckily, our relatively isolated location did not stop eager guests from visiting our table.  We poured the 2006 Fenaughty Syrah, the 20o6 Vieilles Vignes, and the 2006 Three Thirteen.  Some short periods of decreased traffic flow allowed Jared and I to individually wander and sample some of the other purveyors.  However, time constraints and the sheer abundance of offerings that spanned two floors prevented us from covering too much ground.  Overall, a good night, and the vibrant energy of the club left us both exhausted by closing time.

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