Join Ben Stewart in his exploration of French traditional method bubbles and their expression of terroir. He'll be weighing variables, soil types and microclimates vs. regional styles and varieties, and will be exploring some special domestic sparkling selections by POE and Forlorn Hope. $25/TICKET
Clotilde Davenne, Crémant de Bourgogne 'Extra Brut', NV, Yonne (70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, Kimmeridgian Chalk)
Domaine Moissenet-Bonnard, Crémant de Bourgogne, NV, Cotes de Beaune (100% Pinot Noir, Limestone/Clay)
Jean Velut, 'Premier Temps', NV, Montgeaux (80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, Chalk/Clay/Flint)
Brigandat, Blanc de Noirs, NV, Aube (100% Pinot Noir, Kimmeridgian Chalk)
POE Sparkling Rose, Méthode Champenoise, Van Der Kaamp Vineyard, 2014 (Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier, Volcanic Loam)
Forlorn Hope, Le Prince Lutin, Rorick Vineyard, 2014 (Pinot Noir, Limestone)
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Ben began his wine career working in fine and rare retail in New York before joining Bonhomie Wine Imports, desiring to develop a closer relationship to the culture of wine and the people who make them. His love of the industry, which can be often so challenging and extremely competitive, is fueled by its dynamic and ever-changing landscape, which is a constant source of intrigue and fascination. Having relocated to the Bay Area in the spring of 2017 to launch Bonhomie’s efforts on the West Coast, he is energized at the opportunity to bring the wines he believes in to a new audience.