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Welcome to the Sixth Annual Top 100 Tasting
 
Stemware sponsored by Riedel
 
W&S 23rd Annual Buying Guide
 
The Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center
 

Nettie's Crab Shack
 
Spiked Crab Deviled Eggs from Nettie's Crab Shack
 
Krug
 
Brix Chocolate
 

Tom Hinde of Flowers Winery
 
2006 Flowers Sonoma Coast Andreen-Gale Pinot Noir
 
Hog Island Oysters
 
Hog Island Kumomoto Oysters
 

John of Hog Island Oyster
 
Kathleen Meek of Banville & Jones Wine Merchants, pouring Cantina Terlano
 
Andrea Englisis of Athenee Imports pouring Gaia
 
Mark Malpiede of Williams Selyem
 

2007 William Selyem Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir
 
President Antione Songy of Robert Kacher Selections
 
2006 Michel & Stéphane Ogier Père et Fils Syrah L'Ame Soeur
 
Huckleberry Compote with goat cheese cheesecake purée and pine nuts from Candybar
 

Barefoot Coffee, The Boss Espresso
 
Andy Peay of Peay Vineyards
 
Ian Cauble and Michael Engelmann
 
Andres M. Schloss and Marìa Luz Marìn of Casa Marìn
 

2008 Casa Marìn Sauvignon Blanc
 
Zuvo Water
 
Zuvo Water
 
Suzie Kukic of Kobrand pouring Louis Jadot
 

Louis Jadot
 
Fonseca (Robert Bower of The Fladgate Partnership) and Niepoort (right) (The Fladgate Partnership)
 
Niepoort 1991
 
Matt Licklider and Anneka Foushee of Lioco
 

Iberico Ham Crostini from Bardessono
 
Bardessono
 
2007 Moric Burgenland Blaufränkisch
 
Chef Jason Berthold of RN74
 

Winemaker Dr. Yiannis Voyatzis of Boutari
 
Laurence Sterling of Iron Horse
 
Tara Q. Thomas and Anna Micic of W&S Magazine
 
 

Alison Domenighetti of Domaine Select
 
Ray Kaufman pouring at the Drew table
 
Western Regional Manager Todd Coffin of Ex Cellars, pouring E. Guigal
 
Cos
 

Bill Smith of W.H. Smith
 
Josh Greene of W&S Magazine
 
 
West Coast Manager Tanya Pringsheim of Bouchard Père & Fils
 

Cameron Mills of RN74
 
 
 
 

Braised Pork Belly in a clamshell bun, from Heaven's Dog
 
Estate Manager Oskar Bynke of Hermann J. Wiemer
 
Dr. Jerry Seps of Storybook Mountain
 
Dr. Jerry Seps of Storybook Mountain
 

President Alex Guarachi of TGIC Importers Inc.
 
Laura Catena of Catena Zapata
 
Rudy von Strasser of von Strasser
 
Chris Phelps of Swanson
 

Boots Brounstein of Diamond Creek
 
Michael L. Kinney of W&S Magazine
 
Sonoma Foie Gras Mousse on toasted pan de mie, with hickory-smoked sea salt and cabernet gastrique, from The Cliff House
 
Owner/Winemaker Stephen Henschke of Henschke
 

Chef Doug Borkowski of Il Cane Rosso, Fall Spiced Squash and White Bean Crostino with crispy pork cracklings
 
 
Proprietor Denis Horgan (right) of Leeuwin Estate
 
Shae Cooney of Old Bridge Cellars Cellars pouring Brokenwood
 

Shae Cooney and Tim Irwin of Old Bridge Cellar with Brokenwood
 
2006 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz
 
Rebecca Hopkins of Constellation Brands, pouring Ravenswood
 
Rick Morrison of Qupé
 

Organic produce grower Martin Bournhonesque of San Francisco
 
Chris Hallowell of W&S Magazine
 
Josh Greene of W&S Magazine
 
Michael Engelmann of Restaurant Gary Danko (left) and Joshua Greene of W&S
 

Michael Engelmann of Restaurant Gary Danko (left) and Joshua Greene of W&S
 
Mark Macedonia of M Imports, Josh Greene of W&S, and Pedro Branco of Quinta do Portal
 
Patrick Comiskey of W&S Magazine
 
Patrick Comiskey of W&S Magazine
 

Chris Camarda of Andrew Will
 
Andrew Will
 
Skouras
 
George Skouras of Skouras and Tara Q. Thomas of W&S Magazine
 

George Skouras of Skouras and Tara Q. Thomas of W&S Magazine
 
flour + water
 
Pumpkin Soup with toasted pistachio, brown butter-caramelized quince and guanciale crisp from flour + water
 
Stephen and Prue Henschke with Josh Greene of W&S Magazine
 

Stephen and Prue Henschke with Josh Greene of W&S Magazine
 
Bob Madill of Sheldrake Point and Josh Greene of W&S Magazine
 
Chef Sean O'Toole of Bardessono
 
Wolfgang Weber of W&S Magazine
 

Bill Smith of W.H. Smith and Joshua Greene of W&S Magazine
 
Michael L. Kinney of W&S Magazine
 
The W&S crew
 
 


Photos by Eric Wolfinger