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257th.DinnerMarch 24th.Wayfare Tavern,San Francisco

 

52 Members filled the 3rd. floor dining-room enjoying “Flavors or Americana”. Lynn Gretkowski M.D. wine chair and Shirley Wang M.D. food chair headed the wine and food committees respectively paying homage to the Tavern’s American inspired menu and inviting Bruce Phelps, Master Distiller at Anchor Brewery to host an “Old Potreto” Rye Whiskey Tasting

 

258th. DinnerJune 10th.Beretta,San Francisco

 

42 Members enjoyed a very casual dinner in this popular Mission District restaurant. We were offered six courses of excellent Italian food, served on mounded platters family style. Their sommelier, Justin Roberts, was a wonderful host and having chosen some interesting Italian wines spoke on the Italian Wine Market today. Thanks go to Mark Rosenberg M.D. for organizing this one.

 

2012 Wine and Cheese Tasting August 12th.San Francisco

 

This year, Janet Fletcher, Cheese reporter and author, and Marion Koerper Blumberg M.D. took us on a

Tour of Italy. 36 Members enjoyed 7 Italian Wines with 7 Italian Cheeses. After our Tour of France in 2011 we can look forward to a Tour of Spain with our Wine and Cheese Tasting Team.

 

259th. DinnerSeptember 11th.The French Club

 

Always a favorite with our members, 47 enjoyed a Bordeaux themed dinner. Thanks to our host and Food Chair, Mark LeClerc M.D. and Daniel Bikle M.D. with the challenging responsibility of choosing no less than six Bordeaux (actually that does include the neighboring Sauternes).

 

BOGNovember 8th.Incanto in Noe Valley,

 

We thank twelve of our Governors for attending this annual meeting of the Board who enjoyed a delicious dinner.

 

74th. Annual Gala DinnerJanuary 26th.Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco

78 Members including guests were honored to view a private screening of “ America's Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition” presented by Carla De Luca Worfolk, an Emmy award-winning television and documentary producer, has enjoyed an extensive career across media, gravitating towards highly creative assignments with an emphasis on education, public service and policy. Throughout her career, the San Francisco Bay Area native has worked as an independent producer, magazine editor, writer, public relations executive, and paralegal. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Santa Clara University, and a Master of Journalism degree from the University of California at Berkeley. During her time as a CNN producer in Atlanta, Worfolk supervised content for the highly-rated CNN Saturday/Sunday Morning program, a live, two-hour magazine show, and was also on the Emmy-winning team that covered the Olympic Park Bombing in 1996. America’s Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition is her first independent film. America's Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition;A preview of America's Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition; This documentary offers an unprecedented overview of the legacy of National Prohibition and its continuing impact on the wine industry and everyday lives of Americans. Marking the 75th Anniversary of Prohibitions Repeal, it brings to life never-before-seen archival photographs and film clips, and features nearly 40 interviews including those who experienced Prohibition, historians, winemakers, members of Congress, and public policy experts. Among those filmed are Kevin Starr, California Librarian Emeritus, Leon Panetta, former Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton, as well as legendary winemakers Brother Timothy, Robert Mondavi, and Ernest Gallo. The interviews chronicle the rebuilding of the wine industry and the emergence of a new American wine culture. Equally significant are the insights fueling the continuing societal debate over the issue of alcohol in America. Copyright © 2009 The Regents of the University of California. All Rights Reserved.

The film was shown pre and post a delicious five course gala dinner and Dr. Gretkowski and Dr. Jacobson graciously gifted the Schramburg and wonderful Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 from Howell Mountain, Napa

 

 

 

 

 

 

241ST.DinnerApril 5th.Rubicon Restaurant

 

70 Members enjoyed a delicious dinner planned by Roger Ecker M.D. Tom Forde M.D. Mark Rosenberg M.D. and Jim Pfeifer M.D. helped by his committee and R. Aguirre M.D. owner, of Bodegas Winery in the Livermore Valley, and member who kindly donated his 2005 Garacha, which paired very well with the braised short ribs. Seating at Rubicon was limited to 70 and this event quickly sold out.

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