Big Bottles For The Holidays - The Highest Calling Of The Winemaker's Art

To kick off the holiday season this year, Hinman & Carmichael LLP celebrated the 30th annual Big Bottle Party on December 1st at the University Club in San Francisco, overlooking the City on a beautiful starlit night.

The purpose of the event was to honor the winemakers of California and throughout the world, whose large formats are generously offered as lots at wine industry charity auctions. These special wines are the highest calling of the winemaker’s art and we consider it our duty to share the large format lots we buy at the charity auctions with our friends and colleagues, and with the winemakers themselves; many of whom were in attendance.

This year a wonderful time was had by all, and the large formats – Jeroboams, Rehoboams, Imperials, Salmanzars, Balthazars, Nebuchanezzar and Melchoirs – were perfect for the evening. Those assembled enjoyed Champagne, Pinot Noir, Rose, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Syrah, Viognier and many blends, as well as the great food available from the University Club.

The large format wines that were served were all sourced from wine industry charitable auctions (including Sonoma County Vintners, ZAP, Rhone Rangers, Lodi Vintners, Reggae and Rhone, Winesong as well as other events). We urge everyone who has Big Bottles in their cellars to share them generously with their friends and family this holiday season.  Ask the winemakers – that’s why they made the wines!

Please enjoy the video from the H&C 30th Annual Big Bottle Party.  

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Hinman & Carmichael LLP