On December 7th, Hinman & Carmichael LLP celebrated its 31st annual Big Bottle Party at the University Club in San Francisco.
650 of us honored the winemakers. We consumed 300 liters of large formats generously offered as lots at wine industry charity auctions, tasted Deborah Keane’s wonderful caviar bumps and raised over $10,000 at a silent auction for CA Wine Strong in partnership with the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance.
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 throughout the University Club enjoyed Champagne, Pinot Noir, Rose, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Syrah, Viognier and many blends, the great food available from the University Club, and Deborah’s awesome caviar.
The large format wines were all sourced from wine industry charitable auctions (including Sonoma County Vintners, ZAP, Rhone Rangers, Lodi Vintners, Reggae and Rhone, Winesong and other events). We urge everyone with 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 31st Annual Big Bottle Party, and connect with Deborah Keane for caviar. Here is a link to her website and her special offers. She is one awesome lady. http://www.californiacaviar.com/