Wednesday, October 20, 2010

G.D. Vajra dinner at Sociale in San Francisco with Giuseppe Vaira (and me!)

Join us for a fantastic dinner on Monday, November 1st, at 6:30 pm
where we will showcase the wines of G.D. Vajra in Barolo.

Aldo Vajra as a winemaker has been called the most modern of traditionalists as well as the most traditional of modernists. His wines toe the line so well between having old world structure, acidity and finesse side-by-side with new world clarity, definition and power. A professor by trade turned winegrower and winemaker in the 1970's, Aldo embodies the dichotomy between the new and old.

Technically proficient in all the latest wine making trends but he leans more toward just letting the grapes speak for themselves. Aldo has struck a chord with wine lovers all over the world with his wines that touch the heart as well as the mind.

His son Giuseppe Vajra, who will join us for dinner, is now part of the family enterprise and following is his father's footsteps. He has been crisscrossing the Atlantic to promote the family winery here in America, just one of the many countries he visits every year. World traveled though he is, if you ask him where he would rather be, he will gladly tell you either in the winery or the vineyard.

We will pour five Vajra wines to pair with a five course dinner Chef Tia will prepare.

The wines will be:
G.D. Vajra Langhe DOC Bianco (Riesling) 2008
G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba DOC 2007
G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso (Freisa) DOC 2006
G.D. Vajra Barolo DOCG "Bricco delle Viole" 2005
G.D. Vajra Moscato d'Asti 2008

"I try to make wines that give people joy.
In the past wine was a food, it was necessary for sustenance. Today that is not the case; we choose to drink for pleasure.
I want to make wines that bring people happiness" - Aldo Vajra

Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 1st, and will have limited seating.
The cost of the dinner will be $110 per person not including tax or gratuity.


We look forward to seeing you soon.

David Nichol and Tia Harrison

SOCIALE / 3665 Sacramento Street
San Francisco / CA / 94118
415.921.3200 / www.caffesociale.com

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