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Biondivino brings on the bruschetta

by  |  24-09-2014

Assuming that it is an actual word, we have great enamorosity of Ceri Smith and her shop, Biondivino in San Francisco. We’re addicted to her tastings as well as her recommendations and knowledge of Italian... more » Assuming that it is an actual word, we have great enamorosity of... more »

A life sans caviste is not living at all

by  |  09-08-2013

There are two definitions for the French word, “caviste”. The first is the enological one in that it is the person in charge of the cellar. The second would be easy to translate simply as... more » There are two definitions for the French word, “caviste”. The first is... more »

Wines, bites, and et al

by  |  07-01-2013

Sadly, a little while after publication of this article, this wonderful space closed… Sometime back, we mentioned that our good friend Ceri Smith, the owner of the lovely Italian wine shop in San Francisco, Biondivino... more » Sadly, a little while after publication of this article, this wonderful space... more »

Euro-focus wine bar to open on Polk Street in San Francisco

by  |  10-01-2012

Clothing boutique, Eco Citizen closed in August of last year. Naturally, given the amount of foot traffic Polk Street sees, this space at 2255 Polk didn’t remain vacant for long. The plan for it is... more » Clothing boutique, Eco Citizen closed in August of last year. Naturally, given... more »

The Pošip of Krajančić

by  |  28-11-2011

The islands off the coast of Croatia are nothing short of stunning and Korčula is the one island that has the advantage of not being a long, once-a-day ferry ride away from the mainland, and... more » The islands off the coast of Croatia are nothing short of stunning... more »

Biondivino Vinicola Benanti tasting

by  |  11-11-2011

It’s one of those rare gems in the wine world when you’re afforded the chance to do a true vertical tastings. Sure, you can get a glimpse of this when you visit a winery and... more » It’s one of those rare gems in the wine world when you’re... more »

Giovanni Rosso tasting with the winemaker

by  |  28-10-2011

It’s pretty much a guarantee that whatever winery Biondivino chooses to host for a tasting, the offer will be great. And such was the case with David Rosso of Giovanni Ross pouring a few bottles... more » It’s pretty much a guarantee that whatever winery Biondivino chooses to host... more »

In The Glass: Pigato di Albenga – Ma Renè 2010

by  |  25-10-2011

We walked in to Biondivino and said, “We need a white wine to go with paella!” Off the top of her head, the owner, Ceri said, “Pigato di Albenga” and as we found out the... more » We walked in to Biondivino and said, “We need a white wine... more »

Slovenia makes a lot of out a little

by  |  27-05-2011

Slovenia is a remarkable little country. With a population just over two million, a shape like a running chicken, and most every place within a 1.5 hour drive from the capital, Ljubljana, they do some... more » Slovenia is a remarkable little country. With a population just over two... more »

A neighborhood tasting at Biondivino

by  |  11-05-2011

On the West Coast of the US, in this day and age of supermarket wine shopping, it’s often very hard to find places to buy wine that have that personal touch and where the very... more » On the West Coast of the US, in this day and age... more »