John Vuong and Michael Ireland’s unassuming wine bar out in the foggy avenues becomes the SF wine industry’s informal clubhouse on Monday nights, when vintners like Sonoma’s Ross Cobb and even Australia’s Taras Ochota drop in to spin records and pour wines. But any night of the week, you’re likely to find Clos Cibonne rosé by the glass and a Clash album playing on the turntable. You’ll often see folks nibbling on porcini-dusted popcorn, a wine-friendly snack that’s been a staple since they opened three years ago.
443 Clement St., San Francisco, California
Longtime senior editor at Wine & Spirits magazine, Luke now works for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.
This story appears in the print issue of October 2019.
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