Before OAKLAND YARD opened, when Daniel, Julia, Glenny and I were trying to come up with a name for the shop, our friend Brendan suggested we call it Message in a Bottle, and only play The Police. I knew I couldn’t handle the Police part, but I liked the name. So many of the wines we carry are like old friends to me with distinct personalities. I’ve heard their stories before, but I don’t tire of them, and they’re a little different every time. Every wine here stands on the shelf like a tale waiting to be told; four hundred Sleeping Beauties, or Rip Van Winkles, ready to come to life, each from a different town around the globe. I think we’ve got an inspiring and varied collection, more accessible than a museum, less chaotic than a zoo, something like a liquid library. For the wine, OAKLAND YARD is a resting place along the way, the final station after a long journey. My friend Lorenzo considers his wine a performance piece that begins in the vineyards and ends at the dinner table, on a front porch, in a back yard, or at a grand celebration. Pop a cork, play your part, and be the end of the wine; we can help, but the final act is up to you.
Come by OAKLAND YARD tonight from 4 to 8pm for our Thursday Night Flights tasting. White flight or Red Flights- taste 3 wines for $12.
We’ll be pouring this stellar lineup of clean, fresh, and delightfully obscure wines.
And we might play some Police.
Flight 1: Reggatta de Blanc
2014 Domaine Ligier Cotes du Jura Savagnin
2015 Eugene Carrel Jongieux Jacquere
2015 Furst Elbling Trocken
Flight 2: Put on the Red Light
2014 Fronton de Oro Gran Canaria Tinto
2015 Andi Knauss Wurtemberg Trollinger
2016 Vina Maitia Aupa Pipeno Chileno