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Shoe Shine Wine Tasting TODAY in SF

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Join us on Monday, January 23, for a taste of Justice Grace Vineyards' hand-crafted Shoe Shine Wine® Petite Sirahs. Wines will also be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

Uniquely focused on helping to renew California's Petite Sirah, Justice Grace Vineyards is a San Francisco based, family run 400 case per year micro-winery dedicated to making world class, vineyard designated wines that are complex, elegant, and balanced. From carefully selecting exceptional vineyards and tending the vines during the growing season, to fermenting and blending, every step of Justice Grace Vineyard's natural winemaking is hands-on and hand-made by owner/ winemaker Eric Cohen, who lives in the City's Mission District.

Raise your glass to celebrate LGBT relationships with new labels proudly featuring all loving couples. Shoe Shine Wine's original label, "straight kiss" features a young woman and man leaning in for an embrace. One of the new LGBT labels, "male tango," portrays two men dancing, their black dress shoes gracefully intertwined. The other new label, "female footsie," depicts two women in a flirtatious moment.

Distinctive sources, showcasing the under appreciated range of Petite Sirah, include old vines from York Creek Vineyards on Spring Mountain, the biodynamic Golden Vineyards in Mendocino, the cold climate SIP certified sustainable Wolff Vineyards in Edna Valley, and organically farmed Tenbrink Vineyards in Solano County.

Cohen hand bottles and applies each label, secures each fabric top (rather than using the non-environmentally friendly capsules used industry-wide), and ensures that the wine is an authentic representation of each vineyard source in time. In a nod to transparency, Justice Grace Vineyards is one of the few wineries to list all ingredients on its back label, proudly displaying its non-interventionist approach to winemaking.

Prior vintages of Shoe Shine Wine have been available at Bi-Rite Market and Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco and on the menu of several Bay Area restaurants, including Saison, Pizzetta 211, Mission Beach Café, Millennium Restaurant, and Encuentro Wine Bar, and available directly from the winery at ( and via its online store at: .

Distribution is currently available in San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma, and the immediate Bay Area. Wine will be available for sale at the tasting event, too.

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