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At Stage Left Cellars event

So the wife and I were helping our friends Rich and Melinda of Stage Left Cellars yesterday during the 2nd Annual Passport to the East Bay Wine Trail organized by the East Bay Vintner's Alliance. We had a great time being on the other side of the table and met hundreds of really interesting folks on the tour. Stage Left Cellars is new to Oakland having moved up from Paso Robles in January and joins a ton of great wineries right here in Oakland and the neighboring cities of Berkeley, Alameda, and Emeryville. It's great to know there's a thriving community of small independent wine makers within 10 miles of us and we'll absolutely support them in the future. Thanks again to Rich and Melinda for letting us take part in the event!

Stage Left Cellars private tasting

On Saturday we had the great privilege to join our old friend Rich and his wife Melinda for a private tasting at the new location for their winery, Stage Left Cellars. They moved it from Paso Robles to Oakland, about 2 miles away from Centrro's offices. I used to work with Rich at Experian and knew him to be a great wine connoisseur and it was only natural that he start making wine. We're happy to welcome him and Melinda to Oakland and wish them nothing but success. By the way, his 2005 Viognier (white) and 2005 The Breadwinner (red blend) were both amazing. They begin selling in April!