Italy vs. France Wine Showdown

If you’ve ever been to Italy or France, you have experienced the magical feeling that washes over you as you enter their shores. The people, food, culture, nightlife, beaches and WINE of these two countries are unrivaled.

We are thrilled to return the Uncorked community to the historic, beautiful and newly renovated General’s Residence in Fort Mason (formerly the Officers Club). This site of dozens of memorable tastings provides the perfect backdrop for these wines of distinct history and quality.

This stunning venue is conveniently located on the border between the Marina, Cow Hollow and Russian Hill and a perfect backdrop to end to a days work with over 125 of the best wines from France and Italy. Check out pictures from last year’s Italy vs. France event at Bimbo’s.


On the Italian side you’ll try a wealth of different styles from all over Italy including:

  • Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis (Piedmont)
  • Brunello di Montalcino, Super Tuscan, Chianti, Vino Nobile (Tuscany)
  • Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Tocai, Cabernet, Refosco (Friuli-Venezia)
  • Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Lagrein, Lambrusco (Trentino-Alto Adige)
  • Amarone, Prosecco, Soave, Pinot Grigio (Veneto)
  • Orvieto, Sagratino di Montefalco (Umbria)
  • Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino, Aglianico (Campania)
  • Primitivo (Apulia)
  • Nero d’Avola (Sicily)


On The French side, you’ll try an equal array of distinctive wines from all corners of France including:

  • Bordeaux Reds (Cabernet & Merlot Based Blends)
  • Bordeaux Whites (Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon)
  • Champagne (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier Based Blends)
  • Red Burgundy (Pinot Noir), White Burgundy (Chardonnay)
  • Beaujolais (Gamay)
  • Rhone Reds: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Cornas (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre),
  • Rhone Valley Whites (Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc)
  • Loire Whites: Saviennieres, Vouvray (Chenin Blanc), Sancerre, Pouilly Fume (Sauvignon Blanc)
  • Loire Reds: Chinon (Cabernet Franc)
  • Alsatian Whites: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris
  • Whites & Reds from Languedoc-Rousillon
  • Rose from Provence

With so many wines to try, you’ll get a pretty good sense for who you think has won this battle. And remember, in a showdown, there are no ties, you must pick a winner.

A wide array of artisanal cheeses, olives and cured meats from A.G. Ferrari will perfectly complement the wines, while DJ Sol will be spinning grooves French and Italian pop, rock jazz and lounge grooves.

Early bird tickets starting at just $30


General’s Residence – 1 Fort Mason, San Francisco
Thursday, November 3rd, 6-9pm