And now, a word from our sponsors…

We’re always saying that Le Metro would be nowhere without the support of our community, and that’s especially true in the case of our events. Our Rooftop Rosé Dance Party at The Westgate Hotel on June 20 (purchase your tickets here!) wouldn’t be possible without the help of our friends here in San Diego. In particular, we’d like to thank Realstir – The Next Generation in National Home Search – who has generously sponsored our musical entertainment for the evening. Thanks to Realstir, we’ll have 14-piece funk & soul band Bump N Brass to keep us moving! 

Our parent company, PROTOCOL wine studio, needs no introduction here, but deserves endless thanks on behalf of all who are involved with Le Metro. Our wine club wouldn’t exist were it not for PROTOCOL’s Tina Morey and GUY, and although she’ll rarely take the credit, Tina is the event-planning force behind each of our unique shindigs. We hope you can join us at one of our upcoming events to see what she has pulled together! 

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Tickets are on sale for our next wine popups!

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Curator Aaron kicks off the evening at Kettner Exchange

Our popup wine dinner at Kettner Exchange on 2/28 was a blast, thanks to lively company, great wine (of course!) and incredibly delicious food. The kitchen at KEX truly outdid itself – definitely check this place out next time you’re in San Diego!

Tickets are already on sale for not one but TWO upcoming Le Metro events, which will take us all the way into summer. Join us on Saturday, April 25 at The Patio on Goldfinch for an intimate, family-style meal paired to the wines from our Portuguese collection (Volume XXIV – May, 2015). Click here for details, and to purchase your seat at the table.

We’re also pumped for our first-ever rooftop rosé dance party, on June 20! Join us as we welcome summer from the stunning Riviera Patio at the Westgate Hotel, and dance the night away to live music by 14-piece funk and soul band Bump n Brass. This one is worth the trip even for out-of-towners! And prices are only going up as we get closer to the date, so make sure you snag your ticket early. This year’s rosé collection is currently in development, and you can be sure that there are surprises in store.

We hope to see you in person soon, and remember – Le Metro subscribers always get first dibs on our sell-out events! Purchase your own subscription now and start receiving our unique wine collections at home.

 

 

 

Bubbles, unmasked!

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We’re now in the final stretch leading up to Friday night’s Champagne Masquerade, and it’s time to reveal the wine selections for the evening. Each of these bottles is truly distinctive, and we cannot wait to share them with you. We’ve even made a teaser video for this event!

Only a couple of days remain to purchase tickets; if these don’t whet your palate, we don’t know what will. Click here to buy yours before it’s too late! And if you missed our blog post last week, here’s more info about our fabulous host, The Westgate Hotel, as well as the details of Executive Chef Hardel’s pairing menu.

Lini, NV Labrusca 910 Bianco (Emilia Romagna, Italy)

Pere Mata, 2009 Cava l’Origen (Penedés, Spain)

Cantina Castelnuovo Del Garda, NV Bardolino Chiaretto (Veneto, Italy)

Meyer-Fonné, NV Brut Extra Crémant D’Alsace (Alsace, France)

Caraccioli Cellars, 2008 Brut Cuvée (Santa Barbara County, California)

Champagne Agrapart & Fils, NV 7 Crus (Champagne, France)

Hungaria, Sparkling Rosé (Etyek-Buda, Hungary)

Patrick Bottex, Bugey-Cerdon La Cueille (Savoie, France)

Cheers! We’ll see you on Friday!

The perfect setting for bubbles

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As the date approaches for our 2nd Annual Bubbles Bash: Champagne Masqueradewe wanted to take a moment to focus on our spectacular host for this year’s event. Somehow, the Westgate Hotel manages to fly mostly below the radar. In fact, it’s one of San Diego’s best-kept secrets. However, we’re talking about one of the most luxurious buildings in Southern California.

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The Westgate was designed to be evocative of Europe’s grand palaces, and it’s without a doubt the perfect place to take part in our unique array of sparkling wines from around the world. Not to mention that they’ll be poured alongside an amazing menu of  Hors Devours from The Westgate’s Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel! Here’s a peek:

Grassy Bar Oyster, Horseradish Cream

Hackleback Caviar and Blinis

Spot Prawn, Preserved Lemon, Cilantro 

Kurobuta Pork, Salsify, Burgundy Truffle, Larate Potatoes

Yellow Tail Sashimi, Ponzu, Sprout and Mango

Vegetable Tian, Heirloom Tomato Viniagrette

Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Blood Orange Marmalade

Parisian Macarons

As you can see, you really don’t want to miss the festivities! Click here to purchase your tickets now – early bird pricing lasts until November 23.

 

Save the Date(s)!

Tickets are now on sale for our final Aboveground dinner of the year! Join us on Saturday October 18 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm as Turquoise Cellars hosts Le Metro. Click here to purchase your seat at the table. 

This intimate, family-style meal meal will feature Aaron’s selections from (yet-to-be-released) Volume XVII: Curator’s Reserve alongside a menu of tasty treats by Turquoise’s Chef Taylor. 

We’re also already preparing for our Annual Holiday Bubbles Bash, to be held on Friday December 5 at the incomparable Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. Mark your calendar, (buy your plane tickets?) and get ready for a Champagne Masquerade!

More details coming soon.

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Aboveground, and in Balboa Park!

Spring has truly sprung, and our rosé collection is making its way to Le Metro subscribers across the country. As usual, however, we’ve held back some wine to share with you over dinner here in San Diego. Where better to sip rosé than outdoors, in the heart of Balboa Park?

We invite you to spend the evening with us on Saturday, 5/31 at The Prado Restaurant at Balboa Park to enjoy the selections from Volume XII: Stop and Smell the Rosé accompanied by San Diego sunshine and a delicious rosé-inspired meal.

Dinner will run from 5:00 to 7:30 pm – tickets are $85 each (all in – tax and tip included!). They may sell out quickly, so click here to purchase your seat now. We’ll see you soon!

We’ve  partnered up with Uber to get you home safely from Le Metro events. If you’ve never ridden with Uber, use promo code LEMETRO to save $20 on your first trip. (Or signup here.)

Aboveground (at the hottest spot in town)

Note: This event is now sold out! Make sure you’re signed up for our email bulletin (at the top of your screen) to be kept apprised of future Le Metro events. 

San Diego has been buzzing since sleek and delicious Juniper & Ivy opened in February. This partnership between Top Chef Richard Blais and financier Mike Rosen (with whom Aaron shares the pages of this month’s Riviera Magazine Men of Style spread!) is further endowed with a beverage program helmed by illustrious sommelier Tami Wong, who also provided the food pairing suggestions for our current release. It’s no wonder that it’s so tough to get a reservation.

We invite you to join us on April 24 for an intimate dining experience at the hottest restaurant in town, featuring the wines from Volume XI: The Lure of the Loire alongside Chef Richard’s culinary delights.

Seats at our communal table are $79 (all inclusive) and may sell out quickly. Click here to purchase yours now.

We’ve also partnered up with Uber to get you home safely from Le Metro events. If you’ve never ridden with Uber, use promo code LEMETRO to save $20 on your first trip. (Or signup here.)

We’ll see you soon at Juniper & Ivy!

 

Aboveground (and in the kitchen!)

Join us for dinner on March 27 at La Villa’s intimate chef’s table.

After filling up the table for last month’s Aboveground event before tickets even went on sale, we’re incredibly excited to announce our March dinner. We invite you to sit down with us at the awesome chef’s table in the kitchen at La Villa Restaurant in San Diego’s Little Italy.

This delicious, family style meal will feature Aaron’s selections from Volume X: California Soil, Italian Soul accompanied by La Villa’s rustic Italian flavors. This edition shipped on Monday and has already sold out, so this may be your only chance to try these wines!

Seating is limited as usual, and tickets are $75 (all-inclusive). Tickets are available for purchase here via PROTOCOL wine studio.

La Villa is located at 646 India Street in San Diego, and dinner will run from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

We’ve also partnered up with Uber to get you home safely from Le Metro events. If you’ve never ridden with Uber, use promo code LEMETRO to save $20 on your first trip. (Or signup here.)

 

Introducing Le Metro “Aboveground!”

We’re pleased to announce our event series for 2014: Le Metro “Aboveground.” 

Our first function of the year celebrates the last days of San Diego’s acclaimed Farm House Cafe. Farm House Wine Director Deirdre O’Dwyer will join the Le Metro team and members of our community for dinner as we sip the selections from Volume IX: Seduced by Syrah while enjoying Farm House delicacies. For $75 (all-inclusive), the meal will feature six wines, family-style appetizers, individual entrees, and desserts to share.

This dinner sold out before we were even able to announce it, as Farm House is closing at the end of the month to seek new digs and the hard-to-find wines in Volume IX will soon be gone. But we’ll be hosting intimate events like this every month now, so keep your eyes open and make sure you’ve signed up for our email bulletin (at the top of this page)! You never know where we’ll pop up next.

Ready your palate, open your mind.

Check out our friends at Farm House!

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