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Wine on Piedmont in Oakland

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jacquesf Jul 24, 2011 01:39 PM

My wife and I stopped in at Wine on Piedmont while we exploring Oakland yesterday. It's a great neighborhood wine store, and might be worth a special trip if you're looking for unusual wines or cocktail ingredients.

Some of the highlights included harder-to-find cocktail ingredients like Creme de Violette, Cocchi Americano, white and red Lillet, and a good variety of vermouths. They had a bunch of different bitters on the bottom shelf, and an interesting collection of gin. I didn't spend a huge amount of time looking at their wine, but a few finds jumped out at me like Txakoli (a lightly sparkling Basque white wine) and Braquetto d'Aqui (which I've never had before but is billed as a red wine version of Moscato d'Asti).

The owner was very friendly and knowledgeable. I'm definitely looking forward to returning next time I'm in Oakland.

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    shanghaikid RE: jacquesf Jul 25, 2011 04:24 PM

    nice headsup. contrast my experience at vino's (4027) down the street. i popped in there waiting for my takeout at geta.

    the young clerk recommneds wine and wine pairings from notes on his computer or some written notecards. i doubt he even drank the stuff. needless to say, the drinking experience wasn't supreme and i haven't been back.

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      iliana56 RE: jacquesf Jul 25, 2011 06:20 PM

      Wine on Piedmont (and Brian) is great. Have had many great recommendations from him and enjoyed the tastings there.

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        Joel RE: jacquesf Jul 26, 2011 01:54 PM

        http://wineonpiedmont.com/

        4183 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, CA 94611
        Store hours:
        Tue-Fri 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
        Sat 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
        Sun 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

        Phone: 510.595.9463 / 510.595.WINE
        Email: brian@wineonpiedmont.com

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