Saturday, February 27, 2016

In This Issue

• David Kinch on Heritage Radio’s “The Front Burner with Jimmy and Andrew”
• Manresa Bread Turns 1!
• The Bywater Preps for Patio!
• A Wine for Spring

David Kinch on Heritage Radio's "The Front Burner with Jimmy and Andrew"

 “The Front Burner with Jimmy and Andrew” recently welcomed David Kinch into their New York studio to talk about the newly opened Bywater, expanding Manresa Bread, Manresa and what it’s like to juggle all three together. Get an inside look and listen here.

Manresa Bread Turns 1!

Celebrate Manresa Bread’s first birthday on February 28 with free Verve coffee* and a macaron all day long! Head Baker Avery Ruzicka is also introducing new macaron flavors—chocolate, caramel, and pistachio—to celebrate the milestone (available in a box of six for $15).

There will be more to celebrate this spring with the opening of Manresa Bread’s second location in Los Altos! Stay in touch on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates!

*excluding Verve cold brew

The Bywater Preps for Patio!

Springtime is warmer weather, longer days, and shorter nights. At The Bywater it means sipping on an ice cold beer and sucking down some oysters on the soon-to-debut back patio! Check back on The Bywater website and twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates on the new outdoor space and details on other happenings, including brunch ... coming soon!

A Wine for Spring

With sunshine beginning to make a stronger presence each day, and trees and shrubs starting to flower, my thoughts start to turn to lighter wines to drink, and Riesling is at the top of the list.

Right now, we are featuring an older selection by-the-glass from the Ruwer of Mosel-Saar-Ruwer fame in Germany, the 2004 von Schubert Maximin Grünhäus Riesling. This estate is a very old winemaking property, having been a church property for hundreds of years after being established during the era when the Romans were pushing into Germany. The wine displays light, sweet green herbs like verbena and pine needle, with beautiful fruit and a developed character from its ten plus years in the bottle. This wine is an archetype for great German Riesling; it has very low alcohol (9%), a gentle sweetness balanced by dazzling acidity, and a tremendous capacity to age. I remain thankful that one of my first wine loves remains unfashionable. I can pour an incredible world-class wine like this at a price where our guests can have just a glass with their meal without cashing out their stock options. —Jim Rollston, Wine Director