Appetizers
November 12, 2010
Grand opening set for Revolution Wines

By Chris Macias
cmacias@sacbee.com

Revolution Wines
has been running in "soft launch" mode for the past six weeks at its new space on 28th and S streets. Now it's about time for a proper grand opening ceremony. Come to Revolution Wines (2831 S St., Sacramento) from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21 for celebrations that include barrel tasting, tours and sampling of dishes from the winery's new food program.

Formerly located at 21st and P streets, the new digs for this urban winery include 5,600 square feet of space, with expanded tasting room and a winery chef to create a bistro menu. Lunch will be served at Revolution Wines from Tuesday through Friday, and look for such plates as polenta with grilled mushrooms, a sandwich dubbed "The Italian" served on ciabatta bread and a "winemakers platter" with meats, cheeses and crostini.

Revolution Wines' kitchen will be headed by Simone McKinley, a former sous chef at Taylor's Kitchen and cheesemonger at Whole Foods.

Co-owner Gina Genshlea expects the new facility crush 70 tons of grapes this year, and will eventually expand to 120 tons annually. Larger storage tanks as this winery and the increased space have already allowed Revolution Wines to offer new wines, including a port-style malbec, and a blend of tannat and touriga called "Rio Tinto."

Grand opening events will run from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Nov. 19 - Nov. 21. For more information: www.revolution-wines.com

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