Joseph’s Culinary Pub and Chef Joseph Wrede welcome Michael Bassler of North Berkeley Imports on Thursday September 26th! Chef Wrede will celebrate his Italian heritage by once again offering a fun family style dinner inspired by the beauty of Italy and bringing a sense of place and purpose to these unique wines. This will be a night of FUN for sure.
$125 per person ++
Please call for reservations at 505-982-1272
Wine: Murgo Brut Rose
Pair: Chilled Octopus Salad
Wine: Durin Riviera Ligure di Ponte Vermentino 2018
Pair: Spaghetti al Melone
Wine: Kurtatsch Sonntaler Grauvernatsch Schiava 2017
Pair: “Sausage & Peppers” Kale, Broad Beans, Peppers and Sausage
Wine: Mazzoni Vespolina il Ricetto 2017
Pair: Pork Belly & Apple Butter
Wine: Fratelli Alessandria Barolo 2014
Pair: Rabbit Lasagna
North Berkley Imports…..
A passion and palate in tune with your own
Many wine lovers will tell you about “the” moment, where a casual interest in wine turned into an all-consuming passion. Perhaps it happened during a trip to the Italian coast, at a small restaurant where the local wine was a revelation; perhaps it was a shared bottle with a character so profound it turned upside-down everything you thought you knew about the transformation of grape into wine.
A great importer is the maker of moments. We are fortunate to be that crucial connection between the talented growers who toil the soil and the passionate individuals who applaud and respect their toil. In substance, we procure expressive, authentic wines and shepherd them to market; in spirit, we unite passions and palates across cultures and oceans. It just may be the best job in the world.
North Berkeley Imports wears three unique yet interconnected hats in the fine wine market. We are an importer first and foremost, with a distinct focus on wines from France and Italy. We are also a wholesaler with a national distribution network, our selections appearing in many of the country’s top restaurants and wine bars. We too are a retail store with a personable and professional sales staff, available six days a week to assist private customers across the country.