Arriving to the newly opened and beyond gorgeous Velvet 48 Wine Bar, Burlingame. I love the dramatic entry way leading guests down the hall to the stunning Velvet 48 Wine Bar waiting for them at the end…
We’ve arrived, views of the Velvet 48 Bar
All guests at Velvet 48 are welcomed with a glass of their in-house Velvet 48 Sparkling Brut. This is standard practice and something Owner Jason Cooper (read more about him in my interview here) added to the wine bar’s ritual to welcome each and every guest. This may be one of my favorite or the many well thought out details and touches the team at Velvet 48 does to make each and every visit spectacular for their customers. Can you tell I was impressed and blown away?
Velvet 48’s Brut Rose and Brut Sparkling Wines which is what guests are welcomed with upon arriving.
The wine bar features both chairs at the wine bar as well as more intimate table seating options. They also have a small menu with food which I tried which was quite tasty.
Talk about a cellar you wish you had at home.The wine list here is pretty phenomenal, where else do you find both Krug and Dom Perignon offered by the glass (no where in San Francisco that I know of).
Velvet 48 also has a pretty significant retail store (within the wine bar) so guests can also shop for wines and take them home with them.
Owner Jason Cooper. Read more about him and hear how this spectacular wine bar came about on my interview with Jason Cooper here.
We began the tasting with a little Chardonnay (I guess the team knows how much I adore Chardonnay). This was beyond lovely and paired perfectly with the Mozzarella and Toasted bread.
We also tried the Cheese & Charcuterie which was yummy. This is perfect if you visit for a drink or two and want something to nibble on.
Another one of the fabulous wines we tasted. This Puligny-Montrachet was my favorite of the white wines hands down. Absolutely gorgeous.
The team decided to surprise us with various wines they thought we’d enjoy for our tasting. This Tasmanian Pinot Noir was pretty interesting. Not as full body or jammy as I tend to drink but still lovely and super fun to try.
After the Tasmanian Pinot Noir we moved onto a French red, the Domaine Faiveley. This was nice but I still loved the french white the most!
Just when we thought we were finished and ready to head home, Jason surprised us with one last glass of the Krug Champagne. This is a brand I adore, read more about Krug here so you can imagine my excitement sharing a last glass of this before heading home. Thanks again Jason and team for spoiling us with beautiful wines, tons of great information and delicious food!