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Wine Wednesday: Lioco Wine Tasting @ Martine

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Ever wondered about the where the name for Lioco wines originated? Well, it's a combination of the last names of partners and winemakers Matt Licklider and Kevin O'Connor. 

"We met in 2001, when Kevin was wine director at Spago-Beverly Hills, and Matt was the national sales director for North Berkeley Imports. The alley behind the restaurant served as a makeshift tasting area and the rain gutter as a spit bucket. Our friendship was immediate and easy, and it didn't take long for conversations about Burgundy, Piedmont, and Rhone to evolve into ideas about winemaking here at home," say the winemakers.

The focus at Lioco is on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Carignan produced with grapes from three California counties: Sonoma, Mendocino, and Santa Cruz. 

On Thursday, March 26th beginng at 6:00 PM, Martine Cafe will host another in their "Small Plates/Big Glass" wine tasting series featuring Lioco wines and winemaker Matt Licklider. 

Chef Tom Grant will prepare small plate servings to accompany three wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Old Vine Carignan.  

The cost per person is $25 for food and $25 for the wine pairings. 

To RSVP, call Martine at 801-363-9375. 

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