Prime Cru has been going strong for close to four years and today we boarded Ferrari Carano’s yacht. Over the past years we have built a strong following in the San Diego community. Many people enjoy the different aspects of the club, one being that it is free! I have members who enjoy the wine sales and others which prefer the wine seminars. When I created Prime Cru, I wanted to draw people’s attention to what is going on in San Diego. This laid back beach town has it going on. I knew that there was a need for wine education and outlets for wine events. I was right. People in San Diego are into wine. Prime Cru was created to fulfill all their needs.
Today I rewarded all those Prime Cru members who have supported us over the past several years. At our last wine sale, members were entered into a raffle. The winners won today’s trip aboard the El Dorado, Ferrari Carano’s yacht. We took a three hour cruise around the San Diego harbor while enjoying the wines of Ferrari Carano. We tasted Ferrari Carano’s latest releases. I was partial to the Pinot Noir from Sky High Ranch in Mendocino. The whites were pretty tasty as well. The lucky winners had an amazing day today, although it was cloudy, no one complained. How could you when you see all the beauty our city has to offer.
This short video captured our trip. If you would like more information on Prime Cru and how to sign up, follow this link: PRIME CRU WINE CLUB.
What is Prime Cru? Welcome to Prime Cru, a wine club for everyone. For some, wine is enjoyed on special occasions, for others it is a daily pleasure, and there are those who focus on enriching their collections. Prime Cru is the wine club to satisfy all types of wine lovers. Our intention is for members to receive the best wine for the best price, while maintaining a prominent quality to value ratio.
I am excited to present a special event with a friend, Eddie Osterland, America’s first master sommelier. For 25 years he has hosted workshops and has been an inspiration to the sommelier community in San Diego. Together we will be hosting the “Bordeaux Dialogues”. Eddie Osterland spent about four years living, drinking and indulging in Bordeaux. Back in the day, he was drinking Mouton for $30 a bottle. If there is one person that knows Bordeaux, it’s Eddie.
On April 20th, Eddie Osterland will guide us through a dialogue and comparative tasting with Bordeaux and California. He will talk about his personal experiences and adventures with the great chateaus. We will taste some of our favorite Bordeaux wines which do not break the bank. One of Eddie’s focus is elegance. Elegance in wine has long been forgotten and with these dialogues we hope to find it again.
All attendees will receive a copy of Eddie’s latest book “Power Entertaining”. Light hors doeuvres will be served and all the wines will be available for retail after the dialogues.
For those not familiar with Prime Cru, it is our wine club at Island Prime and C-Level. Through this club we offer our guests special pricing on some of our Prime Cru wine selections. We also host seminar and events such as the Bordeaux Dialogues with Eddie Osterland. The wine club is free and you can register here: PRIME CRU WINE CLUB.
You can reserve seats for the Bordeaux Dialogues by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or if you want to buy tickets on-line you can do so by linking here:
In September I was part of the Road Trip Washington State Wine trip (watch the video). Now I am all geared up and ready to pass on this information to you. I will be hosting a Washington State Wine Seminar. Come taste and learn about wines from Washington State. Join me as I lead you and your palate on a road trip through the wine regions of Washington State.
We will explore the history of Washington State wine through prohibition to today. We will discuss Washington’s unique climate, terroir and geology. Most importantly, we will taste through whites and reds from the different AVA’s. Ten wines will be tasted side by side so you can see the effects of Washington’s great growing conditions. I am sure that by the end, you will see why Washington State wine stands out above the rest.
Hors d’oeuvres will be served and wines will be available for purchase after the seminar.
WHEN: Saturday, February 16th 12PM – 2pm
WHERE: ISLAND PRIME RESTAURANT 880 Harbor Island drive San Diego 92101
PRICE: $35/person plus tax and 18% gratuity
To make reservations, contact Maurice DiMarino at 619-298-6802
or email email@example.com
We require a credit card to hold your reservation.
This credit card will not be charged until the day of the
seminar unless you arrange for a different type of payment.
Come and get your holiday shopping done early this year at Prime Cru Holiday Wine Sale. Peruse, taste and purchase from our huge selection of wines from around the world. We gather wines from all of our restaurants and put them in one room. All wines are listed below retail and winery prices. There will be glassware, decanters and wine gifts also for sale. We will serve hors d’oeuvres and offer special discounts on case buys.
Corks and Canvas: Pairing Art and Wine will be held on October 13th at Island Prime & C-Level San Diego. This is the 2nd Annual Corks and Canvas. Every art show pours wine. Corks and Canvas goes to the next step…it pairs the wine with the art. All of the artists work for the Cohn Restaurant Group. It takes a real artist to work in the hospitality industry. A person with vision, passion and ability to express oneself. Corks and Canvas is the merger, it offers outsiders a look into the psyche of your server, bus boy, host and bartender. The most amazing people I have met in my life have worked in the restaurant.