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In Vino Veritas

January 15, 2009

Speaking of an Inauguration Celebration (nice ring to it, yah?), I just read yesterday about a commemorative beer called The Audacity of Hops, here. I left a comment with a link to something related, and a little closer to home- and I figured I should post it here too… fellow Oakland blogger Charlie over at Electric Typewrighter has helped create a wine in Obama’s honor, called Yes We Cab! which can be bought at several locations here in the Bay Area- how absolutely rad is that? Check out her post to find out more about the people and process involved.

Even better, one of the vendors selling Yes We Cab! is a neat little tasting room here in Emeryville, which I’ve been wanting to visit for a while, called Periscope Cellars. They get their name from the WWII Submarine Repair Facility which they now operate out of- not your ordinary tasting room. So it looks like I have a reason to go now:

  • 7:00 Rebroadcast of Inaugural Ceremony
  • Yes We Cab! 2005 Cabernet will be poured by the glass for $5 (tastings are always free)
  • Emeryville chocolatier, Cosmic Chocolates, will be selling their “Obama Cosmic Icon” chocolate, flavored with espresso and cognac.
  • Old Oakland favorite, Tina Tamale will be selling her famous tamales at the event.

To read more about this ridiculously awesome event, click here. And congrats to Charlie for her initiative and creativity! -I look forward to having a taste of her success 🙂

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