Art After Dark with Keith Ogren


  • January 8, 2016
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Keith Ogren is a painter, digital media artist, furniture designer and builder who was born in Olympia, Washington.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Media from The Evergreen State College in 2001.  He began his art career at the age of five compulsively drawing buses. Keith spent the last 13 years in Los (more…)

Cider + Cheese + Charcuterie Pairing with Fromagerie Sophie


  • January 12, 2016
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Sophie Bobang-Doering from Fromagerie Sophie and Station Manager Jenna Congdon for an educational and delicious seminar and tasting of paired ciders, cheeses, and charcuteries from around the world. We will discuss the whys of cheese, charcuterie, and cider pairing, production methods of the cheeses, as well as the regions and styles of the ciders. $45/person + (more…)

Champagne Party


  • December 18, 2015
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions.  Sometimes the occasion is there’s a bottle of Champagne in the fridge.” -Hester Browne If you ask me, Champagne should not have a “season”, we should drink it all year long. But they say it’s Champagne season, so let’s have a Champagne party! Flight (more…)

Holiday Cocktails


  • December 9, 2015
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Just because we don’t have a liquor license doesn’t mean we can’t make a great drink! Belly up to the bar with award winning mixologist Dominique Gonzales from Granada Hotel and Bistro as she demonstrates how to prepare three all-natural delicious aperitif cocktails using sparkling wine, aromatized wine, sherry, shrubs, and assorted bitters. A little bit of instruction, a brief intro to (more…)

Hand Lettering On Wood with Sadie A. Design


  • January 13, 2016
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to paint/burn amazing hand lettered signs! You will learn modern calligraphy and hand lettering techniques and then apply them to wood using paint or burning techniques. If you are interested in learning how to burn into wood, please purchase and bring a Dremel wood burning tool which can be purchased on Amazon. I (more…)

Farmers’ Market Cookbook Signing + Pop Up


  • December 8, 2015
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are so pleased to host Kendra Aronson for a pop-up shop and book signing featuring her newly released San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market Cookbook. Come chat with Kendra, taste some local wines (a rarity here at The Station), and sample some fantastic olive oil from Olio 23.  (more…)

Wine EDU: Loire Love


  • December 1, 2015
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Ah, the Loire Valley… Storied castles and lush green hills… Goats and houses carved right into the river’s banks. Cave dwellers. And cool climate vineyards all around. Arguably these are some of the most undervalued wines in France. That is to say, the best wines from the Loire will cost you a fraction of what (more…)

The Third Thursday in November… it’s GAMAYZING!!

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So I went and sent out a big ol’ events newsletter to all of you about 10 days ago… and wouldn’t you know it I forgot to include the one event that I am MOST EXCITED ABOUT over any other event.

People, I love Gamay. Love. It is one of my very favorite red wine grapes. Sometimes I think if I had my way I would have a wine shop stacked high with Champagne, Riesling, and Gamay and nothing else (okay, maybe Cab Franc too)… and when someone came in for something else, I would say, “Pinot Noir? What’s that? OH No no no… but here’s some Gamay… ”

Clearly, I should never get my way all the time. Oh but… TOMORROW NIGHT, I WILL HAVE MY WAY. We will be pouring Gamay. Lots of it. Because….

Tomorrow is Nouveau day! For those new to the tradition, it’s the day when the French celebrate the first taste of the new vintage. For us, here at The Station… We are celebrating Gamay. Specifically Gamay from Beaujolais. Yes, we will have 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau here… But we will also be pouring Gamay Pet-Nat from Beaujolais, and four different “Cru” Beaujolais wines from some of the finest producers in the region.  And MAGNUMS of Cru Beaujolais. Because that’s what I want everyone to take home for Thanksgiving dinner. And here’s the spot where I would normally launch in to some big lecture on how Beaujolais is producing serious wines, how Nouveau gives them a bad rep, and how these Cru wines rival Burgundy for quality, but certainly not price. But I think I’ll save it. If you want to hear that soapbox speech, you can ask me about it tomorrow night with a glass of GAMAY in hand.

For now, let’s keep it light and fun.
C’est la Fête du Beaujolais!
November 19.
$25 to get your Gamay on, Big time. 

Oh and The Grilled Cheese Incident will be here to serve up some crusty, crispy, warm and gooey cheesy sandwiches, and we’ll all be jovial and a Gamayzing time will be had by one and all. See what I did there? #gamayzing

See you soon.

Beaujolais Nouveau Party


  • November 19, 2015
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NOUVEAU and NOT SO NOUVEAU This Third Thursday of November…. The Beaujolais Nouveau is arriving!! And he’s bringing all his not-so-Nouveau friends to The Station. And we’re throwing them a party! Nouveau, Beau-Jo Pet-Nat, four different Crus… And the Grilled Cheese Incident will be here with delicious sandwiches (not your average grilled cheese, you know)! Come (more…)