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SPECIAL EVENT: A Tribute to Michael Broadbent

PUBLIC EVENT: A Tribute to Michael Broadbent 2:00-4:30p

Seated Tribute & Tasting Experience with Wine & Bites Book Signing Reception 

San Francisco Wine School is honored to welcome the founder of Broadbent Selections and Broadbent Ltd, Bartholomew Broadbent, on the afternoon of Sunday, January 26th as we celebrate the life and career of his father, Michael Broadbent, Master of Wine and famed British wine critic, auctioneer, and prolific author. 

In this exclusive event, Bartholomew will share the history of his father’s passion for wine, the journey that lead him to become a famed author and his celebrated title Wine Tasting. We'll also explore the influences Michael imparted on his son as he created his own impressive career as a global wine importer and cap off the seated seminar with a guided tasting of 8 wines which connected their lives, as Bartholomew shares the story behind each one.  

The seated tasting experience will be followed by a walk around wine & bites reception with Bartholomew featuring the seminar wines and others from the Broadbent Selections portfolio.  A special commemorative edition of Wine Tasting, the inaugural book in Steven Spurrier's new Authors of Wine Series by Academy du Vin, may be purchased & signed by Bartholomew at the event.  

This very special afternoon will connect and inspire both enthusiasts and professionals alike.  Please note that due to Michael Broadbent's age and health condition, he is unable to make public appearances and will not be present for this event.   

TRADE ONLY: Welcome Reception for Professionals 1:00-2:00p  

Members of the wine trade are invited to attend a special welcome reception prior to the public event. We'll enjoy some of Michael & Bartholomew's favorite bubbles & bites and networking with fellow wine professionals as Bartholomew shares Michael's professional values, experience and words of wisdom.


  • Gusbourne Brut Sparkling 2014 – England*
  • Huber Sparkling Rose NV – Traisental, Austria*
  • Gusbourne Blanc de Blanc 2014 – England
  • Dr Hermann, Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese 2015 – Mosel, Germany
  • DeMartino, Viejas Tinajas, Cinsault 2018 - Itata, Chile
  • Chateau Musar Rouge 2001 – Lebanon
  • Barboursville, Octagon, Red blend 2015 – Virginia
  • Weinert, Cavas de Weinert, 2007 – Mendoza, Argentina
  • Broadbent 10yr Verdelho Madeira – Portugal
  • Broadbent Auction Reserve Port – Portugal
  • Badenhorst, secateurs chenin blanc 2018 – South Africa
  • Tyrrell’s Hunter Valley Semillon 2018 – Australia
  • Gunther Steinmetz Pinot Noir – Germany
  • Sadie, Treinspoor, Tinta Barrocca – South Africa
  • Casa Ferreirinha, Papa Figos Douro Red – Portugal
  • Broadbent Vinho Verde – Portugal
  • DeWetshof, Limestone Chardonnay (unoaked) 2018 - South Africa

Orders for wines from the tasting may be placed at the event.  A limited number of bottles will also be available to take home that day.  
*Wines featured at Trade Only & Public Event


    Sunday, January 26, 2019

    2:00-4:30p Public Event: Seminar & Tasting Reception $145 

    Trade Only
    1:00-2:00p Trade Only: Welcome Reception $45*
    2:00-4:30p Trade Only: Full Evening Ticket $155* 

    Seating is Limited.


    San Francisco Wine School
    415 Grand Ave #301
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
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    All attendees must be at least 21 years of age
    *Welcome reception is for SFWS Verified Trade only.  If you are not on the SFWS Verified Trade List email Business Card to to qualify.