A bit wacky, offbeat but lot's of fun, Bergamot Alley is a very cool concept. Where other places (bars) have the usual array of local California wines, BA serves up hard to find artisan European producers which serves as an interesting contrast to every other bar in the area. It is also a wine shop where you can purchase by the bottle. No California wines to be found here.
There are many events that take place here. Recently BA had an eight part (weekly) series of wine tastings and seminars featuring the wine regions of Italy. We have attended two of the eight, first was the wines of “The Great Northeast” which are Friuli and Veneto and this past Thursday we tasted the wines of Piedmont.
These tastings are very informative, often there are guest speakers but if not, owner of BA Kevin fills in without any problem. He is a wealth of information. The seminars are also a tremendous value, both of the tastings we attended featured good pours of 13 different wines for $30.00. Just a great way to sample interesting wines you normally would not drink. The wines that are sampled are available to purchase after the event.
Only food served is grilled cheese which I haven't had but heard it's really good. If you are looking to try some tasty wines from Europe in a fun mellow atmosphere, give Bergamot Alley a try.