Wise is that word.
All bridges lead to Tiburon Wine, a dime-size wine shop with a patio that wants you to sit on it and drink on it. It’s open right now and here’s what it looks like.
Maybe you’re on your way to a party in Belvedere and you want to bring something with bubbles. Maybe you’re into Marin grapes. Maybe you’re looking to acquire a few bottles of Bandol rosé.
All valid reasons to find yourself winding up this very specific Tiburon hill and wandering into this very specific wine shop.
Inside: a tin ceiling. A small metal chandelier. And a wine man who, yes, will gladly answer to Dr. Champagne. Talk to him. Walk around. Point at things like a Pey-Marin riesling and a Langhe nebbiolo.
And should you need a few moments, take a glass of white out to the front patio and mull it all over.
An unintentional wine pun is what that was.