San Francisco’s Best Executive Wine Tastings
In the world of business, making a good first impression on a potential client could be the difference between starting a healthy business relationship and mourning the one that got away. There are few key factors to consider when preparing to meet a potential client for the first time. What will you wear? What restaurant will you select for lunch or dinner? And most importantly, how will you entertain the client? One excellent idea for client interactions is to bring him or her to a wine tasting, and we’ve compiled a list of executive-level wine tastings that you can enjoy in the San Francisco area.
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This San Francisco wine bar offers an ample lists of wines to try by the glass or by the bottle, depending on your client’s preference. BIN’s interior is perfect for business meetings, with private alcoves situated around the perimeter, and an ambient atmosphere that’s suited for serious conversation. You can encourage your client to try the wine-paired cuisine and sample the long list of appetizers offered by BIN’s specialty kitchen.
3232 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA
This street-level wine bar and restaurant is perfect for a quick, casual sit-down with a client in a personal atmosphere. The wine list is uniquely all-Californian, so you can show your client a taste of California’s finest wine craft while conversing over some of First Crush’s specialty menu items. The cuisine includes entrées like short ribs and special salmon, and all are reasonably priced.
101 Cyril Magnin, San Francisco, CA 94102
This unique wine bar is located on central Market Street in San Francisco’s financial district. The Pause prides itself on eco-friendly business practices. It even serves wines produced by environmentally-conscious wineries. It also offers a menu of vegetarian-friendly, wine-paired cuisine, so if your client is meat-free, you can ensure they’ll have something delicious to eat with their California wine.
1666 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
This small and intimate art gallery and wine bar is one of San Francisco’s finest when it comes to atmosphere. Every month sees a new artist showcase so each time you visit, there is something new to see. Hotel Biron’s French-inspired architecture and atmosphere bring a different flavor to a client meeting than a typical stuffy restaurant. Comfortable couches and chairs are easy to find, and the wine list is long and varied, so you client is sure to be pleased.
45 Rose St San Francisco, CA 94102
This modern wine lounge has an unmistakable French flair, from its name to its dramatically lit wine selection. Amelie offers a quiet escape from the typical hustle of San Francisco business life, and a place for you to conduct business matters in a comfortable and easy atmosphere. In addition to its affordable wines by the glass, Amelie offers cocktails, craft beers, and a selection of champagnes.
1754 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Whether your client wants a taste of a local California wine or a sip of something eco-friendly, San Francisco is one of the best cities in the country for finding great wine in ambient, comfortable atmospheres. At any one of these places, you and your client will be able to relax, converse, and maybe even start a new business relationship.
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