610 1st Street (Oxbow Public Market)
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Oxbow Cheese & Wine, opened in January 2008, is brought to you by Debbie Zachareas & Peter Granoff, Master Sommelier. Together Debbie & Peter are co-owners and managing partners of Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant in San Francisco's Ferry Building, and Mission Bay Wine & Cheese in the booming Mission Bay Neighborhood of San Francisco.
About the Owners:
Debbie Zachareas, Owner/Partner, Wine Buyer: By developing many of San Francisco's most innovative wine programs, Debbie Zachareas has helped to shape the city's wine culture. In addition to conceiving and developing one of San Francisco’s most extensive wine programs at bacar restaurant, she also helped develop Ashbury Market's wine program, and EOS restaurant and wine bar. Nationally recognized by magazines such as Food and Wine and Saveur and as a wine competition judge, Debbie brings a passion for teaching and enthusiasm for new wines to her customers at Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, Oxbow Cheese & Wine, and Mission Bay Wine & Cheese.
Peter Granoff, Master Sommelier, Owner/Partner, Wine Buyer: In his 40+ years in the wine business, Master Sommelier Peter Granoff has worn lots of hats. From schlepping boxes and bussing tables to receiving the 1991 "Sommelier of the Year" award from the James Beard Foundation and launching Virtual Vineyards (1995, the first U.S. entity to sell wine on the internet), Peter has traveled the world to immerse himself in almost all facets of the wine industry. He has been an adjunct member of the faculty at the Culinary Institute of America's Professional Wine Studies program, and is internationally known as a speaker, wine educator, wine competition judge, and provider of free wine insulting. His goofy sense of humor and unconventional approach to the business of wine bring a refreshing change of pace to San Francisco's wine shops.