Goaty Tidbits

Pasqual’s Closing? Foley wines picked, and new sparkling vintage, Goat Bubbles

Rumors are flying around Pascual’s. Word has it that owner Pascual Gamboa has sold to his partner, Lucky Comin, who plans to remodel and change the name and concept. There’s still a glimmer of hope for those who rely upon the margaritas: Signs in the windows read “open until further notice.” 30 E. Victoria St., 965-4461.

Four cheers for the local wines picked for the Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100: Foley Rancho Santa Rosa Chardonnay; Laetitia Chardonnay; Sanford La Rinconada Pinot Noir; and Taz Goat Rock Syrah.

Speaking of goats … this year Norm Yost, owner of Flying Goat Cellars, joins the small club of local producers dabbling in sparkling wine. His “Goat Bubbles” is a sparkling pinot noir — no surprise, given his pinot-phile tendencies — and produced in the time-consuming (but worth it) methode Champenoise., 688-1814.

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