R&B Cellars, Rock Wall Host Fund-Raiser, Ribs Event and ‘Food Truck Frenzy’


Alamedans interested in enjoying the summer and supporting Alameda Meals on Wheels may want to mark Sunday, July 17, on their calendar.

From 1 – 5 p.m. at Rock Wall Wine Company, 2301 Monarch St., Alameda Point, R&B Cellars will be celebrating the memory of Meals on Wheels’ supporter Martha Killebrew with a wine-tasting event. A suggested donation of $20 will be requested at the door.

Swing and jazz music will be played by Three O’Clock Jump, and a silent auction items will take place for fine wines, gift baskets and vacation destinations. Local restaurants will share hors d’oeuvres.

In addition, there will be a kids’ area, including some carnival activities.

R&B Cellars says this is the biggest fund-raiser of the year for Alameda Meals on Wheels.

This coming Saturday, July 9, from 2 to 5 p.m., R&B Cellars will be hosting ZAP’s 1st Annual Rib-O-Rama at Rock Wall. Advance tickets are $45; $55 at the door.

From 5 to 9 p.m. on July 15, Rock Wall Wines will host Food Truck Fenzy, with an array of food trucks serving unique cuisine. Wine will be available for purchase from the wine bar, and there will be live music. RSVP online.

R&B will also participate in the East Bay Food Fight in Jack London Square from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 23.

This event features chef battles, culinary demos, 40 top restaurants, VIP judges and a live auction. Only six wineries were invited to pair with this food fight affair, so R&B is delighted to be among them.

Tickets are $25-$40.


Alameda’s R&B Cellars on View from the Bay

Two owners of  Alameda Point-based R&B Cellars will be on “View from the Bay”  this Monday, July 12. The show will be broadcast on ABC-7 at 3 p.m.

During the show, “View from the Bay” hosts Spencer Christian and Janelle Wang (left) will be taught to make Fortissimo Port Chicken by Barbara and Kevin Brown (right), the owners of R&B Winery.

The recipe calls for using R&B’s new port for the reduction sauce. Once the dish is done, it should be paired with R&B’s 2007 Napa Valley Zydeco Zinfandel. 

According to R&B, Fortissimo Port Chicken can be served with haricot vert (green beans) to create “a symphony of flavor with this economical and easy to make six-step recipe.”

Barbara and Kevin have been busy. They performed Friday night at Angela’s Bistro on Central Avenue.

And on July 31, they will be part of a special event, Urban Wine Experience, at Jack London Square.