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ZAP in San Francisco

It's Zinfandel season in San Francisco this weekend January 24th. The 13th annual ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers) festival is going on at Fort Mason. The main event (melee?) is a trade and public tasting on Saturday. Wine businesses and media from 10 until 1, public from 1:30 until 5. If you're interested in going and you don't have the connections or the credentials to get a press pass, put on your football pads and athletic supporters and brave the crowds: at 11:00 AM on Saturday the 24th a limited number of tickets will go on sale for $55.

Tips if you're going:

  • Don't drive or try to park anywhere within a 3 mile radius.
  • Wear comfy shoes, there's a lot of ground to cover
  • Wear DARK clothes that you don't mind getting purple stains on
  • SPIT !

  • Don't drive or try to park anywhere within a 3 mile radius.\n
  • Wear comfy shoes, there's a lot of ground to cover\n
  • Wear DARK clothes that you don't mind getting purple stains on\n
  • SPIT !
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