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08.20.2013

California Wine Month Tasting: September 21, San Francisco

CalWineMonth2013_Poster.jpegIf it has been decreed by governmental proclamation, it must be true, right? September is California Wine Month, didn't you know? Most things, like pirates, popcorn, or left-handed people just get a single day to call their own. But wine has become so vital to California, that it deserves a whole month. At least according to our Governor.

So why is California Wine Month more than just another couple of words on some official calendar and the minutes of a legislative session? Because stuff actually happens during this month that is worth paying attention to.

Chief among these are opportunities to drink wine. Were you expecting any less?

Those of you in the Bay Area get an opportunity to go on a little "road trip by glass." Or rather, your palates get the chance to do so simply by walking around a room. Now you're starting to get the picture.

Held on the upper floor of the Ferry Plaza Building, the 2013 California Wine Month Road Trip Tasting will feature 70 wines representing most of California's diverse wine regions. There will be snacks available to keep your stomach from rumbling (though if you get really hungry, you can always go downstairs and gorge yourself at the Ferry Plaza's gourmet ghetto.

So instead of putting a few thousand miles on your own car this summer, take a little road trip in your glass and attend a California Wine Month tasting instead. Those going to the San Francisco can get a special price for being Vinography readers (see below).

2013 California Wine Month Tasting - San Francisco
Saturday, September 21
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ferry Building Marketplace, Grand Hall
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94105

Tickets to the San Francisco tasting cost $35, but you can get $5 off by using the promo code "ALDER" when you check out. Who loves you baby? Buy your tickets online.

Full disclosure: these events are sponsored by The Wine Institute, who is a paid advertiser on Vinography.

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