Category: Wine Activities

Mexican American Vintners 2023 Cosecha Tasting: August 19, Healdsburg

We’re in the age of improving representation in the world of wine. There’s a lot of work yet to do,

Family Winemakers Annual Tasting: August 13, Oakland

Once billed as the single largest California wine tasting every year, the Family Winemakers Association tastings have become a bit

2023 Wind to Wine Festival: August 5, Rohnert Park

Petaluma is hot right now. This once-sleepy town best known for chickens, eggs, and homegrown star Winona Ryder, has become

Rhone Rangers Summer Tasting: June 24, Sonoma

Once upon a time, the big wine associations used to put on one, and only one, wine tasting event per

The Black Food & Wine Experience: June 17, San Francisco

One of the more encouraging developments in the wine industry over the past few years has been a rising emphasis

2023 Taste of Sonoma Festival: June 24, Santa Rosa

It’s a little difficult to get excited about outdoor wine tastings when the weather has been so gloomy in the

WINeFare Womxn in Natural Wine Tasting: June 10, San Francisco

I’m not sure I have access to the very latest statistics, but according to a Santa Clara State University study

Paso Wine Fest: May 18-20, Paso Robles, CA

I listen to a lot of chatter about wine, among peers, amongst friends, and on the internet. As I do,

Annual Napa Wine Library Tasting: April 30, Napa

If you had to ask me to describe my ideal walk-around wine tasting experience, I would say it would take

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival: May 19-21, Philo, CA

Normally I’d begin this kind of posting with a reminder about the slightly obscure, off-the-radar nature of Anderson Valley, but

Garagiste Wine Festival: April 29, Sonoma

Pouring wine for consumers is all well and good when you have a winery tasting room. You’re on the map,

Santa Cruz Mountains Grand Tasting: April 30, Saratoga

I firmly believe that the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region is one of California’s most interesting and dynamic places to

Wine From Here Natural Wine Fair: April 2, Richmond, CA

In case you haven’t noticed, natural wine is having a moment. Regardless of whether you agree it’s the next big

Hang Out With Top Wine Writers and Talk Shop. For Free.

Are you a writer? Do you write about wine, or do you want to? Are you ready to sit in

Calistoga Food & Wine Festival: November 19, Calistoga

For all the fame and popularity of Napa wines, the chances to taste a lot of them at one sitting

Paso Garagiste Festival: November 12, Paso Robles

One of my favorite pastimes involves tasting wines made by small winemakers who either are just beginning their journeys to

Santa Clara Vine-to-Wine Tasting: October 23, Saratoga

For most Bay Area residents, wine country is a bit closer than they might think. Before it was Silicon Valley,

Valley of the Moon Festival Tasting: October 8, Sonoma

We are definitely back in the swing of things when it comes to wine tasting events. Wine Country is open

2022 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting: Oct 13, San Francisco

I like to say that there are wine tastings, and then there are wine tastings. The annual Wine & Spirits Magazine