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Category: Wine Activities

WINeFare Women in Natural Wine Tasting: March 7, San Francisco

The wine world, tied as it is to cultural and historical traditions (or boat anchors, depending on your point of

2020 Sonoma Garagiste Festival: February 15, Sonoma

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

Vinography Images: Mirror to the Sky

Mirror to the Sky SANTA YNEZ, CA: Reflections on the irrigation pond at Grimm’s Bluff Vineyard & Winery are viewed

2020 Zinfandel Experience: February 1, San Francisco

Once upon a time, there was a lonely grape, taken far from its homeland in Croatia, planted in a strange

Top 100 Tasting Comes to NYC for the First Time: January 14th

Once per year I wax rhapsodic about what I feel is the single best publicly available one-day wine tasting event

2019 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting: October 10, San Francisco

There are wine tastings, and then there are wine tastings. The annual Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Tasting is

57th Annual Napa Wine Library Tasting: August 4, Napa

Dedicated wine lovers in the San Francisco Bay area get several opportunities each year to indulge their passions for wine.

Seven Percent Solution Tasting: June 2, Los Angeles

There comes a point in every intrepid wine lover’s life when the well-traveled road must be left behind. One can

Signature Sonoma Valley Icon Tasting: May 17, 2019, Sonoma

Most people, when they come visit me in San Francisco and ask to be taken to wine country, assume that

22nd Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival: May 18, Navarro, CA

California Pinot Noir lovers take note. Wine lovers with a free weekend, listen up. It’s Spring, and the wine events

Howell Mountain Bud Break Tasting: March 23, San Francisco

Regular readers know that I’m in the habit of plugging public wine tasting events for the sole reason that they

2019 Zinfandel Experience: January 17, San Francisco

I’m not exactly sure how long a particular event has to have been going on for it to be credibly

Spring Mountain Harvest Tasting: November 18, San Francisco

When most people think of Napa, they likely think of broad swaths of vineyards sweeping back from the edges of

Russian River Single Vineyard Tasting: November 15, San Francisco

Longtime readers will know that I make it a point to promote events that provide an opportunity to really educate

20th Annual PinotFest Tasting: November 17, San Francisco

One of the longest running wine tasting events in San Francisco is also one of its best. While the city

Masters of Wine Champagne Tasting: September 24, San Francisco

In the villages of Champagne, harvest having taken place more than a week ago, the wine is already through its

56th Annual Napa Wine Library Tasting: August 26, Napa

Dedicated wine lovers in the San Francisco Bay area get several opportunities each year to indulge their passions for wine.

Taste of Sonoma: September 1, Rohnert Park

Most people, when they come visit me in the San Francisco Bay Area and ask to be taken to wine

2018 Family Winemakers Tasting: August 26, San Francisco

I continue to post news of large public wine tasting events because they are quite simply the single best way

2018 Calistoga Uncorked Tasting: July 12, San Francisco

For most people, the name “Napa” on a bottle is all they need to know if they’re interested in wine.

Two Ways to Celebrate Women in Wine this July

While the catalysts of today’s movements focusing on and empowering women are often horrific and tragic, the attention now being

Silicon Valley Wine Auction: May 20, Saratoga

Given their proximity, you might expect that the nouveau riche of Silicon Valley might have more awareness of the quality

21st Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival: May 19, Navarro, CA

California Pinot Noir lovers take note. Wine lovers with a free weekend, listen up. It’s Spring, and the wine events

Garagiste Wine Festival, North Coast Edition: May 12, Sonoma

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

2018 Taste of Mendocino Tasting: April 7, San Francisco

It’s tough getting attention as a wine region in Northern California if you aren’t Napa or Sonoma. These two regions

Drink Amazing Riesling at Rieslingfeier: January 27, New York City

Did you know that at the turn of the 19th Century, the Rieslings of Germany were more costly and sought

2017 Pinot Days Tasting: November 11, San Francisco

There’s a reason that I publicize large tasting events here on Vinography. There’s simply no better way to learn about

19th Annual PinotFest: November 18, San Francisco

One of the longest running wine tasting events in San Francisco is also one of its best. While the city

Spring Mountain District Tasting: November 16, San Francisco

Many people visit Napa Valley without ever setting foot on some of its best terroir. Valley floor wineries are so

55th Annual Wine Library Tasting: August 13, Napa

Dedicated wine lovers in the San Francisco Bay area get several opportunities each year to indulge their passions for wine.

Third Annual Oakland Wine Festival: July 15, Berkeley

San Francisco and its East Bay Cities are a lot like Napa and Sonoma when it comes to the wine

2017 Rhone Rangers Tasting: June 10, San Francisco

Spring is in the air here in San Francisco. As if your allergies weren’t already making that painfully obvious. Longer

Tasting Progress at the 2017 Sonoma County Barrel Auction

Wine auctions are big business. Many major wine regions around the country and around the world hold auctions of some

2017 Garagiste Winemakers Tasting: April 1, Solvang, CA

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

The 2017 Zinfandel Experience: February 25, San Francisco

I’m not exactly sure how long a particular event has to have been going on for it to be credibly

2016 Pinot on the River Tasting: October 23, Healdsburg

Now is a bucolic time to be wandering around wine country. Harvest has completed for most wineries, and wines are

Grapetionary Wine Tasting: October 29, San Juan Bautista, CA

More than any other virtue, I believe the chiefest virtue of the wine lover to be curiosity. Here’s what I

2016 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting: October 10, San Francisco

There are wine tastings, and then there are wine tastings. The annual Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Tasting is

2016 Family Winemakers Tasting: August 21, San Francisco

I continue to post news of large public wine tasting events because they are quite simply the single best way

54th Annual Wine Library Tasting: August 14th, Napa

Dedicated wine lovers in the San Francisco Bay area get several opportunities each year to indulge their passions for wine.

2016 Sta. Rita Hills ‘Wine & Fire’ Event: August 5-7, Lompoc

Life is full of pleasures great and small, but few things beat the combination of fantastic grilled meats and really