Category: Wine Activities

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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

2022 Sake Day Tasting: October 1, San Francisco

Japan has given many things to the world that I cherish, but few of them have an unofficial holiday that

Family Winemakers Tasting: August 21, Oakland

Way back when hundreds or even thousands of us all gathered fecklessly in enclosed spaces without masks, pressing the flesh

2022 Petaluma Gap Wind to Wine Festival: August 13, Petaluma

When it comes to the relationship between place and the wine in your glass, there’s an awful lot of talk

2022 Taste of Sonoma Celebration: June 25, Santa Rosa, CA

Let’s hope the warm weather is here to stay for a little while in California, if only because it makes

Taste Natural Wines from Women Winemakers at WINeFare: June 4, San Francisco

It’s been a long road to get here. And let’s be clear, we aren’t anywhere close to being where we

The Garagiste Wine Festival: April 30, Sonoma

Hey wine lover! Yeah, you. Wanna go taste some interesting wines this coming Saturday? And by interesting, I mean probably

2022 Napa Wine Library Tasting: April 24, Napa

Spring is in the air, folks, and a lot less virus. And it’s not just the flowers that are blossoming,

Introducing the Healdsburg Wine and Food Experience, May 20-22

Seeing the resumption of wine and food events warms my heart. But in addition to the perennial events that many

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival: May 20-22, Philo, CA

Exciting things are happening in Anderson Valley. Regular readers will know this thanks to my fairly comprehensive report on the

Back to the Zinfandel Experience: March 25-27, San Francisco

Public wine tasting events are back, and the folks from Zinfandel Advocates and Producers have appropriately purloined Back to the

2022 Hospice du Rhône: April 22-23, Paso Robles, CA

It’s been a long time in coming, but I’m pleased to say that I’m going to start posting about wine

The Judgment of Napa: Tasting Napa Blind Against the World’s Greatest Wines

On May 24th, 1976, a couple of ex-pats living in Paris rented the courtyard of the Intercontinental hotel for a

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Wine Writing in 2020: Where Do We Stand?

The pandemic has disrupted and ruined so many well-laid plans. One of mine was to attend the Wine Media Conference