Wine & Beer Events, May 1-10
Saturday, 5/2, noon-3:00 p.m., K&L (638 4th St at Bluxome): tasting of small, artisan-estate Champagnes, $20
Saturday, 5/2, 2:00-5:30 p.m., SF Wine Trading Co. (250 Taraval at Funston): tasting of Spanish wines, $10
Saturday, 5/2, 4:00-6:00 p.m., The Jug Shop (1590 Pacific at Polk): tasting of under-$20 Italian wines, $10
Monday, May 4, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Bently Reserve (301 Battery at Sacramento): California Cabernet Society of tasting of 100 California Cabernets, tickets $50 with K&L promotional code
Monday, 5/4, 6:00-9:00 p.m., California Wine Merchant (2113 Chestnut at Steiner): tasting of wines from Petroni Vineyards (Sonoma), $20
Monday, 5/4, 7:00-9:00 p.m., 18 Reasons (593 Guerrero at 18th): "Italian Basics" class with Delfina wine director Becky Swanson, tickets $35 ($30 members)
Tuesday, 5/5, 5:30-7:30, Seasons Bar & Lounge (Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market): tasting of Longboard 2007 Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, 2005 Russian River Syrah, and 2006 Rochioli Cabernet Sauvignon with winemakers Oded Shakked and Michael Melgoza, $35
Wednesday, 5/6, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant (1 Ferry Bldg.): Ridge Vineyards wines with winemaker John Olney
Thursday, 5/7, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Arlequin Wine Merchant (384 Hayes at Gough): tasting with Northern Rhône winemaker Yves Cuilleron, $15.
Thursday, 5/7, 6:00-8:00 p.m., 18 Reasons (593 Guerrero at 18th): tasting with Bi-Rite buyer Josh Adler of wines on sale for 20% off by the mixed case, $10 ($5 members)
Friday, 5/8, 8:00 p.m., One Market (1 Market at Steuart): five-course meal of chef Mark Dommen's signature dishes including Dungeness crab salad with avocado, cucumber, and lemongrass sorbet, sous-vide Alaskan halibut, and beef cheeks braised with Guinness, $64 with beer pairing, $74 with wine pairing;to reserve, call 777-5577 and specify "Zagat presents"
Friday, 5/8, 6:00-8:00 p.m., The Jug Shop (1590 Pacific at Polk): Napa Smith Brewery, details TBA
Saturday, 5/9, noon-3:00 p.m., K&L (638 4th St at Bluxome): Central Coast Pinot Noir, details TBA
Saturday, 5/9, 2:00-5:30 p.m., SF Wine Trading Co. (250 Taraval at Funston): tasting of ten wines under $10, $10
Sunday, 5/10, time TBA, The Jug Shop (1590 Pacific at Polk): Australian wine tasting and book signing with author Matt Skinner, details TBA