Attention Wine Lovers: Updates as West Coast Wine Turns One, Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top 100 Returns, More


The counter at West Coast Wine • Cheese. Photo courtesy West Coast Wine • Cheese.


Good times at a past Top 100 event. Photo courtesy of Wine & Spirits.

~WEST COAST WINE • CHEESE~ is turning one, and they are celebrating with some specials and more. On Saturday October 17th, they will be featuring some sparkling wines at ridiculously low prices, both by the glass and by the bottle (like Roederer 2007 L’Ermitage for $12/glass and $48/bottle, which is regularly $80/bottle). Sunday the 18th is the West Coast Taco Truck Pop-Up, when executive chef Ethan Speizer will be serving tacos, guacamole, and chips and salsa, along with beer specials all day. And Monday October 19th is the West Coast Wildfire Fundraiser, when they will be contributing 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the Valley Wildfire Fund from the Red Cross. Happy hour pricing (with 20 percent off all bottles) will be extended all night.

And lastly, starting Thursday October 15th, they will finally be able to do retail sales and offer extended hours. New hours will be Mon-Wed 4pm-10pm, Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri 4pm-12am, Sat 2pm-12am, and Sun 2pm-10pm. 2165 Union St. at Fillmore, 415-577-9357.

On Tuesday October 20th, Wine & Spirits Magazine is hosting their annual Top 100 Event, which means you get to taste 200-plus wines, foods from participating restaurants and purveyors (including Atlas Social and Gaspar), and you get a one-year subscription to Wine & Spirits and a complimentary glass from Stölzle. And let’s not forget the beautiful view from the Metreon terrace.

This year’s event features more domestic wineries than ever before and the findings of the Second Annual Sommelier Scavenger Hunt, wherein an international team of sommeliers were sent to different corners of Australia. The Top 100 event is a benefit for San Francisco Baykeeper, supporting their initiatives that fight water pollution.

General admission is 6:30pm-8:30pm, and tickets are $125. Collectors are admitted one hour early, at 5:30pm, and tickets are $170 (you receive a glass of vintage bubbles upon arrival, and the opportunity to taste 10 additional wines). City View at the Metreon, 135 4th St. at Mission.

Lastly, over at ~LOCAL MISSION EATERY~, there’s a new menu, which pairs sections of the menu to wines on their all-California, all-natural list. And every Wednesday will be Rare Wine Wednesday, when they will discount rare wines in their cellar (up first will be Hardy Wallace’s Dirty & Rowdy wines).