The entrance (and owner Christy Bergman). Photo from The Secret Wine Shop.
Another wine shop is coming to SoMa: this one is called ~THE SECRET WINE SHOP~, and owner Christy Bergman will be highlighting local, small production, and quality budget wines, in addition to hosting special tasting events featuring wine education and local winemakers. The shop is opening in a historic warehouse, and will include a tasting room, wine shop, and art gallery. The targeted opening date is mid-October. Until then, they’re open Mondays 5pm-8pm and by appointment (and also for special wine education events). Monday nights they hold a blind tasting from 5pm-8pm, asking for a $5 donation (and your rating). Wines are revealed at 7:45pm, with the winner announced right away. October 4th is about local blind budget reds, and October 11th is local blind budget whites; journalist and author Alice Feiring will be there on October 26th and 27th. Full calendar here. 1097 Howard St. #209 at 7th St., 415-625-3285.