Wine Events: Bubbly Action, Holiday Wine Pairing, and Enoteca 100


Hooray for bubbles! Photo: ©


The interior at Donato Enoteca. Photo from website.

Whoooa, this is some pretty serious bubbly! On Wednesday December 5th, Uncorked Events will be hosting Pinot and Bubbles, a veritable sparkling and pinot extravaganza. There will be bubbly offerings from 10 countries, including heavy-hitter brands, like France’s Perrier-Jouët and California’s Roederer Estate, and smaller, more obscure offerings, like Bagrationi from Georgia (the country, not the state!). There’s a hefty lineup of pinot noirs as well, with both domestic and imported pours. The event will be held in the Regency Center’s Lodge Level event space from 6pm-9pm, and there will also be snacks. Tickets are $50 per person in advance, and $65 at the door. There is also an early-bird group special for $45 per person (if you buy at least five tickets), so get some people together and make the sparkles happen. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Food Bank. If you bring cans of food to donate, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win take-home bottles of wine and bubbly. 1290 Sutter St. at Van Ness.

Get yourself ready for a holiday wine pairing class with Vinny Eng, the man behind the beverage program at ~BAR TARTINE~. He’ll be at ~SALUMERIA~ on Wednesday December 12th, showing you how to select the right wine to go with the right dishes. You’ll start out at 6:30pm with a glass of prosecco, and then enjoy five mini-courses of food, with appropriate pairings. Tickets are $125 per person, and include food and wine pairings. Only 12 seats! 3000 20th St. at Florida, 415-471-2998.

On Saturday December 1st, take your Italian wine-loving self to ~DONATO ENOTECA~ in Redwood City for the Enoteca 100: Grand Food and Wine Tasting. There will be 100 Italian wines to taste, plus porchetta, risotto, pizza, and charcuterie. The tasting goes from 1pm-4pm, but you can arrive at 12pm if you purchase one of the $65 VIP tickets. General tickets are $55, or snatch up one of the limited early bird tickets now for only $45. 1041 Middlefield Rd. at Main, Redwood City, 650-701-1000.