This Wednesday January 15th, head to TOSCA CAFÉ for a chance to meet Italian winemaker Riccardo Campinoti from Le Ragnaie in Montalcino. He’ll be there, pouring tastes and glasses of his wines, which include three Brunellos, as well as a Rosso di Montalcino and a Chianti. Ceri Smith, one of Tosca’s wine directors, says that this is an excellent opportunity to meet a winemaker she considers one to watch. 242 Columbus Ave. at Broadway, 415-986-9651.
Starting Tuesday January 28th, BERGERAC in SoMa will be offering a retro happy hour from 5pm-7pm every Tue-Sat. You’ll find $6 retro cocktails, draft beer for $4, house wine for $6 a glass, and $2 snacks like grilled cheese and tater tots. Oh, and if you get a group together, check out the “Boogie Nights Punch Bowl”, which serves five to seven people for $20. You can all put your keys in it when you’re done and start your next party. Heh. 316 11th St. at Folsom, 415-255-9440.