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The 8th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival will be held this November 16-20. Join fellow epicureans and wine connoisseurs for a wonderful weeklong experience. Cooking classes, tasting seminars, and numerous parties will be held throughout the week in various locations.

The Grand Tasting Event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 12:00pm-3:00pm at Embarcadero Park North behind the Seaport Village.

Over 700 different wines from over 120 wine purveyors will be poured at this year’s Grand Tasting event. This event is touted as the the largest, most talked about wine and food festival in Southern California.

70 of San Diego’s Top Chefs and over 30 gourmet food companies will be offering some of their best during the event.

Find out more information, who’s pouring and who’s exhibiting.

Click here for festival brochure.

~WineSided

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Don’t miss the 2011 California Wine Festival, in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. This is one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in the state.

Over 200 of California’s finest wines from every wine region in the state will be showcasing over 350 fine wines at a scenic beachfront location.

Over 2,500 wine fans are expected to attend this 3-day event.

Old Spanish Nights Wine Tasting – Thursday, July 14.

Riedel Wine Glass Seminar & Tasting – Friday, July 15.

Sunset Rare & Reserve Wine Tasting – Friday, July 15.

Beachside Wine Festival – Saturday, July 16.

For a list of participating wineries, click here. For more information, photos of previous events, and to purchase tickets, click here.

~ WineSided

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6th Annual Uncorked! Wine Festival at Ghirardelli Square – May 21, 2011

April 29, 2011
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Ghirardelli Square, in conjunction with non-profit organization Save The Bay, will be hosting the 6th Annual Uncorked! Wine Festival on Sat., May 21 from 1-6PM. The event with include wine tastings from wineries located throughout the greater Bay Area, food offerings, wine seminars, chef demonstrations, live musical entertainment, and more. Admission tickets include a souvenir [...]

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Silver Oak Release Day in Napa and Geyserville on Feb. 5.

January 30, 2011
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Silver Oak is celebrating the release of their 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Celebrations will be held at both the Napa and Geyserville wineries. Release Day tickets are available online here. Visit Silver Oak’s Release Day page for more information. ~WineSided

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Northern Sonoma County’s 2011 Winter Wineland (Jan. 15, 16): Wine ~ Art ~ Education

January 2, 2011
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The 19th Annual Winter Wineland will feature some of the finest wineries from Northern Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the winemakers and taste limited production wines, new releases, and library wines. Some wineries will offer food pairings and others will [...]

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2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – Discount Tickets Expire Dec. 31.

December 16, 2010
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The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition’s public tasting is set for Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Fort Mason. More than 300 wineries will be pouring their sophisticated award winning wines during the tasting. This is a fun and unpretentious event, and you can expect an exceptional spread of gourmet fare as well. You can purchase [...]

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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival (Nov. 17-21): Great Food, Great Wine, Great Setting!

November 18, 2010
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The 7th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is a 5-day collection of events featuring cooking classes, wine tasting classes, dinner events, parties, opportunities to meet celebrity chefs, a Champagne brunch cruise, and a fantastic outdoor wine and food festival. Classes Over 10 classes are offered during the festival, covering chocolate making, cheese [...]

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San Francisco Vintners Market “Harvest in the City” at Fort Mason Nov. 20, 21

November 14, 2010
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Check out the San Francisco Vintners Market “Harvest in the City” on November 20 and 21 (Sat and Sun) at Fort Mason. This event will feature local wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Russian River Valley and as well as imported wines. Over 200 wineries will be [...]

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Thorn-Clarke’s Barossa Valley Shotfire Quartage & Niagara Falls

September 16, 2010
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On a recent trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario, my wife and I found ourselves strolling through one of the smaller, more touristy LCBOs. With so many fine vintners in southern Ontario, we were surprised to see such limited local representation. After trying several duds and passing on the ice wine, we stumbled upon a 2007 [...]

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San Francisco Natural Wine Week 2010

August 26, 2010
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Check out San Francisco Natural Wine Week 2010. Events run through Sunday August 29 featuring Italian, French and California wines at various locations in the city. Click here for more info. ~ WineSided

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