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Wine Events: Week of Sept. 13

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Football on TV, a little chill in the air, and those spicy reds are tasting pretty good right now — yup, fall is here.  Another season to explore new wines.

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K&L Wine Merchants

Wed. Sept. 15:  Italian Wine Tasting @ K&L Wine (SoMa)

K&L Wine Merchants
638 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA

5:00pm – 6:30pm – $10 (8 wines)

I’m starting to develop a liking for italian wines:  the diversity of varietals, the breadth of styles, and the food-friendly nature of most of these wines is starting to win me over.  One problem:  I can’t remember half the names of the wines I’ve tried, so I’ve resigned myself to keep trying them in hopes somethin’ will stick.  Just my luck:  K&L is hosting a tasting of Italian wines imported by  Caroline Debbane. Highly recommended by K&L’s Italian wine buyer.

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Wed. Sept. 15:  Chehalem Wine Tasting @William Cross (Polk Street)

William Cross Wine Merchants
2253 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA

6:00pm – 9:00pm

During my first visit to the Willamette Valley in Oregon, I stopped by a little tasting room for Chehalem wines.  Ant it was good.  Oh so good.  great portfolio of pinots, and some good whites to boot.  Local wine shop saves you from having to buy a roundtrip ticket to PDX.

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Omnivore BooksThurs. Sept. 16:  Daring Pairings @Omnivore Books (Mission)

Omnnivore Books
3885 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco, CA

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Wine Spectator recently did a special on food and wine parings, and devoted a few pages of print to tell readers that steak and Cabernet go well together.  Shocking.  If you live on the slightly more adventurous side, you may want to check out Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein’s new book, Daring Pairings: an attempt to pair the odd-ball varietals with food.
You can catch him signing books this Thursday.

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Jellyfish at Cal Acad. Sciences

Thurs. Sept. 16:  Crushpad at Academy of Sciences (Golden Gate Park)

Cal Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Way
San Francisco, CA

6:00pm – 10:o0pm – $12

Thursday night, the California Academy of Sciences breaks out the DJs, the adult beverages, and dussies itself up for the appropriately title ‘Nightlife!” events.  This week, custom-crush champions Crushpad will be hosting a “Wine Tasting Laboratory” — a bunch of stations that walk you through the wine making process.  Break out your lab coat and beakers, and head on over to Golden Gate Park. (NOTE:  The museum website states that there is limited capacity in the Laboratory, and “entrance is available to NightLife patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.”)

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