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Wine Events: Week of Nov. 15th

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By Derek Mims

Have you picked out your Thanksgiving wines yet?  If you have any favorites or recommendations for the perfect sweet-potato-pairing wine, please let us know!  If you’re still searching for those perfect vinos, here are some places to look:

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Thurs. Nov. 18:  No More Nouveau at Arlequin (SF)

Arlequin Wine Merchants
384 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

6:00pm – 8:00pm – pricing TBA

Taste what Beaujolais is truly about. Only Cru Beaujolais from some of the best vignerons.

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Fri. Nov. 19:  Global #Zinfandel Day (everywhere!)

We had Cabernet Day back in September, and now it’s Zin Day!  Lots of wineries are participating, including great Zin producers like BialeRidge, and Cline.  Also check out the ZAP website – Zinfandel Advocates & Producers: “All around the world people can share in the delights of America’s heritage grape and keep in touch by going to http://zinfandel.eventbrite.com or http://www.meetup.com/zinfandel. Share links, set up tastings and follow along on HootSuite or Tweetdeck by setting up a search for #zinfandel.

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Sat. Nov. 20:  How Wine Became Modern exhibit (SFMOMA)

SFMOMA
151 Third Street (between Mission + Howard)
San Francisco CA 94103

Exhibit runs thru April.  From the SFMOMA site:  “How Wine Became Modern, the first exhibition of its kind, looks at the world of wine and the role that architecture, design, and media have played in its stunning transformation over the past three decades …. the exhibition features historical artifacts, architectural models, multimedia installations, newly commissioned artworks, and even a ‘smell wall’ to provide a richly textured experience in the galleries.”

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Sat. & Sun.  Nov. 20-21:  SF Vintners’ Market (Fort Mason)

Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA

1:00pm – 5:00pm Daily

General Admission: $40/$50 day of event (Includes all wines except Reserve Room)

Reserve Admission: $80/$90 day of event includes Reserve Room (access to wines priced at $50 per bottle or higher)

This is quite a unique tasting event; not only can you sample wines from over 200 wineries, you can also purchase any wines you like at the same time!  It’s a great “taste-before-you-buy” opportunity with access to a huge variety of quality juice!  Participating wineries include Rubicon, Hess Collection, Peju, and many more!

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