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Wine Events: Week of Feb. 7

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By Derek Mims

The countdown to V Day continues!  Looking for places to celebrate this week and weekend?  See below….

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Tue., February 8: Slow Sip Happy Hour @ 15 Romolo

15 Romolo Place
San Francisco, CA

5:00pm – 7:00pm (Free to attend, drink specials during Happy Hour)

Slow Food San Francisco has put together a slow-sippin’ series of happy hours! This month’s Happy Hour will be hosted by our friends at 15 Romolo. Enjoy $6 pimm’s cup, and $1 off well drinks, draft beer, and glasses of wine. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about Slow Food SF, sign up to become a member, and meet and mingle with like-minded friends.  Details here.

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Tue., February 8:  Eastern European Wine Class @ Solano Cellars

1580 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA

6:30pm – 8:00pm ($27 per person)

Join local expert and passionate importer Frank Dietrich of Blue Danube as he pours some of the most exciting finds from behind the former Iron Curtain!

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Wed., February 9:   Freeman Vineyard & Winery Tasting @ FPWM

One Ferry Building, Shop 23 (Embarcadero)
San Francisco, CA

4:30pm – 7:30pm

FPWM welcomes Ken and Akiko Freeman, owners of Freeman Vineyard & Winery, who make terrific Pinot Noir in small quantities from a variety of single vineyard sources in Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast.  Here’s the line-up:

2008 Ryo-fu “Cool Breeze” Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Retail $40, 5oz. glass $13.25

2008 Freeman Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Retail $42, 5oz. glass $13.75

2008 Freeman Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Retail $42, 5oz. glass $13.75

2008 Freeman Pinot Noir, Keefer Ranch, Russian River Valley
Retail $53, 5oz. glass $16.50

2008 Freeman Pinot Noir, Akiko’s Cuvée, Sonoma Coast
Retail $56, 5oz. glass $17.25

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Thurs., February 10:  Summer Down Under: The Wines of Australia & New Zealand @ Bimbo’s 365 Club

1025 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA

6:00pm – 9:00pm ($45 per person)

Sample over 100 wines (and perhaps a beer or two) from Australia and New Zealand while reminiscing about the glory days of Men at Work.  Rounding out the night will be an incredible gourmet cheese spread and hearty hors d’oeuvres from A.G. Ferrari and the smooth sounds of DJ Sol spinning Southern Hemisphere classics.  Tickets here.

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Thurs., February 10: A Toast to the First 60 Years with Kevin Zraly @ The Café at Gap Inc.

The Cafe at Gap Inc., 2 Folsom Street, 7th Floor (Embarcadero)
San Francisco, CA

5:30pm – 8:30pm

ONE HOUR WINE EXPERT™ seminar and dinner with renown author and expert Kevin Zraly.  Fundraiser benefits the St Anthony’s Foundation, whose mission is to feed, heal, shelter, clothe, and lift the spirits of those in need, and to create a society in which all persons flourish.  See our previous post on this event here.

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Fri., February 11: Around the World in 80 Sips @ the Golden Gate Club

135 Fisher Loop (Presidio)
San Francisco, CA

7:00pm – 9:00pm ($75 advance, $95 at the door)

Bottlenotes brings you more than 80 wines from around the globe!

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Sat., February 12: Viva Amore!  Viva Wine! @ Rock Wall Wine Company

2301 Monarch Street
Alameda, CA

1:00pm – 4:00pm ($25 advance, $30 at the door)

Join Shauna Rosenblum and her crew for a romantic afternoon of wine tasting! Taste through the sexy Rock Wall portfolio; enjoy scrumptious appetizers, sweet treats, smokin’ hot music and scandalously spectacular views!  For details, click here.

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