Wine Tastings

March 4, 2010 

WHAT: San Francisco Wine Competition — "Tasting Double Gold Winners"
WHERE: O'Brien's Market, 4120 Dale Road, Modesto; 545-8100
WHEN: 2-5 p.m. through Sunday
WINES: The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Judging has become the largest competition of American wines in the World. More than 5,000 wines from 1,500 producers were judged in late January and the results are in. Some of the Double Gold Medal winners will be poured.
COST: $5

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WHAT: Merlots
WHERE: Stewart & Jasper, Del Lago Plaza, 2985 Renzo Lane, Patterson; 895-9463
WHEN: Noon-9 p.m. today-Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday
WINES: Duckhorn, Robert Sinskey, Emmolo, Ancient Peaks, Parcel 41
COST: $15

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WHAT: Friday Night Flights: Bokish Vineyards, Lodi
WHERE: Sips Bistro, 901 Carpenter Road, Modesto; 527-7477
WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. today
WINES: Albarino, Garnacha, Graciano and Tempranillo varietals will be poured.
COST: $10

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WHAT: ABC (anything but chardonnay)
WHERE: Sips Bistro, 901 Carpenter Road, Modesto; 527-7477
WHEN: 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday
WINES: The white wine varietals Frascati, Moschofilero, Torrontes and Vermentino will be poured.
COST: $8

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WHAT: Champagne Sunday
WHERE: Sips Bistro, 901 Carpenter Road, Modesto; 527-7477
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
WINES: Champagne, sparkling wine by the glass, brunch
COST: Variable, brunch $6

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WHAT: Mutt Lynch Wines
WHERE: Sips Bistro, 901 Carpenter Road, Modesto; 527-7477
WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday
WINES: Sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, merlot, cabernet and zinfandel will be poured.
COST: $8

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WHAT: Blackbird Vineyards
WHERE: Tresetti's World Caffe, 927 11th St., Modesto, 572-2990, www.tresetti.com
WHEN: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
WINES: A variety will be poured.
COST: $20

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