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July 23, August 20
Join guest sommeliers from the movie "SOMM" for an exclusive wine dinner series at RN74. The two evenings bring wine, food and fun with Brian McClintic (July 23) and Ian Cauble (August 20). Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. The event is limited to 16 guests who will all share dinner at the communal table at RN74. Tickets are $150 per guest and reservations can only be made with RESERVE. For more information on the restaurant, please visit the RN74 official website. RN74, Millennium Tower, 301 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-543-7474.
Greenwood Ridge Vineyards once again hosts the second annual California Wine Pairing Championships August 8-9
Following an exciting start last year with chef Paul Schroeder crowned as the winner, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards once again hosts the second annual California Wine Pairing Championships (CWPC). Come see which of the three chef challengers, Dory Kwan, Mike Sudia and the defending champion Schroeder, who serves as the executive chef at Fountaingrove Gold Club in Santa Rosa, California, will win this year. Two wines are chosen from the cellar and the three competitors must create dishes to complement them. Attending guests serve as taste testers and proceed to vote for their favorite food and wine pairing. The event is limited to the first 60 club members and their guests. Keep your eye out for more information on the Greenwood Ridge Vineyards official website
August 20-23
Eat Drink SF will take over the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason in San Francisco, bringing together some of the Bay Area's biggest industry names. Four days of tastings will showcase more than 30 restaurants each, along with breweries, wineries, bars and local spirits. Cooking demos and small class opportunities will round out the experience. Visit for all information and tickets.
The Millbrae Art & Wine Festival takes place September 5-6 September 5-6
Millbrae’s annual Labor Day Weekend Festival brings the summer to a close with live entertainment, art, food, wine and fun. The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event transforms the streets of downtown Millbrae into a Mardi Gras-style celebration. Attendees can expect two days of live music, beautiful hand-crafted items from artists and craft-makers, food vendors and more. For more information visit
September 12-13
The 44th Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival on Castro Street in Silicon Valley presents all sorts of pleasures for guests to enjoy. The "Wine Haven, Taste of the Mountain Passport Days" pavilion is a new addition to the line-up. The mega-hit "Salsa Sundays" returns along with live music performances on stages and in the streets throughout downtown. Browse through the handcrafted works of 600 of America's top artists or kickback and watch some sports at the "Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge," which has a giant TV. Venture to the fun-and-games area with your kids, peruse the different themed exhibits or find a spot to eat, drink and be merry. For more information, visit the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival event page
September 24-27
Volvo presents the 6th annual Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. With a getaway package, guests have access to adventure tours, special events and dinners, and the weekend's main event of culinary adventures and fun. The tours go behind the scenes to explore wineries such as Halter Ranch Vineyards, sustainable farms and the gardens of Paso Robles Inn. On Saturday and Sunday guests can really get their fill of fine wine and epicurean delights. The Marketplace showcases more than 100 wineries, restaurants and food purveyors, and promises unlimited samples of gourmet treats and drinks. Guests will also find cooking demonstrations by celebrity and master chefs, vino tastings and seminars, as well as beer gardens, music entertainment and other special activities. Discover more at the Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast event page
September 26
The Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate, in partnership with Ceres Community Project, hosts the 19th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival. With more than 150 heirloom tomatoes produced on the grounds for this very event, guests can find the flavors that suit their tastes. Don't miss out on this single-day event featuring garden tours, wine and food pairings, seminars, the popular "Chef's Challenge" and a music performance by Grammy-nominated Andre Thierry. For more information on general admission, club member prices and exclusive premier packages, visit the Kendall-Jackson official website

Il Cane Rosso in the Ferry Building offers hearty, three-course suppers every night from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. for $30 per person ($12.50 per child age 10 or under). Rustic, seasonal starters, mains and desserts made predominantly from pedigreed local ingredients are served family-style at communal tables. Affordable carafes of wine, bottled beers, naturally fermented sodas and other specialty beverages are also featured. Il Cane Rosso, San Francisco Ferry Building, One Ferry Building #41, San Francisco, CA 94111, 415-391-7599.
RN74 from Michael Mina and Rajat Parr has introduced a very happy, happy hour special. Glasses of featured red and white wine (rotating selections), select well drinks and bar snacks will all cost only $5 each. RN74's happy hour runs Mon.-Fri. from 3 p.m.-6 p.m., and again from 10 p.m. until close. RN74, Millennium Tower, 301 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-543-7474.
Waterfront restaurant Chaya Brasserie offers half-price bottles of wine on Sundays evenings. Wines are local and international and the half-price discount applies across the list, representing significant value. Chaya Brasserie, 132 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-777-8688.

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3201 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123

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