Appetizers
December 9, 2008
Twofer Tuesday

Here are a couple more wine related events to consider for this week. With all the tastings going on, Sacramento just might become the capital of purple stained tongues. Add these to your calendar:

Wednesday

Get your swank on and head to the Park Ultra Lounge (1116 15th St.) and sample wines from d'Art Winery, a Lodi-based producer. $5 per glass and jazz tunes by the Midtown Music Makers. The tasting runs from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday

And oh yes, I'm all about this tasting. David Berkley Fine Wines & Specialty Foods (515 Pavilions Lane) is hosting flights of champagne/sparkling wine and munchies for $15. The line-up is a good one that includes a mix of the big champagne houses and small "grower champagne" estates. Look for champagnes/sparklers from:

Diebolt-Vallois
Mumm de Cramant
Taittinger
Lucien Albrecht
Dampierre
Billecart-Salmon
Bollinger
Gruet

The tasting runs from 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Information: (916) 929-4422.

BTW, be on the lookout for a special "bubbly" package in Wednesday's Food & Wine section. We've got tasting notes on some of the champagnes listed above, a whole lot of picks to consider and Rick Kushman's "Good Life" column will focus on all-things sparkling. Check it out ... cheers!

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