June 15, 2012
Compton's Market launches free wine tastings every Friday

Compton's Market in McKinley Park (East Sacramento) recently expanded its wine selection to include a special area for international wines with numerous appealing choices at various price points. Now, they're going even heavier into wine with featured wine tastings on Friday afternoons from 3-7 p.m.

Compton's is at 4065 McKinley Blvd. It is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., except Sunday when it closes at 8 p.m.

Owner Sunil Hans told me each tasting will feature three wines and the tastings are complimentary. In order to conduct the tastings, the grocery store had to apply for a special license called Type 86, which allows the store to conduct instructional wine tastings, he said. The license also allows for beer and spirits tastings.

"Our neighborhood clientele have been asking about this for almost a year," Hans said. "We did a little survey and everybody wants it."

Blair Anthony Robertson is The Bee's restaurant critic. Follow him on Twitter, @blarob.

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