March and April are some of the best months of the year, not only because the blooming flora and fauna unleash the Spring fever in me, but also because the calendar is packed with exciting wine and food events. Last week marked the date of one of my favorite fêtes, Wine Enthusiast's annual Toast of the Town. The party boasts a dizzying amount of wine and food amidst the elegant backdrop of San Francisco's Opera House. I went heavy on the food this year, since I'd come straight from another wine event, but I still had plenty to rave about. Read on for the best tastes of the evening.
Last week, PartySugar and I attended Wine Enthusiast's yearly bash, the Toast of the Town, which was held this year in San Francisco's stunning, historical War Memorial Opera House. There, we sipped our way through four levels of food and wine, enjoying everything from Korbel to Cristal — a tough job, but somebody had to do it. Read on to learn more about the most memorable (and affordable!) wines of the night.
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Last Thursday night I was invited to Wine Enthusiast's big wine bash, Toast of Town. Held at the War Memorial Opera house, the fête was four floors filled with wine and food. To see what the party was like, check out some noteworthy wines, and read some fun tips I picked up at the event, click the "Start Slideshow" button below.
One of the best ways to learn about wine is to taste it. And a great way to taste a lot of different types of wine is to attend a wine-tasting event like Wine Enthusiast's Toast of the Town. The magazine is hosting an evening — in four major cities across the nation — of great wine, fabulous food, and moving music. Proceeds from the event go to San Francisco Food Bank, a company that provides food to starving locals.
For those of you not in the area check out Wine Enthusiast's upcoming tastings in Atlanta, Chicago, and New York. If you still aren't near any of those cities, consider hosting your own wine tasting to toast your town!
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Calling all wine lovers (actually, I should say wine enthusiasts)! Wine Enthusiast magazine is hosting an evening of music, wine (well I should hope so) and eating. Dubbed as "Toast of the Town," the tasting will feature premium wines and spirits from over 70 international producers, as well as signature dishes from over 30 Bay Area restaurants. The event is not exactly cheap (VIP $185, Tasting $95), however the benefit is for America's Second Harvest: The Nation's Food Bank Network and will also feature a silent auction of fine wine and accessories (plus think of all the wine and food you can taste).
Tickets for Toast of the Town are available online or at the door. The event takes place this Thursday (March 29) at the War Memorial Opera House.
I plan on being there, so if you're planning on attending, drop us a line and we'll see you there!