It’s that time again!  On April 7th, over 500 world class wines and gourmet dishes will be presented for your tasting pleasure at the annual Wine Enthusiast Toast of the Town event.  This year, it’s especially exciting because it’s being held at San Francisco’s historic city hall.  If you’ve never been to a gala at City Hall, you are in for a treat!  The glistening copper dome becomes a beautiful event space.

Toast of the Town is not just a wine tasting; it is an unforgettable experience. The gala event will have live jazz as well as over 35 restaurants to pair with your wine.  I’ve never been to this particular event, so I am really looking forward to tasting some great wines in a more formal and elegant setting.  I guess I better wash my jeans!

Toast of the Town is on Thursday, April 7th at San Francisco City Hall.

VIP tickets are $149, and include early access (6pm) to the event as well as special reserve wine tastings.  It also allows you to have time to talk to the winemakers and get all of your questions answered about what you are drinking.  VIP is worth the entry fee since you get access before general admission, and have that one on one time when the venue is a little quieter.

Grand Tasting tickets are $99 and allow access at 7pm.  This is also well worth it if you are on the fence about the VIP session.

Yes, I know it’s expensive – however, when you look at the list of who is pouring and who is cooking, you’ll want to go too!  CLICK HERE to buy tickets.

I am going to stop by Home of Chicken & Waffles, just because I want to get my inner Dirty South Wine out.  You can also never go wrong with Sondra’s vittles at The Girl & The Fig.  For juice, I expect to see my friends at St. Supery, and also sip some bubbles at Schramsberg!


See you on Thursday.

If you are attending and want to tweet about it, please use the hashtag #tott


Tickets for this event were graciously provided by Wine Enthusiast.  I hope they know I’m bringing my silly straw!


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