Fall is here! Reluctantly crouched at the starting line. To borrow a line from CAKE, I am reluctantly embracing Fall. Somehow summer passed us by and didn’t even wave hello. But here we are, at the end of September. Luckily, I have a few events to keep me busy and distracted from the cold, foggy soup out there. First up, October 13th and 14th is the first annual Craft Spirits Carnival! Brought to you by the good folks who created teh San Francisco Vintner’s Market, The Craft Spirits Carnival promises to be a one of kind tasting room for handcrafted ultra-premium spirits. I’m especially looking forward to it, as my bar is sadly empty, and I need to stock up on some great spirits. Craft spirits are wildly popular, and with well known names like Charbay and Hangar One, many other producers are offering unlimited tastings (yikes!) of over 100 spirits from some of the world’s best producers. One of the key features of this event, like the SFVM, is that if you like a spirit, you will be able to purchase that day. This is a unique opportunity to take that hooch home with you! To add a special flair to the show, there will be a carnival sideshow, featuring top aerialists, trapeze acts, fire eaters, sword swallowers, knife throwers, contortionists, burlesque, and so much more. Watch these incredible performances in the middle of the largest walk-around tasting of ultra-premium craft spirits – all included in the price of admission. Tickets for the Craft Spirits Festival are available for $125 for one day, or $200 for two days. If you HURRY you can get the early bird discount until 11pm TONIGHT for $100! If you are attending the SFVM, you can get a discount on the Craft Spirits Fair, but more on that shortly. I can’t wait, and I hope to see you there!