Ah, Sonoma. That illustrious wine growing region to the north. Oh the delicious pinot, zinfandel, and other wines created there! Well, here in San Francisco, sometimes it’s hard to get up there. Traffic, time, gas, etc. Fortunately for us city dwellers, Sonoma is coming to the city! This week, through a series of tastings and events, the wines of Sonoma are being showcased here in the city. Starting tomorrow, the Grand Tasting at the Westin St Francis, over 200 wines from 100 wineries and growers will be poured. Here, you can explore over 200 Sonoma County wines from 13 regions hand picked to show off the diverse terroir and winemaking styles. Tickets are $55, but you can get a discount if you use your VISA Signature card! There is also a special VIP room ($65). On Thursday, Forks & Corks will be at the Firehouse at Fort Mason. Eighty wines will be paired with five of our best food trucks: An the Go, Brass Knuckle, El Porteno Empanadas, Japa Curry and the Crème Brulee Guy. Tickets are $75 ($50 with the VISA discount, or $40 using code SPECIAL). For those who like a little less formal of a stating, Vin12, who does monthly wine tastings at urban locations, is hosting a tasting on Friday at SLOANE for $25. Featured wineries include Ceja, Gloria ferrere, Roessler, and Tin Barn. I hope to see you out and one or more of the events! Happy Sipping!