Arlequin Wine Champagne Tasting
Where: Arlequin Wine Merchant, 384 Hayes (at Gough), 863-1104
When: Thurs., Dec. 6th; 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost: $65 per person; pay at the door
The Rundown: We love our booze. Cocktails? Certainly. Wine? Uh huh. Beer? Sure. While we enjoy all those equally, it's sparkling wine we love the most. It has versatility, variety, bubbles, pairs well with most food, and you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you were stuck on a desert isle, and you had a stash of sparkling wine, you'd just call it vacation.
Now that it's officially holiday bubbly season, restock your cellar and find new favorites at Arlequin Wine's annual Champagne tasting tonight. Sample 35 different Champagnes from small grower-producers like Jacquesson, Lassaigne, Benoit Lahaye, Laherte Freres, Larmandier-Bernier, Paul Bara, Vilmart, and Agrapart et Fils.
The entry fee gets you a taste of all of the Champagnes, but note that no food is included or served, so make sure you carbo-load before the tasting marathon. Trust us, you really want to make it all the way to the finish line.
As a bonus, get 10% off bottle purchases on any new favorites you discover that night, and start planning your holiday desert isle staycation.