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Monday, August 13, 2012

Sample Free Wine and Watch Sunset Boulevard at Top of the Mark

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 9:30 AM

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By: Sam Prestianni
For a certain class of Bay Area cultural connoisseurs, there's little more thrilling than a perfectly paired wine.

Grüner Vetliner with ceviche? Affinity Cabernet and a porterhouse? How about Spellbound Petite Sirah alongside Sunset Boulevard? That's what's on special tonight at the Wind Down with Wine and a Movie series at Top of the Mark, the skyscraping martini lounge with panoramic views. Starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, the Academy Award-winning noir classic chronicles the delusions of Hollywood fame and its frightful consequences. With its pitch-perfect portrait of psycho-emotional entanglement and lush black-and-white cinematography, the film is widely recognized as one of director Billy Wilder's finest.

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David Lynch says he's watched it countless times; it's that dark and juicy, clearly kin to Spellbound Petite Sirah. Other pictures on deck in the Tuesday series include Casablanca, Rear Window, and The Wizard of Oz -- all served up with complimentary vino.

Festivities start Tuesday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Top of the Mark, 999 California (at Mason), S.F. Admission is free, but get there early if you want a seat.

For more events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF and like us on Facebook.
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