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Your weekend: Wine and dine

Submitted by on 1, April 22, 2010 – 2:00 pmNo Comment

The fine folks out at Rock Wall Wine Company are hosting a pair of events that weekend designed to tickle the palates of wine and food lovers across the Island.

On Saturday, April 24 they’re hosting their Spring Fling Open House, from noon to 5 p.m. The price of the ticket – which is $30 in advance if you buy online and $40 at the door – includes the opportunity to sample more than 50 wines from Rock Wall and other vintners housed in their Alameda Point facility.

They’ll also offer food from Bistro Zafari and live music, plus cellar tours and barrel tastings.

Then on Sunday, April 25, Rock Wall is hosting a Wine Rodeo, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friend of Rock Wall Ray Green from North Main BBQ in Dallas is coming by with his armadillo smoker, offering barbecue to be paired with Rock Wall’s Zinfandels. Admission is $30 in advance if you buy your ticket online, $40 at the door, and it includes a plate of barbecue, a wine tasting or two glasses of Rock Wall’s finest, plus live music.

For more information, you can check out their website, or call 522-5700. Rock Wall’s address is 2301 Monarch Street, at Alameda Point.

And while we’re talking wine, did you know that there are no fewer than three spots here on the Island that offer regular wine tastings?

The folks over at Alameda Wine Company have regular events at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; give them a call at 523-9463 for the latest offerings and prices. They’re at 2315 Central Avenue. Pasta Pelican hosts a weekly tasting event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays; ten bucks gets you as many tastings as you’d like. They’re at 2455 Mariner Square Drive; phone is 864-7427. And Farmstead Cheeses and Wines in the Alameda Marketplace hosts a weekly wine tasting from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The cost is $3 per flight, and that’s waived with a purchase or membership in one of Farmstead’s wine clubs. The Marketplace, of course, is at 1650 Park Street; phone is 864-9463.

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