A couple weeks ago, we made our first visit to Miami with our Around the World in 80 SipsTM tasting. And coming up this month, we're bringing 80 Sips back to San Francisco for the third time. Let's just say we're spreading the love...it's the right month for it, after all.
But there are plenty of other great wine festivals and tastings all across the country this month. If you can't catch up with us in San Francisco on February 11th, be sure to check one of these great wine festivals in a city near you:
Taste Walla Walla: Feb. 1 (NYC); Feb. 28 (Portland, Ore.)
Don't even pretend as if you have other things to do on this day. Weddings, funerals, meetings, basement cleanings--all should take a back seat to this tasting of the best in the Walla Walla Valley. If you love the robust red wines of the northwest, don't miss this one. Click here for tickets and information.
Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour: Scottsdale, Ariz. Feb., 7-11; Los Angeles Feb. 26 to March 5
Did we say something about robust reds? You might not want to miss this tasting, either. Click here for tickets and information, and keep an eye on this site to find out when the tour dates are announced for Chicago, San Francisco and New York.
Around the World in 80 Sips San Francisco, Feb. 11
This marks our third visit to San Francisco, and promises to be the best yet. We were in Miami just a couple weeks ago, which proved to be epic fun. Join us for a taste of all the best the wine world has to offer. Click here for tickets and information.
Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival, Feb. 4 & 5
Wine and chocolate. Let us repeat: Wine and chocolate. Are we getting through? Enumclaw's an easy trek from both Seattle and Tacoma, so if you live in either place, we have just two words for you: Wine and chocolate. Click here for tickets and information.
New York City Winter Wine Festival, Feb. 5
Finally, a good excuse to set foot in the Times Square area. This tasting features more than 200 wines from 12 different countries. There's live music, and you'll walk away with a Riedel crystal stem. Click here for tickets and information.
Central Carolina Food and Wine Festival, Feb. 6
Get a taste of local cuisine and wines from around the world while supporting a good cause. Proceeds benefit the Central Carolina Community Foundation. Click here for tickets and information.
Washington, D.C. International Wine & Food Festival, Feb. 10-13
This is definitely one thing that the left and the right can agree on as a worthy investment of time and money. More than 600 wines will be available, plus gourmet food and cooking demonstrations. Click here for tickets and information.
San Antonio Wine Festival, Feb. 18-20
Dozens of local restaurants and hundreds of wines are on offer, all in support of local PBS station KLRN. If you don't attend and Between the Lions goes off the air, it's all your fault. Click here for tickets and information.
Atlanta Winter Wine & Jazz Festival, Feb. 20
Taste dozens of great wines from around the globe while you sample cuisine from local restaurants and take in the live music. Enjoy it all in moderation: Part of the festival aims to raise awareness and funds for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Click here for tickets and information.
Virginia Wine Expo, Feb. 25-27
There are plenty of events to chose from at this festival, from wine-and-food pairing seminars to getting a taste of the best Virginia wines. Click here for a full schedule, tickets and information.
New York Wine Expo, Feb. 25-27
For years you've heard all those Bostonians brag about how awesome their wine expo is, right? OK, so you weren't paying attention since New Yorkers never listen to Bostonians. Anyway, this big tasting is put on by the same organizers, and isn't to be missed. Click here for tickets and information.
Seattle Food and Wine Experience, Feb. 27
Hundreds of wines from ten different countries will be on hand, not to mention plenty of those incredibly tasty Pacific Northwest beers. Click here for tickets and information.
Beverly Hills Wine Festival, Feb. 27
No need to be a model, actress, model-actress or dating one to attend this wine tasting in Beverly Hills. Click here for tickets and information.