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Sips to Savor This Summer

A Guide to This Season's Wine Parties


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

VIN VOYAGE: Deovlet, Bratcher, Clesi, Chanin, and Folkway are just a few of the hard-to-fine wineries you get on this intimate tour of Larner Vineyard and Refugio Ranch Vineyard, sponsored by Wandering Dog Wine Bar. June 18; wanderingdogwinebar.com; 686-9126.

RED, WHITE & BLUES: Buttonwood Farm Winery and Richard Longoria Wines team up to present Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps in this bring-your-own-picnic affair. June 25; buttonwoodwinery.com; 688-3032.

BRIDLEWOOD GALLERY: A release party to celebrate the opening of a new gallery featuring Central Coast artisans. June 26; bridlewoodwinery.com; 800-467-4100.

CALIFORNIA WINE FESTIVAL: A full three days of tasting, from Thursday's Old Spanish Days-themed event at Casa de la Guerra to Friday's wine glass seminar and sunset tasting to Saturday's sand-side extravaganza. July 14-16; californiawinefestival.com; 800-797-7753.

2ND ANNUAL CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM: Tons of education and exploration for serious chardies, with countless tastings and special tours of Sierra Madres, Bien Nacido, Tantara, Au Bon Climat, Qupé, and Byron. July 22-23; thechardonnaysymposium.com; 866-480-5194.

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