There’s never an excuse for an empty glass at the Best of the Bay party, the annual celebration that’s as famed for its 12 open bars and free-flowing wine as it is for its smorgasbord of never-ending samples from dozens of the city’s top restaurants. (If you do happen to come across a line at a bar, don’t stand there and wait. Just push your way farther back to the next bar, or the one after that.) Already feeling overwhelmed? Here are five must-drink beverages to look out for Thursday evening.
1. Fourteen wineries will be pouring at booths in the wine tent, many manned by the winemakers themselves. We'll be heading straight to Schug Carneros Estates' table to sip their world-renowned vintages.
3. Sonoma’s oldest family-owned winery, Gundlach Bundschu Winery, which still makes some of the region’s best wine, will be there, and you’ll definitely want to have a glass or two. (Tip: It’s pronounced something like Goond-Lock Bun-shoo but referring to it as Gun-Bun is totally acceptable.)
Thirsty yet? Buy your tickets!