Lipartia Cellars Tasting Event at Unwined Wednesday Jan. 12
Congratulate yourself on getting more that half way through your work week by having a glass or two at UnWined wine shop and wine bar on Wednesday Jan 12th. Taste the wines of Lipartia winery,a century old brand whose appellation-specific Cabernets were the pioneering wines of Napa Valley. Being poured, are the 2007 Oakville and 2007 Yountville Cabs, along with the Hoopla 2009 Yountville Chardonnay. This tasting will be $15 ($10 for Wine Club members). Happy Wednesday!

Mike Medina at the Grapevine Thursday Jan. 13
Sip your way through beer and wine, taste some yummy cheese and small plate selections while treating your eardrums to live music courtesy of Mike Medina at The Grapevine in Willow Glen from 7-9:30pm. Admission is free with minimum purchase.

Laird Family Estate at Artisan Wine Depot Friday Jan. 14
Enjoy the elegant wines of Laird Family Estate at Artisan Wine Depot on Friday night from 4-7pm. Being poured, are the 2009 Cold Creek Ranch Pinot Grigio, the 2007 Chardonnay, the 2004 Dyer Ranch Brown’s Valley Syrah, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2007 “Jillian’s Blend” Proprietary Red. TGIF!

Bordeux Tasting at K & L Wine Merchant Saturday Jan. 15
K & L has been offering some of the world’s best wine, great service and competitive pricing since 1976. With buyers who travel to Europe several times each year to buy direct from the producers, it is not surprising that they are able to offer the most competitive prices and wines that are not otherwise available in the US.

Viva Los Gatos Wine Night Tuesday Jan. 18
To spice up a Tuesday night, visit “Viva” for a winemaker’s evening featuring Sarah’s Vineyards. There is the option of purchasing a taste, glass or bottle of the featured wine with dinner. The Winemaker along with Viva’s wine guy Jerry, will stroll around and answer questions about the wine and the winemaking process. This is a great opportunity to taste the fantastic wealth of local wines and meet other wine lovers. Free appetizer with purchase of “Taste of All” flight.