Wine 101 Series – Winemaking and Vineyard Basics Thursday Jan. 20
If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be a winemaker, Director of Wine Education Lawrence Lohr, will be able to tell you a thing or two. J. Lohr Vineyards in San Jose presents part one of a three part educational seminar focusing on winemaking and vineyard basics. Wine tasting will focus on demonstrating discussed topics.

Annual Crab and Pasta Feed Saturday, Jan. 22
The annual crab and pasta feed to benefit South Bay Musical Theatre has become a real highlight. There is delicious food, live music by The BluesBox Bayou Band, raffle prizes and an elegant assortment of silent auction items to bid on.

Terry Theise Talks Wine Saturday Jan. 22
How often does a wine guru come to town to speak words of grape wisdom? Not too often right? This week Terry Theise, acclaimed importer and all around wine expert, is coming to sign and speak about his new book about wine: “Reading Between the Wines” at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park. Don’t miss it.

Slow Food Annual Meeting Monday, Jan. 24
Join fellow Slow Food members, (and if you’re not a member, become one). It will be an evening of food, business and celebration. There will be a vote to ratify new by-laws and to elect the new 2011 Board of Directors as well as a discussion of upcoming events and a time to suggest future ones.

Dishcrawl Wednesday, Jan. 26
Dishcrawl is a site that allows users to create a taste profile and discover dishes in local restaurants that make their taste buds happy. Dishcrawl has finally arrived in San Jose and will have their first “crawl” on Jan 26th at 7pm.