I was trying to come up with a fun place to go on a date with my wife a few weeks ago, and, while walking to Borders bookstore in the Gaslamp Quarter, I passed what looked like a quaint little place for wine-tasting. I told myself I would go back at my first opportunity.
This last Saturday, I took my wife to Bacchus Wine Market for a tasting. We were treated to 8 different mystery wines and were asked to guess which varietal they were. As my wife and I do not have, shall we say, very discriminating palates, we each were only able to come up with one correct answer a piece. Nevertheless, it was a lot fun, and at $15 a piece, it was definitely something we could afford to do again.
The man who ran the tasting said that they only did the mystery tasting every six weeks or so, so I am looking forward to going back and learning a bit more about the wines I will be tasting next time, as not much was said about them during this experience.