Wine and Oyster Pairing
Indulge in a celebration of wine and oyster deliciousness. Charlie & Echo wine maker Eric Van Drunen and Captain Jack’s Shellfish Company founder Jon Bernetskie will guide guests through six unique and sumptuous pairings of wine and oyster, along with answering any questions about the mysteries and enjoyment of the two.
Charlie & Echo, 8680 Miralani Drive, Suite 113, Miramar, 877.592.9095, charlieandecho.com, 6:30 p.m., $37-$49.
Stone Backstage Pass Experience
Get backstage access and hang out with “Team Stone roadies,” while tasting rare beers from the cellar. Guests will get in-depth look at what went into crafting select beers. Backstage access includes five, 5-ounce pours, time in the brewing facility and other surprises.
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, 760.294.7866, stonebrewing.com, 6:30 p.m., $25.
Valle de Guadalupe Premium Wine + Gourmet Food Tasting
Guests’ taste buds will be guided through a mouthwatering exploration of Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s premier wine region. This expertly curated all-inclusive culinary wine tour will feature award-winning premium handcrafted wines, local artisan cheeses, cold-pressed organic olive oil and farm-to-table regional cuisine from one of the region’s top rated campestre-style eateries overlooking the vineyards.
Departing from San Ysidro, 619.878.3287, bajatestkitchen.com, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., $199.
Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Class
Enjoy the best sunset in the city, while sipping on California wines, champion cheeses and outrageous olive oils. We Olive & Wine Bar is partnering with Venissimo Cheese to take guests on a California-style tasting adventure. Guests will learn what separates the real deal from imposters in all three categories. Must be 21 or older.
We Olive & Wine Bar, 1158 Prospect Street, La Jolla, 858.551.8250, weolive.com/la-jolla, 6 p.m., $60.
Beer Choir San Diego
Happy New Beer! The Choral Consortium of San Diego will celebrate the New Year with a fun and happy Beer Choir gathering. The brewery offers unique flavors of craft beer in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The event is 21 and older.
Kensington Brewing Company, 4067 Adams Avenue, Kensington, choralconsortiumofsandiego.org, 7 p.m., $12.
Carnival of Caffeination: Pasty Palooza
Modern Times hosts the fourth annual beer and coffee party, featuring brewers and roasters setting up shop at San Diego’s Liberty Station North Promenade for a day of pure, liquid magnificence. Sample unlimited 1- to 2-ounce pours from an arsenal of dark, coffee-centric, and barrel-aged beers alongside a bevy of dazzling coffee-creations from a variety of roasters. Modern Times Coffee will be creating a special coffee blend only available to its subscribers and festival attendees.
Liberty Station North Promenade, Liberty Station, 619.546.9694, moderntimesbeer.com, noon to 4 p.m., $65.
Brewery Tours and Tastings
The hour-long tour includes five tasters, with detailed tasting notes for each beer. Personable and educated ambassadors will take guests on a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility from grain to glass. Capacity is limited. The tours are offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Mission Brewery is dog and kid friendly.
Mission Brewery, 1441 L Street, East Village, 619.544.0555, missionbrewery.com, times vary, $12.
Bloody Mary & Bellini Bar
Lodge Bloody Mary, Peach Bellini, Raspberry Bellini, oh my! These are just a few of the selections available at the Bloody Mary and Bellini Bar available during weekend brunch at A.R. Valentien, The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ signature restaurant. A.R. Valentien highlights regional cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Jeff Jackson. Guests can dine in the sophisticated dining room featuring California Craftsman design, or outside on the terrace with breathtaking coastal views.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 858.777.6635, lodgeattorreypines.com, times and prices vary.
This 2,300-square-foot, full-production distillery, tasting room and event space is complete with a world-class cocktail program highlighting current spirits offerings. Stop by during normal business hours for beverage and food menu offerings. Learn more by taking a tour Wednesday through Sunday evenings. This 45-minute educational experience and guided tasting demonstrates production of the award-winning vodka and gin.
You & Yours Distillery, 1495 G Street, East Village, 619.955.8755, youandyours.com, 5 p.m., $15.
Family-owned and -operated, Solare Ristorante is dedicated to providing an amazing dining experience, thanks to Randy Smerik and his team. The authentic Italian cuisine features a focus on fresh and locally sourced ingredients, including fresh pasta made each morning and organic produce. In 2019, Solare was added to the Michelin Guide. On Tuesdays, all bottles of wine are 50% off (limit two).
Solare Ristorante, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Liberty Station/Point Loma, 619.270.9670, solarelounge.com, times and prices vary.