For 12 years, A Wine & Food Affair has been considered a not-to-be-missed event for Bay Area foodies (and winers) and this year it looks bigger and badder than ever.

Upfront WARNING: This event ALWAYS sells out so the minute you’ve finished reading this I’d strongly suggest you go on line and order your tickets ASAP.
Not only will you be assured of the opportunity of being able to spend the whole weekend meandering your way through the scenic backroads of three well known wine regions: Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and Dry Creek, stopping at over 70 wineries where you’ll be invited to taste some amazing wines thoughtfully paired with substantial food bites, but you’ll also receive the “tasting along the wine road” cookbook which features recipes from all the participating wineries and lodgings.

They don’t throw in any ginsu knives but to aid with the selection process they do provide their aptly named “Heaven Condensed” map with directions to the wineries or you can Google them here which will even list what recipe they will be featuring. I have already highlighted my stops, starting with the Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos with pickled cucumber paired with Hobo Wine Company’s Pinot Noir, yum….

For all this wine and food and more wine and food, what would you pay? At $100 a day this would be an excellent deal…but they’re willing to go even lower. What would you say if I told you that the Wine Road folks are offering ALL this (did I mention the fabulous tasting glass that you get to keep?) for the amazing value of only $65 for the whole Weekend; $45 Sunday only; or $25 Designated Driver.

A Wine & Food Affair, 12th Annual Tasting Along the Wine Road

Take U.S. 101 North from the Golden Gate Bridge to Sonoma County, approx. 1 hour drive.

November 6 & 7th 2010, 11am to 4pm both days

For more details and a complete list of all the participating wineries visit their website