Participating wineries include Adelaida, Alta Colina, Asuncion Ridge, Bianchi, Bodegas Paso Robles, Cass, Chateau Margene, Cinquain, Cypher, D'Anbino, DAOU, Dubost, Eden Canyon, HammerSky, Hidden Oak, J&J Cellars, JK Wine Company, Katin & Arada, Kiamie, Le Vigne, Lone Madrone, Niner, Roxo Port, Stanger Vineyards, Terry Hoage, Treana & Hope Family Wines, Turley and Villa Creek.
The trade tasting lasts from 2 to 5 p.m.; consumer tasting is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $75 (two for $140) in advance, $100 at the door. Enter code "VIP" and save $20 on each ticket. For tickets, call (310) 451-7600 or visit http://www.learnaboutwine.com.
Charlie Palmer is located at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St. in Costa Mesa.
Give Peace a Chance
Join the Center for Living Peace in Irvine on Saturday for an all-day celebration honoring its first year of making good happen (and pick up a cupcake, too!). The center will be offering free family-oriented classes focusing on compassion and living peace from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In just the past year, the Center for Living Peace, in partnership with UC Irvine, has already brought high-profile speakers to inspire leadership, charity, education and sustainability at its Living Peace Series, including Charlize Theron, Sir Richard Branson and just last week the Dalai Lama.
The center is an important resource for connecting the community with classes, lectures and programs dedicated to its mission of inner growth and development, peace making and effective communication, protecting the environment, arts and culture.