For a few days a week, tucked inside Insight Coffee Roasters’ Pavilions Shopping Center location off of Fair Oaks Boulevard, you’ll find an alternative to their delicious coffee offerings. Something with a little more kick, and made from grapes, not beans. In case you’re not picking up what we’re laying down, local winery Bailarín Cellars, known for their award-winning Russian River Valley wines, opened a cute little tasting room inside the local coffee shop one year ago. To celebrate their birthday, they’re throwing a little shindig on Saturday, Sept. 23, where you can enjoy hosted bites and appetizers, $10 tasting flights and even take home a bottle or two with a 10 percent friends and family discount. The anniversary party runs from 4–8 p.m. on Sept. 23, but if you can’t make it, the tasting room is regularly open Thursday through Saturday from 4–7 p.m. and on Sundays from 1–4 p.m. You can also find Bailarín’s wines on menus of such local restaurants as Kru, Ella, Hook and Ladder, Magpie and others. For more info, visit Bailarincellars.com or Facebook.com/bailarincellars.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 13 of issue #248 (Sept. 11 – 25, 2017)**