Beatnik Studios (723 S St.) is set to host a special event for all you local wine lovers (we’re sure there are a lot of you). For the first time ever, 30 wineries from the Sierra Foothills will be under one roof to show off the fruits of their labors on April 8 from 3–6:30 p.m. Attendees (21-and-over only, of course) will have the opportunity to sample zinfandels from El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Placer and Nevada counties and even meet with the winemakers and hear their stories. Added bonus: Bella Familia Pizza will be on-hand to cure your munchies. Bonus bonus: Tickets to this event are $40–$45; however, Submerge readers can get tickets for $30 by ordering online and typing in the discount code “submerge18.” Just go to and click “Events” to purchase tickets and for more information.

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 12 of issue #262 (March 26 – April 9, 2018)**