Zinfandel Stories from the Sierra Foothills

Sunday, April 8, 3 p.m., Beatnik Studios, $40-$45

I have a special affection for the Sierra Nevada foothills, the region where I grew up (shout out to 209). Counties like Calaveras, Amador and Placer boast gorgeous landscapes and charming winery towns perfect for a quick escape from city life. The foothills, and some of the folks that make great wine there, come to you with tastes from 40 wineries. Couple that with cheese, pizza and conversations with vintners and hopefully you’ll return to reality replenished (and a little buzzed). 723 S Street, www.facebook.com/ZAP.org.