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  1. Oeno-File
    Harvest Comes to a Close in Wine Country; Moderate Drinking Hurts the Brain OverAlso, a look at Truett Hurst winery in Sonoma.
  2. Truckin’
    Le Truc Takes Up Residence in AlamedaThe bustaurant goes semi-permanent.
  3. Fever For Lefebvre
    LudoBites Serving Paso Robles’ Garagiste Festival, November 8The chef is designing a six-course menu to pair with the region’s indie winemakers.
  4. Anniversaries
    Renowned Berkeley Wine Importer Kermit Lynch Celebrates 40 Years in BusinessHis store was born in 1972, a year after Chez Panisse.
  5. Oeno-File
    Napa Valley Wine Wave Breaks Chinese Record for Longest Relay ToastThey had 487 people clinking glasses.
  6. Oeno-File
    Billionaire Loses Suit Over Fake Thomas Jefferson Wine; Beaujolais Has Had aAlso, they’re trying to break a wine toast record in Napa this weekend.
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    Chateau Montelena Barrel Tasting on Union Square; Trick Dog Coming Along; andAlso, Nosa Ria Market in Hayes Valley is cool.
  8. Openings
    Stonehaus Hauling Cheese and Charcuterie to Westlake Village, Opening October 14The new enoteca is opening for wine dinners and romantics at Westlake Village Inn.
  9. Video Feed
    City Sip Closing Tonight, Re-Opening Friday With New AttitudeOwner Nicole Daddio stars in a video teasing of the design and menu changes to come.
  10. Previews
    Jamber, a Super-Casual New Wine Pub, to Softly Open Shortly on FolsomIt’s the project of a brother and sister who recently moved here from Chicago.
  11. Oeno-File
    You Can Now Buy Wine at St. Vincent for Retail PricesThey’re offering six bottles for take-home purposes as part of their new wine-merchant program.
  12. Oeno-File
    Winemakers Mock Wine Spectator In Nerdy New Video SeriesThe first in the series features the colorful Jean-Charles Boisset of Raymond Vineyards.
  13. Oeno-File
    Wine Guru David Lynch Thinks You Need More Madeira in Your LifeAlso, Cremant de Bourgogne.
  14. Oeno-File
    People Are Buying Expensive California Wine AgainWineries are seeing rebounding sales for the first time since 2008.
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    Regarding Wine Forgery, and the Wine World’s Main Whistle-BlowerShe was instrumental in bringing down Rudy Kurniawan earlier this year.
  16. Oeno-File
    Drink Some ‘Fcking Merlot’ Tonight at Mugsy’Sideways’ gave it a bad name, but there’s still some decent ones out there.
  17. Previews
    Et Al, the New Wine Bar From Biondivino, Opening in Late August on Polk Street
  18. Oeno-File
    Bacon and European Wines Share a Table at Vintage EnotecaDishes include bacon-wrapped corn dogs and s’mores, with European reds.
  19. Foodievents
    Bar Tartine Launches Monday ‘Curiosities’ Series Tonight; SaisonSean Thackrey unveils his Cassiopeia Project, featuring Anderson Valley Pinot Noir clones.
  20. Oeno-File
    And Now, Some of Napa’s More Stunning Wine CavesSome of them are damn fancy.
  21. Accessories
    Eleven Madison Park ‘Cork Presenter’ Costs More Than a Decent BottleThough it probably would make our $7 bottles of wine look a little classier.
  22. Oeno-File
    Meet the Bay Area’s Five New Master SommeliersIncluding one woman!
  23. Oeno-File
    George Rosenthal Selling Malibu Estate$59.5 million buys a 25-acre vineyard, private tasting room, and much, much more.
  24. Oeno-File
    Opening Friday: Antologia, a New Latin American Wine Bar in North BeachIt’s San Francisco’s first Latin American wine bar.
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    Delfina Debuts a ‘50 Shades of Orange’ Wine FlightIt’s kind of a thing now, this orange-hued white wine.
  26. Ch-ch-ch-changes
    The Vin Club Becoming Antologia in North Beach [Updated]It’s unclear if it will be closing at all.
  27. Oeno-File
    Welcome Two New Sommeliers, at Viognier and Atelier CrennIan Burrows just joined the team at Crenn.
  28. Oeno-File
    Kinch and Bareilles Talk Wine Pairing
  29. Foodievents
    Corey Lee, David Chang to Do Supper Clubs In SonomaIt’s at Copain Wines in the Russian River Valley.
  30. Oeno-File
    Tank 18, a New Urban Winery, Takes Shape in SoMaIt’s moving into a former retail/industrial space at 1345 Howard.
  31. Oeno-File
    Say Hello to Bodega Wine Bar’s Little FriendsThe wine bar’s “boxed wine” comes in decommissioned Army ammunition cases that fit four bottles each.
  32. Oeno-File
    Lou Amdur Resurfacing at Sotto This WeekThe expert, previously behind his own eponymous wine bar in Hollywood, will explore natural Italian wines in a tasting.
  33. Celebrity Settings
    Drew Barrymore Serves Own Wine at Wedding, Still Not Confirming PregnancyBut we bet she had a sip!
  34. Oeno-File
    Meadowood Hosts Napa Valley Wine Auction, Which Raises $8 MillionThe haul didn’t top 2010 $8.5 million total.
  35. Oeno-File
    America Has Four New Master SommeliersOut of the 63 who took the test, only four made it this year, and they’re all from the West.
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    British Winos Taking More Trips Across the Channel For BoozeIt’s all about the euro falling.
  37. Pre-Previews
    Wine Kitchen on Its Way to DivisIt’s at least a few months out.
  38. Neighborhood Watch
    SoMa Streat Food Park Nears; a Wine Bar Pops Up at El Rio; and MoreAlso, a reader of Michael Bauer’s thinks the Pizza Place on Noriega is trying to screw them out of one percent extra in tips.
  39. Oeno-File
    Regarding All Those Half-Full Wine Bottles at St. VincentWhere do they end up if they aren’t sold?
  40. Oeno-File
    Papilles Brings In Biased BYOBSantos Uy offers free corkage but only if your wine is French.
  41. Oeno-File
    Biondivino’s New Wine Bar Gets a Name: Et AlIt’s going to have a menu from the Boulette’s Larder team.
  42. Oeno-File
    Accused Wine Counterfeiter Actually a Brilliant Wine BlenderHe could mimic the flavor and character of very old vintages by mixing and matching relatively recent wines.
  43. Deals
    Get Half Off All of the Wine at Grand CaféEven the Champagne!
  44. Oeno-File
    Coppola to Revive Renowned Inglenook Label, Napa’s ‘PremierThe label, associated with jug wine since the 60s, was once known as the finest American red wine.
  45. Oeno-File
    Spruce Now Has a Fancy SommelierChris Gaither just passed his Level 3 exam.
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    Pregnancy Be Damned, Drew Barrymore’s New Wine Hits Stores Next WeekBarrymore Pinot Grigio hits shelves in New York on May 3.
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    Bonny Doon Is Making Cider NowIt’s $16, and it’s Spanish-style.
  48. Previews
    District in Oakland Set to Open Next Friday, April 27Old Oakland gets an SF wine bar, with whiskey.
  49. Oeno-File
    Blackbird in the Castro Gets More Wine-FriendlyThey’re doing wine flights starting next month.
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    Bad Co. Bassist Brings ‘Unplugged and Uncorked’ to BluEmberPaul Cullen will showcase the wines he produces in the Sierras at an event in Rancho Las Palmas.
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