Amy Schumer at Scribe Winery
Amy Schumer, a hilarious comedian and actress, apparently dined and poured wine at Scribe Winery (the old Huichica Schoolhouse) last weekend. Schumer recently married big deal chef Chris Fisher of Martha’s Vineyard’s Beetlebung Farm and cookbook, and joined Chef Chris Kronner of the famed Kronnerburger for dinner at the winery. Schumer will be back in the Bay Area in June for the Clusterfest.
Eighth Street wineries open house
The Eighth Street Wineries will again celebrate themselves and their wisdom of making wine in small local warehouses on Saturday, Feb. 24. Guests can stroll or roll and sip though the cellars of small wineries Enkidu, MacLaren, Obsidian, Stone Edge Farm, Talisman, Tin Barn, Ty Caton and William Knuttel. Most wineries will share nibbles from local chefs, a raffle with eight prizes, with all raffle funds going to the Redwood Credit Union fire relief fund. $45 advance, $50 at door, $10 designated drivers. Start at any of the wineries. Noon to 4 p.m. 21692 and 21481 Eighth St. E. and 22020 Carneros Vineyard Way, Sonoma. Info, maps and tickets at eighthstreetwineries.com or 939-3930.
Sons of Italy offer ribs, beans, slaw…
Sons of Italy present one of their most fun events featuring Tommy Thomsen along with barbecue chicken quarters, St. Louis Baby Back ribs, western beans, potato salad and cole slaw on Saturday, March 3 at the Vets Building to support the scholarships they give to high school students. $45. No-host bar at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Music from 8 p.m. Reserve at 938-1295, or mail checks to P. O. Box 198, Sonoma.
Food and wine events at Readers’ Books
The Last Wednesday Food Group brings poetry and writing humor all about food to Readers’ Books on Wednesday, Feb. 28, beginning with popular local poet Lin Marie DeVincent reading her classic poem about the history of chocolate. Bring food poetry or anything fun about food, including nibbles if inclined. 7 p.m. Free. 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779.
Bianca Bosker will bring her New York Times bestselling book, “Cork Dork” to Readers’ Books on Friday, March 16 for a guided tasting and talk. Bosker was fascinated by the complex world of master sommeliers, leading to an adventure into the wine community that would change her life, although she did not become a sommelier. The cover of “Cork Dork” says the book is “a wine-fueled adventure among the obsessive sommeliers, big bottle hunters, and rogue scientists who taught me to live for taste.”
Bosker has written about food, wine, architecture and technology for the Atlantic, the New York Times, Food & Wine, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian and the New Republic according to her website. Information on what wines will be tasted was not available. Free. 5:30 p.m. 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779.
Sheana Davis to offer cheese making class
Sheana Davis will teach a class on how to make Crème de Ricotta cheese on Friday, March 2 to launch a new a series of classes at Cook Vineyard Management. The CVM store also sells beer- and wine-making supplies. $50 cheese class includes a bottle of olive oil. 1 p.m. 19626 Eighth St. E., Sonoma. 938-7917 or cookvineyardmanagementstore.com.
Pairing wine and Girl Scout cookies
After all, a Girl Scout sold 300 boxes of cookies in front of a San Diego marijuana dispensary recently, according to the New York Times.