Monterey Wine Festival
- When: Saturday, October 18, 2008, time TBA
- Where: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
The most venerable festival in the country returns to Aquarium with a lineup worthy of the region's splashiest venue: Twenty top local restaurants, at least that many gourmet food tables and more than 70 wineries tipping 300 different wines fill the nooks and crannies like the resident octopi. After a day's worth of tastebud recovery from all the overstimulation, it's over to the afternoon anchor event at the Fairgrounds for another relentlessly tasty day, one that includes a raft of seminars, live music, even more award-winning food and 110 wineries. For grape gurus and gumshoes alike, it makes sense to save up for at least one. [MCA]
7:30-10:30pm Thu; 4-9pm Sat. Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. $99/event. 1-800-422-0251. http://www.montereybayaquarium.org.