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First Annual CRG Wine Month

San Diego County CA— In conjunction with September’s California Wine Month, the regions most iconic restaurant collective,the Cohn Restaurant Group, is kicking off their first annual CRG Wine Month with various classes, winemaker dinners, tastings and tours taking place throughout San Diego county at more than a dozen of their most famous locations. From a Blind Wine Tasting Dinner at Vintana to a vine-ripened blowout at Coasterra’s Wine Festival, CRG’s esteemed Beverage Director, Maurice DiMarino, will be pouring up the fun all month long.

CRG Wine Month Schedule:

DAOU WINE DINNER

At C Level

Wednesday, September 6th | 6 pm

Cost: $75 per person + tax + gratuity | More info here | Please call 619.298.6802

Pull up a chair for a very special evening with a winery near and dear to CRG’s heart! For a night set in the central coast, head to C Level’s picturesque lanai and enjoy a five course dinner paired with offerings from the DAOU Vineyards & Winery in Paso Robles. Legendary co-owner Georges Daou will be present to provide education on his wines, while guests enjoy courses such as the Pan Roasted Diver Scallops and Crispy Buttermilk Jidori Chicken Oysters.


WINE FESTIVAL

At Coasterra

Saturday, September 9th | 1-4 pm

Cost: $29.95 per person | More info here | Please call 619.814.1300

It’s festival season, and San Diego’s most stunning dining destination has an interactive lineup to get excited about! Spilling out from the Bayview Ballroom onto the Skyline Terrace, attendees will be able to taste wines from premier wineries, with special events including a blind tasting challenge, wine family feud, wine blending, grape crushing, and more! Chef Deborah Scott will be dishing out tray-passed appetizers and cooking up favorites on a live taco station. Additional fun includes a photo booth, live music, a cash bar, and a festival store with discounted wines.


BLIND TASTING WINE DINNER

At Vintana

Friday, September 15th | 6 pm

Cost: $75 per person + tax + gratuity | More info here | Please call 760.745.7777

Aspiring Sommeliers rejoice — class is in session, and Maurice DiMarino is ready to put your palate to the test! For Vintana’s Blind Tasting Wine Dinner, CRG is teaching you how to sniff, swirl, and win prizes for identifying the correct wine. The evening will kick off with a 30 minute tasting class with Maurice to prepare you for your blind wine tasting, followed by five courses matched with mysterious wines.


STONESTREET 6-COURSE WINE DINNER WINES WITH ALTITUDE

At 333 Pacific

Tuesday, September 19th | 6 pm

Cost: $110 per person + tax + gratuity | More info here | Please call 760.433.3333

Guests — prepare for a special evening that will make you feel as though you’re dining amongst the vines of Sonoma County without even leaving your seat. Highlighting the infamous Stonestreet Estate Vineyards out of Alexandra Valley, this six course dinner will include unique varietals from a high elevation, with defined structure and intensity, to complement plates such as Brown Butter Poached Lobster and Charred Prime Beef.


FOOD + WINE PAIRING CLASS FEATURING AUSTRALIAN WINES

At Island Prime

Saturday, September 23rd | 12-2 pm

Cost: $45 per person + tax + gratuity | More info here | Please call 619.298.6802

We’re setting the scene in The Outback! Zeroing in on Australian wines after his recent travels, resident Sommelier Maurice DiMarino will focus on how wine interacts with food — teaching you how to choose the perfect pairing for fish, meat, and a variety of sweet and salty bites. With white and red wines from notable makers such as Four Sisters, Mac Forbes, and Elderton, Maurice is excited to educate on the well balanced, natural wines coming out of that region.


WINE & DIME!

 

September 11th-20th | Be sure to stop by participating CRG restaurants for September’s Wine and Dime from September 11th-20th, where if you buy a glass of wine off their special list, you’ll get the second glass for a dime!

333 Pacific • Coasterra • Island Prime & C Level • Blue Point • BO-beau OB • BO-beau La Mesa • BO-beau Hillcrest • SEA180 • Gaslamp Strip Club • Indigo Grill • The Melting Pot • The Prado • Vintana

ROSÉ ALL DAY!

September 4th-7th | To celebrate everyone’s favorite summer libation, participating restaurants will be sipping Rosé All Day by offering a $5 glass of this blush colored beverage from a curated selection.

333 Pacific • Coasterra • Island Prime & C Level • Blue Point • BO-beau OB • BO-beau La Mesa • BO-beau Hillcrest • SEA180 • Gaslamp Strip Club • Indigo Grill • The Melting Pot • The Prado • Vintana