Lodi’s annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend
What: More than 40 boutique wineries will participate in the 17th weekend event that pairs local wines with chocolate treats by Brix Chocolate, live music, barrel tastings and winery tours.
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday
Where: Throughout the Lodi wine region
Cost: $45-$55, tickets valid both days
Expanding the menu
What: The Back Wine Bar & Bistro is adding craft cocktails to its menu. Plans are to offer hand-made mixers and juices along with “not-so-ordinary vodkas, gins, bourbons, cognacs and scotches,” an email notice from the bistro says.
When: Coming soon
Where: Back Wine Bar & Bistro, 25075 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 160, Folsom
Joy of chocolate class
What: Cocoa nib-crusted filet mignon, hand-rolled chocolate truffles, biscotti and chocolate mousse crepes are all on the agenda at this Community Learning Center & Cooking School course. Participants will make and take home truffles and biscotti for Valentine’s Day.
When: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Community Learning Center & Cooking School, 1914 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento
Information: www.sacfoodcoop.com; (916) 868-6399