This year, our second time attending, we had no trouble convincing the winos to join us for a fun afternoon of wine & beer tastings as we visited the merchants on The Alameda. Much like last year, we met early and endeavored to visit all the locales.
This is the sixth year that the Shasta / Hanchett Park Neighborhood Association and the Alameda Business Association organize The Alameda Wine & Beer Stroll. Armed with our wine or beer glasses and official yellow wristband we were off.
We recognized some of the participants from last year: Travieso Winery (should have been back at the tattoo parlor), Santa Clara Valley Brewing, Coterie Winery and The Wine Affair. There were some new participants that made our day!
Umunhum Brewing: Great Beer! They say it is California’s first co-op brewery, a growing group of dedicated members who are passionate about great beer, customer service, sustainability, and great food (supporting local and organic farms where possible). We were so impressed by the beer, we joined the co-op!
Sangria at Zona Rosa: The sangria was very good and at this half-way point we also sat down to enjoy their decadent guacamole (yes, that is bacon and nuts) and home-made chips. We agreed that we would be back soon to the restaurant to try other items on their menu. It is a small place and always packed. Everyone there recommended we make reservations and insisted that we would not be disappointed with the meal.
Like we said last year…This is an event that we will add to our regular list. Already looking forward to the 2017 Stroll, and in the meantime we will be back to enjoy the new acquaintances we made.