This Friday, July 25, Jovino (2184 Union St. at Fillmore) in the Marina is hosting another one of their excellent Monthly Wine Socials. Plunk down a measly $20 and get a pass for unlimited tasting. This month they're pouring a selection of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Salinas Valley's Carmel Road Vineyards "where the air is crisp and the tempo is relaxed and measured." And so I ask: Is there any better way to modulate your tempo than with a few glasses of wine? I think not. The tasting happens from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Reserve your spot by calling 563-1853.
-- Brian Bernbaum