Tonight Silverlake Wine will be hosting a wine and cheese tasting event for, get this, the Nice Jewish Guys Calendar 2010. Yes, that's a real calendar, and yes, those are real nice Jewish guys. Apparently a longtime wine shop customer is also a nice-Jewish-guy-turned-calendar-model. Mr. January will be there, according to the folks at the shop, as well as some other months. Who planned this anyway? My mother?
For the wine and cheese portion of the program, look for Slipstream Sauvignon Blanc from Australia; Teira, a Sonoma Co. Zinfandel; and Texier Côtes du Rhône 2007. Cheeses will include Mahon, Humboldt Fog, Pantaleo, Robiola from Italy and Le Delice, a double-creme from France. Lovely things to nibble on while you're chatting with your future husband. For $20 you get cheese, wine, your own calendar. I seriously doubt you get more than that. Then they wouldn't be nice guys, would they? And you'd be reading about this in the ads in the back of the print edition and not on our genteel food blog.
Silverlake Wine: 2395 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 662-9024 (7-9 p.m.; call for reservations).