Celebrate National Wine Day

Primavera Ristorante Red WineLooking for spots to uncork and unwind on National Wine Day? We’ve rounded up some of the best offerings for the Saturday, May 25 alco-holiday, including pairing dinners and specially-priced glasses and bottles of wine.

Primavera Ristorante, located at 932 Orange Ave. in Coronado, will celebrate the occasion with a three-course wine pairing dinner, available exclusively on Saturday, May 25. The dinner, priced at $70 per person, will begin with polpo al limone, grilled octopus with fresh herb and lemon dressing; paired with Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio. The entrée course will feature vitello piccatina al limone, veal medallions with mushrooms, lemon, butter, capers and white wine sauce; paired with Irony Pinot Noir. The meal will conclude with a limoncello mousse, topped with mascarpone crème fraiche and fresh berries; paired with Inniskillin Vidal Icewine. Reservations may be made by calling 619.435.0454. More information is available at www.primavera1st.com.

Mezé Greek Fusion, located at 345 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will offer bottles of Greek wine at half price for the holiday. Select Greek wines include 2012 Domain Foundi Naoussa Xinomavro from Naoussa, Greece; and 2017 Bosinakis Mantinia Moschofilero from Mantinia, Greece; among others. Mezé Greek Fusion’s full wine and food menu will also be available.

Havana 1920, GBOD Hospitality Group’s intimate Cuban restaurant located at 548 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will raise a glass with half-priced bottles of wines. Havana 1920’s bottled wine selections include Diseño Old Vine Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina; Palacios Remondo La Montesa Red Blend from Rioja, Spain; and more.

At BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant, will raise a glass with extended happy hour prices on glasses of select wine on Saturday, May 25. BANKERS HILL will offer glasses of house red, white and sparkling wine for $7 each at the bar all evening to celebrate the holiday. Curated by wine director and sommelier, Michael Pickering, the restaurant’s extensive wine list will also be available and includes more than 50 bottles of rosé, sparkling, red and white wine.

El Chingon, GBOD Hospitality Group’s “Bad Ass” Mexican restaurant located at 560 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will say “salud” with half-priced bottles of select wines, including Monte Xanic Calixa and Monte Xanic Chardonnay from Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico.