The Cleanse Party: DETOX/RETOX 5.10.13 The Cleanse Party: DETOX/RETOX 5.10.13
It's here! HIP TASTESģ presents the inside scoop on the balanced, realistic food and wine approach to spring you've been waiting for. Thought about doing a cleanse but not sure which one is right for you? Want to use more healthy raw foods in your meals, but not sure how to make them taste totally delicious, too? Wondering why you aren't motivated to hit up that yoga class to boot?
Maybe it's because - gasp! - you want some reward coming your way, too (and yes, we're talking about the kind that comes in a wine glass). signup now! >>

HIP TASTES Red "60-30-8-2" Release Event: 11.3.12 HIP TASTES Red "60-30-8-2" Release Event: 11.3.12
Stop by Urban Legend Cellars Saturday, November 3 to pick up your allocation (1 per person, 2 per household while available!) of HIP TASTES Red 60-30-8-2 and taste the UL portfolio. The first partnership for HIP TASTES wine, this is a stellar urban winery in the heart of Oakland's industrial Jack London-adjacent waterfront area. Hand dip your own bottle (metallic silver wax closure adds POP to the brightly-hued label package) and learn a bit more about the collaboration amongst other Hip Tasters. signup now! >>

Bottling School: 2.4.12 Bottling School: 2.4.12
Enter to be considered for a spot on the bottling line for Hip Tastes' new red blend - our first-ever wine - debuting this spring! A small group of Hip Tasters will pitch in over barrel samples and snacks at Oakland's Urban Legend Cellars this weekend (note: timing and other details to be confirmed once bottling team selected). To be considered, visit our Facebook page, like us and post a note on our wall telling us why you would make the best wine bottler ever. Extra points for creativity, natch. signup now! >>

Speed Tasting 2.8.12 Speed Tasting 2.8.12
Hip Tastes brings you speed dating, with wine. Why meet strangers with nothing in your glass when you could sip on something tasty while stumbling through awkward first-encounter banter? Taste five wines and meet ten strangers, leave at least wiser about whatís in your glass. And you never know: you just might find a new partner while youíre at it. And we donít just mean drinking partner. signup now! >>

Speed Tasting 3.7.12 Speed Tasting 3.7.12
Hip Tastes brings you speed dating, with wine. Why meet strangers with nothing in your glass when you could sip on something tasty while stumbling through awkward first-encounter banter? Taste five wines and meet ten strangers, leave at least wiser about whatís in your glass. And you never know: you just might find a new partner while youíre at it. And we donít just mean drinking partner. signup now! >>

Blind Tasting Boot Camp 3.15.12 Blind Tasting Boot Camp 3.15.12
Come on, admit it: you're dying to know. Just how DO professional sommeliers identify the seemingly endless varieties of wine out there with just a quick sniff and a little taste? Allow us to enlighten you: it's not brain surgery. Join a small group of Hip Tasters at Ghirardelli Square's Cellar 360 as we guide you through the nuances of tasting like a pro. We'll wrap with a taste-off between teams to stir up some friendly interaction. signup now! >>