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EaterWire: Ghirardelli Festival Announced, More Absinthe

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GHIRARDELLI SQUARE—The third annual Uncorked Wine Festival will be hosted by COPIA and held at Ghirardelli Square on May 17th. Over 40 wineries will be on hand for the festivities, soon-to-open Marche on the Square will serve "tasty samples from its gourmet, artisan market" and Top Chef vet and current Yoshi's pastry chef Marisa Churchill will be explaining cooking to groups of strangers. Tickets are $40 beforehand and $45 at the door; more info online. [EaterWire Inbox]

COCKTAIL CIRCUIT—Camper English of Alcademics reports that another absinthe, this one 136 proof and the top-selling brand in Europe, is en route to American shores: "La Fee Parisienne Absinthe just got their TTB approval ... Should be available by the end of April." [Alcademics]

SAN FRANCISCOFood & Wine has released their third annual Go Lists, a directory of the hottest new restaurant cities and destinations around the world, and San Francisco was nowhere to be found on any of the lists. The closest we got: Luke Mangan of Aussie fame (but also SoMa's South) was named one of the ten next chef superstars, as was Gaston Acurio of the upcoming La Mar Cebicheria on Pier 1 1/2. [F&W]

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