Tomorrow, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Tank18, your can feel good about your wine-guzzling habit by taking part in their green drinking BYOB event. Bring any empty, rinsed wine bottle to the bar and they'll fill it with wine -- specifically, 2009 El Dorado Zinfandel -- for you, starting at $7.99. (If all of your old bottles have already gone the way of the recycling bin, they'll supply you with a bottle for an extra two bucks.)
Wines are also available by the glass ($7 - $10) as well as flights ($15 for four selections), and bottles can be enjoyed at the bar or taken to go.
There are five other wine selections available tomorrow, four reds and one white, ready to pour: 2010 El Dorado Tempranillo, 2011 California Pinot Noir, 2011 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 Napa Meritage blend, and 2009 Russian River Chardonnay. Flights include four wines and an accompanying cheese platter.
In addition to snacks provided by local butcher shop 4505 Meats (including their famous chicharrones), local Sonoma legend Gerard Nebesky will be on hand cooking up his specialty -- his paella recipe that beat Bobby Flay on his show "Throwdown" in 2008, complete with seafood he dives for and catches himself.
Tank18's founders, Patrick MacCartee and Cheryln Chin, aim to create a casual environment that takes the intimidation out of enjoying wine and makes it fun. Their on-site kitchen will change its small plates menu monthly, and an ever-changing selection of other food will be available from visiting chefs, local purveyors and food trucks. [EaterWire, GrubStreet]
· Tank 18, SoMa's New Urban Winery, Opens January 26 [GrubStreet]