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Kermit Lynch at the Chapel; Tosca's Italian Wine Bashes

THE MISSIONKermit Lynch's classic French travelogue "Adventures on the Wine Route" was recently re-released in an expanded anniversary edition, and on Sunday, the legendary Berkeley importer will speak at The Chapel, with both the Chapel bar and The Vestry serving a wide range of his wines. Tickets are $35. [EaterWire]

NORTH BEACH—Now that Tosca Cafe is settling into its new incarnation, wine director Ceri Smith (Biondivino) is upping the ante with a special weekend by-the-glass offering of wines from different Italian regions. Tonight and tomorrow only, she'll have 15 different vintages from Montalcino and Montepulciano; expect other regions to be featured biweekly. [EaterWire]

RUSSIAN HILL—Speaking of Biondivino, the shop will once again play host to a Sunday waffle pop-up from Chris Bottorff of Chrissy's Waffles. For "Wafflesgiving," he'll offer malted pumpkin-buttermilk waffles or bacon-and-herb waffles ($8), paired with a grapefruit-prosecco cordial. It runs from 12-3 pm. [EaterWire]

THE EMBARCADERO—The end of the America's Cup liberated Waiheke Island Yacht Club to serve the New Zealand wine their cuisine demands, and to celebrate, they're hosting two six-course wine pairing dinners on subsequent Mondays, November 25 and December 2. The first dinner will feature North Island wines and the second South Island wines; both are $160. [EaterWire]

Tosca Cafe

242 Columbus Avenue, , CA 94133 (415) 986-9651 Visit Website

Waiheke Island Yacht Club

Pier 29, San Francisco, CA (415) 956-1048 Visit Website