Off the plane straight to In and Out Burger in Milbrae. Ah now I am feeling good after a 6.5 hour  flight to SFO. Next stop Ram’s Gate Winery Carneros. Big bold and expensive Pinots, Cab Sav’s and Syrah’s. Plus a $35 charcuterie board that you will need while wine tasting. Entrance to this winery only by membership or member invite. Next stop Anaba winery for a quick taste of top notch Pinot Noirs. Back to SF. A stop in Sausalito for dinner at Scoma’s. Fresh seafood like bay shrimp, dungeness crab and Massachusetts scallops. I like this location much better than the Wharf location. But the valet parking is $7.50 and hour and the bathroom is gross. Off to slep at the newer AC Marriott in Oyster Point SFO.  Next day Oakland. Rosenblum tasting room buy wine and your tasting fee is reversed. This is the only way to go. Tasting fees are about $25. So they almost make you buy wine. 1.5 ounce tasting pour is just that a taste. The wines are big, over ripe, port like fruit bombs. I did not care for them. The charcuterie selections are excellent. Huge portions of food are loaded onto a large wooden board. Next stop Rockwall Winery. happy hour is half off on certain glass of wine. A great deal. Otherwise there is a 4 selection tasting for $15. The wine that stood out was the Tannat. The bio-dome sitting area is a trip. Sound travels in strange ways inside. You can here everyone talking at once in a clear auditory sensory experience. Wild. There is a sparate food vendor on site turning out some delicious looking burgers and pizza pies. Off to dinner at Original Joe’s in Daly City. An excellent place to eat Italian food, chops and burgers. A must try. Back to the AC Marriott. One more meal at Vault 69 in San Mateo. Black linguine with shrimp $23, dungeness crab cakes $18 for four and a Turley Juvenile by the glass $15. A rundown place serving tasty food and top wines by the glass. Parking is always a challenge in San Mateo. Anyway back to SFO. – Keith Ian