Pleasanton Weekly

News - July 22, 2011

Wine stroll attracts hundreds to Pleasanton downtown

Crowds fill streets for popular summertime event

by Jeb Bing

Hundreds turned out last Thursday night for the summer wine stroll in downtown Pleasanton, enjoying treats and/or hors d'oeuvres to pair with a large selection of wines and champagne offered at 30 retail and service businesses on Main Street and many of the side streets.

Called "Truffles, Tidbits & Wine Tasting," the twice-annual event is sponsored by the Pleasanton Downtown Association.

Wine strollers received commemorative wine glasses and a map showing the participating downtown locations with the only stipulation that their glasses had to be empty when they moved from one wine-pouring location to the other. Tickets were $25-$30.

This summer's wine stroll came on an unseasonably cool July evening, yet the enthusiastic crowds filling downtown streets didn't seem to mind. Many merchants also ignored the lower-than-usual temperatures, with tables set on the sidewalks outside their establishments to encourage strollers to go inside.

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