Summer's here and it seems like everything is happening "in the park" or "by the bay." Not that we're complaining. If you enjoy the sound of a cork popping followed by the splash of a little class hitting your glass, then there's one "in the park" event you don't want to miss. Fortuna Rotary Club's annual Art & Wine in the Park on Sunday, June 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at Rohner Park (free admission, $25 tasting glass), is an afternoon of the finer things in life: wine, cheese, art, music and food. There's Chardonnay to sip and sherry to swirl from local, regional and California wineries.
The event, now in its 27th year, features the popular Wine Tasting School where you can refine your palate to an estimable level of snoot. You can also try your luck at taking home a sweet (or dry) prize from the wine raffle, peruse the arts and crafts booths, and pair your drink perfectly at the food booth with Humboldt Bay Oysters and strawberries or heartier fare like burgers and pulled pork sandwiches. And no "in the park" festival would be complete without live music. The Delta Nationals keep things rockin' all afternoon to help you go with the flow.