With Christmas falling on a Sunday this year, it’s likely that-last minute shopping will run rampant over the weekend. In the heart of downtown Napa, the fine folks at Back Room Wines are offering a respite from the rush in the form of their Christmas Eve Afternoon Social
. This casual gathering boasts spirited company and Back Room’s selection of hard-to-get and limited-production wines for a mere $1 tasting fee. Everyone is invited to bring a seasonal finger-food appetizer to share. Catch your breath and meet some new wine-loving friends on Saturday, Dec. 24, at Back Room Wines, 1000 Main St., Napa. 2–5pm. 707.226.1378.