Some darn good vintages in Culver City

From 12-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, Culver City's vaunted, tiny wine shop and bar'll be pouring tasters of 80 global vinos, from Russian River Pinot Noir to "Treasure Ship" sake from Okayama. $25 gets you one day and 40 tastings, while an extra ten-spot gets you two days and the chance to tell friends you "went around the world in 80 wines!" -- in turn giving them the delightful opportunity to punch you in the face.