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🍷 Wining and dining
SATXtoday: Little Death Wine
Swing by this wine bar on Saint Mary’s near downtown San Antonio. | Photo by SATXtoday team
Who would of thought San Antonians loved their wine? After an overwhelming response from our Instagram followers, we reviewed your feedback and went back to the drawing board. We rounded up five additional places to wine with your friends in the Alamo City.

The Board Couple, 2218 N. Zarzamora

Did you know this charcuterie business, founded by Monica Nino and Bryan Gonzales, also serves wine? Stop by for a glass or split a bottle with food off its cafe menu. You can even buy a bottle to take home.

Pro tip: Ask about half case + full case deals.

Casa Guipzot, 118 S. Sabinas St.

SATXtoday: Casa Guipzot Wine Bar

Try out Mexican wine at this downtown wine bar.

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Photo by Casa Guipzot

This boutique in the heart of San Antonio specializes in Mexican wines. Tasting are offered Wednesday through Sunday for $35. Find something you like? Customers can take home a bottle to enjoy.

Don’t miss: Check out the wine club.

Little Death Wine, 2327 N. Saint Mary’s St.

You can’t miss this colorful building on the Saint Mary’s Strip. Step inside and grab wine by the glass or by the bottle. They also serve light bites and host a variety of food pop-ups throughout the year.

Pro tip: Swing by Wednesdays for $1 oyster night from 5 p.m. to sell out.

Hands Down, 1012 S. Presa St.

SATXtoday: Hands Down Wine Bar

Grab a glass, or a bottle, at this downtown wine bar.

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Photo by Hands Down

Located inside the Lavaca neighborhood near Southtown, grab a cheese plate and a bottle of wine while checking out the colorful decor + artwork on its walls. Hanging out with a non-wine drinker? The bar also has a cocktail menu.

Fun fact: Hands Down hosts vendor pop-up markets throughout the year.
 
 
Events
 
Friday, Nov. 17
  • Gimme Gimme Grand Opening Party | Friday, Nov. 17 | 5 p.m. | Gimme Gimme, 803 S. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | Free | Come out for a pop-up by Jefferson Bodega, live music, snacks, and drinks at this Southtown bar.
  • College Night: Onward! | Friday, Nov. 17 | 6 p.m. | McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio | Free | Come out for a post-college information + resource fair and stay for live music, food, and art activities.
  • San Antonio Glass House Grand Opening | Friday, Nov. 17 | 7-10 p.m. | San Antonio Glass House Venue Hall, 3847 Grosenbacher Rd., San Antonio | Free | Celebrate the opening of the Alamo City’s newest event center featuring 85+ vendors.
Saturday, Nov. 18
  • Super Fun Saturday: Harvest Fest | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Yanaguana Garden, 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio | Free | Join H-E-B for fall crafts, treats, and learn about butterfly migrations.
  • Full Good Diner x Curry Boys BBQ | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 6-10 p.m. | Full Goods Diner, 200 E. Grayson St., San Antonio | Free | Come hungry for curry crispy chicky sliders, loaded fries and free snacks, with proceeds benefiting the International Committee of the Red Cross.
  • 50/50 Salsa Bachata Night | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | Luna Rose, 910 S. Alamo St., San Antonio | $12 | Come for a dance class and stay for live music by DJ FNF + DJ Italia with happy hour specials.
Sunday, Nov. 19
  • The Healing Arts Festival & Market | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio at The Rim, 5730 Rim Pass, San Antonio | Free | Shop for crystals, gem stones, skin care, local art, and more.
  • Santa Cecilia Mariachi Festival | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 12-9 p.m. | Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe St., San Antonio | Free | Bring your own lawn chairs and see live music from more than 15 mariachi and conjunto groups.
  • Nomad Provisions Piacere | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 6 p.m. | Warehouse Diner, 125 W. Grayson St., San Antonio | Free | Experience this Italian dinner series featuring fresh pasta + wine, available until sold out.
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News Notes
 
Film
  • Hollywood producers Sean Robins + Salvador Paskowitz reached a deal to create a movie about the Hartman family — the founders of Morgan’s Wonderland. The movie will focus on the theme park including philanthropist Gordon Hartman and his daughter Morgan, who the park was inspired by. (SA Current)
Community
  • The City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Police Department are hosting a drive-thru Voluntary Weapons Exchange on Sunday, Nov. 19 at noon inside Lot B at the Alamodome. Residents will receive H-E-B gift cards ranging from $50 to $300 per unwanted firearm.
Pets
  • Mobile Om Yoga and the San Antonio River Foundation are hosting a Black Friday Puppy Yoga and Tye Dye Party at Confluence Park on Friday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event includes yoga, dog adoptions from SNIPSA, a tye dye station, and limited edition yoga merch. Donations are $25.
Sports
  • Welcome back. San Antonio FC appointed a new Sporting Director, Marco Ferruzzi. The San Antonio native graduated from Keystone High School before turning pro in 1993. Ferruzzi previously spent over 19 years in multiple roles with FC Dallas.
Eat
  • The Rock at La Cantera is partnering with the Jason Dady Restaurant Group to open Roca & Martillo. The Tuscan-Italian inspired restaurant will feature dishes from handmade pasta to delectable entrees, like a smoked brisket lasagna. The restaurant is excepted to open in Spring 2024 at the Spurs La Cantera campus.
Ranked
  • San Antonio was ranked No. 5 on Wallet Hub’s “Best Winter Vacation Destinations for Warm-Weather Lovers.” Out of 37 US cities, the Alamo City received a total score of 62.39 out of 100 and is third for low travel costs + hassles.
Finance
  • With one of the “best reward cards of 2023,” enjoy exceptional rewards on purchases and a $300 welcome bonus. And start racking up those rewards.*
Shop
  • Need the perfect holiday gift for your dad, brother, husband, or boyfriend? This brand has you covered with all the gifts and stocking stuffers that men will actually use. (Plus, they’re all 25% off during the Black Friday Sale, happening now.)*
 
Seasonal
 
✨ Holiday light show
SATXtoday: Lightscape San Antonio Botanical Garden
Don’t miss this holiday light event at the San Antonio Botanical Garden | Photo by Richard Haughton
Guess who’s back ... cue Slim Shady. Lightscape is back at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. This one-of-a-kind holiday light exhibit featuring a one-mile stretch of 100,000+ lights starts this Friday, Nov. 17 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 1. Here are a few things to expect at this year’s light show spectacular.

Field of Bluebonnets

Stroll by a wondrous field of Texas bluebonnets made from — you guessed it — thousands of lights.

Winter Cathedral

Remember when we said installations with 100,000+ plus lights? This is it. Considered a crowd favorite, the Winter Cathedral is a dazzling cathedral arch tunnel positioned near the end of the trail. Holiday card photo spot — secured.

Pro tip: Tag us in your photos @satxtoday or using the #SATXtoday to be featured on our socials this holiday season — it’s going to be lit.
 
The Buy
 
A great deal from Amazon’s Black Friday sales, which officially start today. Get 40% off Adidas running shoes or 20% off Martha Stewart cotton sheets.
 
Answered
 
What do you think of SAISD rightsizing vote?
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Learn about which SAISD schools are closing or merging, and next steps.

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Photo by MChe Lee on Unsplash

This week we asked about the San Antonio ISD rightsizing vote and here’s what you said. Almost half of you (48%) agree with the closures + mergers while about a quarter of you (26%) do not agree with the closures + mergers. However, 26% do not know enough about SAISD’s rightsizing plan.
 
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The Wrap
 
Adriana Christian.png Today’s edition by:
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From the editor
One of my favorite wine bars to go to is Little Death Wine. My roommate from college + best friend, Dani, and I went there a few years back for the bar’s $1 oyster night and I was immediately hooked.

Even though the space is small, they pack the place with lots of fun + wine. You don’t want to sleep on this spot.
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