October 13-16 Martha’s Vineyard celebrates its annual wine and culinary extravaganza. Some festival features include wine tasting seminars, nationally recognized chefs, culinary dinners and an auction. For more details, please visit the official website
Thursdays Seasonal sips, a weekly wine tasting event, is being held on Thursdays at Meritage at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Chef Daniel Bruce and sommelier Betsy Ross will introduce you to three to four wines from selected regions paired up with tasting spoons or small bites with each wine offering. For $25, you can sample Pinots from Oregon, all-American sparklers and wines from southern Italy from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm. Meritage, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, 617-439-3995.
Saturdays City Wine Tours introduces a sparkling wine walking tour on Saturday afternoons year-round from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring Champagne, Prosecco and Spanish Cava sparkling wines with food pairings at Cambridge restaurants. The tour starts at Nubar at the Sheraton Commander Hotel, moves on to First Printer in Harvard Square and ends at Finale. Tickets are $66 and may be purchased at www.citywinetours.com/sparkling-wine-tour. Enter code "BUBBLES" for 20 percent off tickets. For more information, call 617-423-3184.