Saturdays through August 20 Wine ConneXtion in North Andover is bringing its tasting series back to its New England roots this summer, each Saturday through August 20, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 30: Privateer Rum of Ipswich, MA offers Silver Reserve Rum, True American Rum & Gin; August 6: Cold River Distillers of Freeport, ME offers Cold River Vodka, Cold River Blueberry Vodka & Cold River Gin; August 13: Old Ipswich of Ipswich, MA offers Tavern Style Rum, White Cap Rum & Greenhead Spiced Rum; and August 20: Deacon Giles of Salem, MA offers Original Gin & Liquid Damnation Rum. Wine ConneXtion, 117 Main St., North Andover, MA 01845, 877-469-5025.
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.