February 18-19 As part of the Annual Boston Wine Expo, the Grand Tasting features more than 200 wineries from around the world, as well as food from Boston restaurants. Ticket admission covers all wine and food samples, and allows consumers to enjoy two Chef Stages showcasing demonstrations from celebrity chefs. The Boston Wine Expo donates to many charities each year through the Boston Guild of Oenophilists, Inc. For more information and tickets, visit Boston Wine Expo's website
June 6 Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry will hold its Boston fundraiser at Cruiseport Boston (1 Black Falcon Avenue, Boston). Enjoy fare from Honorary Chefs Jody Adams, Joanne Chang, Andy Husbands and Tony Maws, along with dozens of other Boston chefs. The cost is $95 for general admission (7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.) and $150 for VIP admission (6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.). For more information, 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 View an up-and-coming Boston-area neighborhood with new rose-colored lenses with City Wine Tour's walking wine tour around the Assembly Row area of Somerville every Saturday. Enjoy wine and food pairings, learn about new varietals, and pick up tips from educated tour guides. For $70, you sample six wines and at least three food pairings, starting at Fuji at Assembly and ending at Earl’s Kitchen + Bar. City Wine Tours offers wine tours in four other Boston-area neighborhoods, including the South End and Back Bay. The Assembly Row City Wine Tour runs on Saturdays from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. all year round. For more details, visit the official website.