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Vendor pours wine at the Martha October 16-19
Martha’s Vineyard celebrates its seventh annual world-class wine and culinary extravaganza. Some festival features include wine tasting seminars, nationally recognized award-winning chefs, culinary dinners and an auction. The main attraction is Saturday's Grand Tasting event, which consists of wines, celebratory chefs and wine pairings. The weekend culminates on Sunday at the culinary Grand Sunday Brunch at the Harbor View Hotel. For more details, please visit

The Fireplace's bi-monthly tasting series offers discriminating drinkers a chance to swap knowledge on wine, beer, spirits, and artisinal specialties. The libations get paired (naturally) with chef Jim Solomon's hearty New England cuisine; an expert will be on hand for educational purposes. The tastings begin at 3 p.m, and cost is $30. Upcoming sessions spotlight maritnis, tequila, and summer cocktails. The Fireplace, 1634 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02445, 617-975-1900.
Ashmont Grill hosts a Monday Night Wine Club. This weekly dinner and lecture series costs $35 to attend and includes four courses of small plates complemented by wines. At the end of the evening, guests have the opportunity to win prizes by answering trivia questions. Ashmont Grill, 555 Talbot Ave., Dorchester, MA 02124, 617-825-4300.
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.
The Watertown location of Gordon's Fine Wine and Liquors hosts free tastings from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. every Friday. Rich, the wine manager, conducts these weekly learning sessions by creating a fun and informational environment. Be sure not to miss the noteworthy selection of wines by signing up at for weekly details about the tastings. For more information, call 617-926-1119. Gordon's Fine Wine and Liquors, 51 Watertown St., Watertown, MA 02472, 617-926-1119.

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