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October kicks off a nationwide wine series at many Sheraton properties like SideBar & Grille at Sheraton Boston where guests may sample New Zealand wines from their Sheraton Selects wine menu. The tasting allows sippers to compare two 2-ounce pours for $5. The series is an extension of Sheraton’s signature wine program, Social Hour, where participating properties feature a wine varietal or region with an array of property-specific programming that may include wine flights, food pairings, guided tastings and more. For more information, call 617-236-2000 or visit www.sheratonbostonhotel.com/sheraton-selects. SideBar & Grille, Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St., Boston, MA 02199, 617-236-2000.
 

Ongoing
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.
 
Mondays
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.
 
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.
 
Fridays
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 www.gordonswine.com 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.
 
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.
 

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University Wine Shop
1739 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
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