Experience a taste of Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley during a grand tasting produced by WineLA at Smashbox Studios in Culver City. More than two dozen of the region’s wineries will pour more than 100 wines, and there will also be gourmet food pairings from chef Bob Blumer of the Food Network. The VIP Tasting Seminar ($200) will take place from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and general admission ($140) will be from 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. A Grand VIP Suite will also be available. For more information, visit WineLA’s website. Smashbox Studios, 8549 Higuera St., Culver City, CA 90232, no phone.
LA Weekly's signature food and wine extravaganza, The Essentials, will take place at the California Market Center from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. The event showcases bites from restaurants featured in the publication's 99 Essentials issue. Participating restaurants include Animal, Bestia, Chengdu Taste, Providence and more. For more information, visit LA Weekly's website. L.A. Weekly's The Essentials, California Market Center, 110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079, 877-987-6487.
James Suckling Presents Great Wines of Italy at the Petersen Automotive Museum from 7:00-9:30 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to discover hundreds of Italy's finest wines. The event features musical guest Surahn Sidhu and a free Lalique glass. Tickets start at $99 per person and can be found on the official website. James Suckling Presents Great Wines of Italy, Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, (310) 451-7600 .
The 2016 California Winemasters Kick-off Dinner will be hosted at Cavatina at 6:30 p.m. The dinner features a menu by Michael Schlow and wines from Napa Valley's newest appellation Coombsville. Tickets are $185 per person and can be purchesed by calling (323) 939-0758 2016 California Winemasters Kick-Off Dinner, Sunset Marquis, 1200 N. Alta Loma Rd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, 310-358-3759.
The sixth annual Palm Desert Food & Wine will feature a four-course luncheon, chef demonstrations and two “Grand Tastings” with more than 40 restaurants and 60 wines. For more information, visit Palm Desert Food & Wine's official website
Join the 2016 International Chardonnay Symposium for an in-depth exploration of the Chardonnay grape and its impact on the wine world. The Symposium features lectures, tastings and dinners, and runs from May 12-14. Find more information on the official website. 2016 International Chardonnay Symposium, 3940-7 Broad St, #301, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-2288.
La Nuit en Rosé returns to Los Angeles for the second year. The weekend-long event will feature a 4-course Rosé wine pairing dinner on Friday nihgt, a Rosé Sunset Party on Saturday and a Rosé Brunch on Sunday, seafood bars, live DJ and unlimited pours of more than 50 Rosé wines. Tickets can be purchased on the official website. La Nuit en Rosé Los Angeles, Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles, 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, (646)654-3425.
The 27th Annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters will be hosted at Warner Bros. Studios "Midwest Street" from 6:00-10:30 p.m. This charitable wine tasting and culinary event benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets start at $375 and can be found on the official website. The 27th Annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters, Warner Bros. Studio, Gate 7 – Forest Lawn Drive, Burbank, CA 91522, (818)348.3115.
Silverlake Wine offers “Blue Monday” wine tastings to take the edge off the beginning of the week. Participants enjoy samples of three wines along with farmhouse cheeses, olives and Heirloom LA bread. Price is $15 per person. The tastings run from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. each Monday evening. Silverlake Wine, 2395 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-662-9024.
Whisky Wednesdays are back at MudHen Tavern! Enjoy a featured Craft Whisky Cocktail for $5 or a selection of four whisky flights for $15. To find out more information or to make a reservation, visit the MudHen Tavern official website. MudHen Tavern, 742 N. Highland Ave. , Los Angeles , CA 90038, 323-203-0500.
On the third week of every month from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Eagle Rock Brewery presents a Women's Beer Forum. The brewery's co-owner Ting Su will present a flight of four to six beers and host a discussion about each. Cost is $10-$20. Visit the Eagle Rock Brewery official website to purchase tickets. Eagle Rock Brewery, 3056 Roswell St., Los Angeles, CA 90065, 323-257-7866.
Thursdays through Saturdays
Pasadena’s Le Petit Vendôme wine store offers tastings every Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m., every Friday beginning at 6 p.m. and every Saturday beginning at 3:30 p.m. Each tasting features 10-15 wines. Apart from Thursdays, when each pour is $1, the price of each tasting varies. Call the store for pre-registration. Le Petit Vendôme, 906 Granite Dr., Pasadena, CA 91101, 626-396-9234.
At Birch in Hollywood, chef Brendan Collins offers a three-course, prix-fixe Sunday Supper for $35 per person from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. All bottles of wine are also half off during Sunday Supper. Birch, 1634 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-960-3369.
Also consult GAYOT's listings of Los Angeles Culinary Events