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Sundays through Wednesdays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., wine lovers can sample 5 O'Clock Flights at Paramour, featuring tasting pours of three wines or three craft beers for $5 paired with complimentary snacks. Paramour, Wayne Hotel, 139 East Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087, 610-977-0600.
Drink the beer your Grandpa drank at the bar where he likely drank it: McGillin's Olde Ale House. Philadelphia's oldest continuously operating tavern is serving a Throwback Beer every Tuesday. From 5 p.m. until the keg kicks, the Throwback will be sold for the throwback price of $1 a mug or $5 a pitcher. Featured beers might include Narragansett, Genesee Cream Ale, Coors Banquet, Yuengling Premium, Schlitz (the beer that made Milwaukee famous) and Rolling Rock. Each week, McGillin's will reveal the featured beer on its Facebook page. McGillin's Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-735-5562.
Ristorante Panorama continues its Friday Night Flights of Wine from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The cost is $25 with a reservation ($35 without), and different regions are spotlighted every week. Ristorante Panorama, Penn's View Hotel, 14 N. Front St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-922-7800.
What were the Founding Fathers doing when they were not declaring independence, freedom fighting and creating a nation? They were living their lives, going to meetings, hosting events for families and friends and drinking wine, of course! A fun one-hour course on the wines of the Colonial era is offered at Pinot Boutique every Saturday from 3 p.m.-4 p.m., taught by Pinot Boutique owner Dan Soskin. Taste wines popular in the 1700s. The cost is $24. Pinot Boutique, 227 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-627-9463.
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Positano Coast is now offering guests the option of bringing their own bottles of wine to pair with dinner in the dining room on Sunday and Monday nights with no corkage fee. Positano Coast, 212 Walnut St., 2nd fl., Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-238-0499.

The Wine School of Philadelphiais offering its usual sassy array of wine classes. For information: 800-817-7351. The Wine School of Philadelphia, 2006-2008 Fairmount Ave.
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Sofitel uncorks its "World Flights" wine program at hotels around the country, including Philadelphia at Liberté. Designed to make wine tasting affordable and less intimidating, the program offers a menu of nearly 30 reasonably priced wines by the glass. The pairings are grouped under headings such as “winning whites for everyday drinking” and “cabernets from three continents” to demystify the wine tasting and make the selection process easier for beginners. Each flight includes three two-ounce glasses that range in price from $11-$21. Cheeses that pair well with the wines are also offered at additional cost. Liberté, Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 S. 17th St., 215-569-8300.

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