LOCAL TASTINGS

GREAT WINE REGIONS: 6:30-8 p.m. today. $20. Call to register. Sam's Wine Shop, 218 Washington Av. N., Mpls. 612-455-1045; www.samswineshop.com.

FALL WINE TASTING: Features more than 75 wines, a silent auction and door prizes. 6:30-9 p.m. Wed. $25. Pi Bar and Restaurant, 2532 25th Av. S., Mpls. Proceeds benefit the Seward Neighborhood Group. Tickets available at Zipp's Liquors, 2618 E. Franklin Av., Mpls. 612-333-8686. www.zippsliquors.com.

THE OTHER RED GRAPES: A wine tasting hosted by Mac's Liquor. 7-9 p.m. Tue. $8-$10. Gusto Cafe and Wine Bar, 922 Mainstreet, Hopkins. 952-935-9291. www.macsliquors.com.

ALL ALONG THE ANDES WINE TASTING: Featuring wines from Chile and Argentina. Bob Plantenberg, a representative for wineries in South America, will speak. 7-9 p.m. Tue.$25. Rush Creek Golf Course, 7801 N. Troy Lane, Maple Grove. Call 612-387-6032 or e-mail member@worldofwinemg.com to make a reservation. www.worldofwinemg.com.

ROMBAUER VINEYARDS WINE DINNER: Alan Cannon, the winery's national sales director, and Sheila Stewart of the Wine Merchants will introduce the wines. 6:30 p.m. Tue. $75. Reservations requested. 651-426-6611. www.ingredientscafe.com.

FAIR TRADE WINE AND CHEESE PAIRING: Sample five wines from Etica Fair Trade. 7-8:30 p.m. Wed. $26-$30. Wedge Co-op, 2105 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-871-3993. www.wedge.coop.

WINE TASTING: Wine and appetizers. 6-8:30 p.m. next Thu. $15. Prepayment required. The Fort Snelling Restaurant, 6000 Minnehaha Av. S. Sponsored by McDonald's Wine Shop. 612-721-6686.

WINE DINNER: Buona Sera chef/owner Raffaele Virgillo will prepare a five-course dinner paired with wine. 7 p.m Oct. 27. $60, plus $15 due with reservation. Buona Sera Restaurant, 11949 West River Rd., Champlin. 763-506-1277. www.discovercommunityed.com.

ST. CROIX WINERY FALL WINE TASTING: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 29. $10. Reservations due by Wed. Hosted by Brooklyn Center Liquor. Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Dr., Brooklyn Center. Tickets available at both Brooklyn Center Liquor stores. 763-561-2420 or 763-561-0506.